Amanda Holden bowled over at Bars And Melody's transformation as they return to Britain's got talent

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Amanda Holden is left stunned as Bars And Melody return for Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions five years after their original audition.

About Amanda
Amanda is a Latin female gerundive name meaning “deserving to be loved,” “worthy of love,” or “loved very much by everyone.” Its diminutive form includes Mandy, Manda and Amy.
The name “Amanda” first appeared in 1212 on a birth record from Warwickshire, England, and five centuries later the name was popularized by poets and playwrights. In the United States, “Amanda” slowly became more prominent from the 1930s to the 1960s, ranking among the top 200 baby names.From 1976 to 1995, “Amanda” ranked in the ten most popular female baby names in the United States. The name was most popular from 1978 to 1992, when it ranked in the top 4. At its prime, in 1980, it was the second most popular. In 2009, “Amanda” ranked number 166. It was ranked among the top ten names given to girls born in Puerto Rico in 2009. The name is also currently popular in Sweden, where it ranked twentieth for girls born in 2009, down five places from the year 2008. It is also popular in Swedish-speaking families in Finland, where it ranked among the top ten names for girls born to ethnic Swedes.

Amanda Holden shocked at Bars And Melody's transformation as they return to Britain's Got Talent

About Holden
Holden, formerly known as General Motors-Holden, is an Australian automobile brand and former automobile manufacturer, which imports manufactured cars under the Holden brand. It is headquartered in Port Melbourne, Victoria.
The company was founded in 1856 as a saddlery manufacturer in South Australia. In 1908, it moved into the automotive field, becoming a subsidiary of the United States-based General Motors (GM) in 1931, when the company was renamed General Motors-Holden’s Ltd. It was renamed Holden Ltd in 1998, and General Motors-Holden in 2005.
In the past, Holden has offered badge-engineered models due to sharing arrangements with Chevrolet, Isuzu, Nissan, Opel, Suzuki, Toyota, and Vauxhall Motors. In previous years, the vehicle lineup consisted of models from GM Korea, GM Thailand, GM North America, and self-developed models like the Holden Commodore, Holden Caprice, and the Holden Ute. Holden also distributed the European Opel brand in Australia in 2012 until its Australian demise in mid-2013, and briefly the American Cadillac brand in 2009 until the brand’s full launch was ‘delayed’ indefinitely.Holden also operated assembly plants in New Zealand from 1926 until 1990 by General Motors New Zealand Limited in an earlier and quite separate operation from Holden in Australia.
From 1994 to 2017, all Australian-built Holden vehicles were manufactured in Elizabeth, South Australia, and engines were produced at the Fishermans Bend plant in Melbourne. Historically, production or assembly plants were operated in all mainland states of Australia. The consolidation of final assembly at Elizabeth was completed in 1988, but some assembly operations continued at Dandenong until 1994.
Although Holden’s involvement in exports has fluctuated since the 1950s, the declining sales of large cars in Australia led the company to look to international markets to increase profitability. From 2010 onwards, Holden incurred losses due to the strong Australian dollar, and reductions of government grants and subsidies. This led to the announcement on 11 December 2013 that Holden would cease vehicle and engine production by the end of 2017.On 20 October 2017, the last existing vehicle plant located in Elizabeth was closed as the production of the Commodore ended. Holden continues solely as an importer of vehicles.

The British pop duo, consisting of rapper Leondre ‘Bars’ Devries, 18, and singer Charlie ‘Melody’ Lenehan, 20, wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges back in 2014.

After becoming Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act, they made it through to the final where they finished in third place – losing out to Lucy Kay and Collabro.

Amanda Holden shocked at Bars And Melody's transformation as they return to Britain's Got Talent

The pair have since had sold out shows across the world, with their first album 143 even going platinum in Poland.

STRICT EMBARGO - NO USE BEFORE 00:01 BST SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019 - Editorial use only. No book publishing. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX (10425187d) Bars and Melody 'Britain's Got Talent: The Champions' TV show, Series 1, Episode 5, London, UK - 28 Sep 2019
Bars And Melody make their return to Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions (Picture: Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX)

As they make their return to the show, judge Amanda Holden is particularly shocked by their grown-up appearance.

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As they start performing one of their original songs, Amanda remarks: ‘Oh my God. They are men.’

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Speaking after their performance, she added: ‘I had no idea about how successful you’d been across the world. Absolutely none, it’s blown my mind.

‘You’re really cool, really current. It was a great song and you have a massive fanbase out there.’

But will they make it through to the final? We’ll have to wait and see.

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions continues tonight on ITV at 8.30pm.

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