Britain's Got Talent returned to our screens tonight as acts tried to impress the judges tonight with their unique talents in the 17th series of the show. 

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli returned to the judging panel with Anthony (Ant) McPartlin and Declan (Dec) Donnelly back as hosts.

Who performed tonight? An operatic Batman of all people.

The 40-year-old 'Dark Hero' appeared on stage dressed as Batman, refusing to answer any of the judge's questions. 

He then, bizarrely, performed a rendition of 'Gravity' and hoisted himself to some acrobatic ropes that raised him in the air. A proper caped crusader.

All four judges stood and applauded after he was finished. One member of the audience commented: "I was not expecting that".

Alesha Dixon was particularly impressed.

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Last week

Saturday's episode saw two gold buzzers awarded - one to 28-year-old singer Sydnie Christmas who dazzled the judges with her voice and the other to Ssaulabi Performance Troupe who impressed with their taekwondo skills. 

On Sunday, Dixon hit the golden buzzer for Ravi’s Dream Team - a choir led by a boy with a brain tumour.

Several other acts have also made it through to the semi-finals including 10-year-old dancer Trey Braine, and Genevieve Cote - who provided sounds of nature and athletic stunt man Arbon.

Those who make it through the audition stages will progress to the semi-finals and move a step closer to being crowned Britain's next superstar.

The winner of the series will take home the £250,000 cash prize and earn a spot on the bill of the Royal Variety Performance. 

After a double bill of BGT last weekend on Saturday and Sunday, there will just be one episode this week which will air tonight (April 27).