What Happened to Innocent Masuku in BGT 2024?

Innocent Masuku is best known for his singing performance and he received 4th place in the BGT Grand Finale 2024

Age (at audition)33 Years
Home TownSouth Africa
Position Reached4th place in the BGT Grand Finale 2024
BGT 2024

Innocent Masuku, the perfect opera singer appeared on Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) and he received 4th place in the BGT Grand Finale 2024

“We have to have people who go beyond our expectations, and that’s exactly what you did today hands down in the 17 years. we’ve been doing Britain’s Got Talent, you are by far the best opera singer we have ever had” . A great compliment from Alicia.

Innocent seemed to be a cool smiling person and he entered the stage with a mouthful of smile and the belief in the luck of his outfit which his mother did. He astonished all four judges with his perfect opera singing and all judges appreciated his performance.


Innocent Masuku is originally from South Africa and now he resides in London. He was 33 years old when he appeared on BGT 2024. He was born in Secunda, Mpumalanga on 13th May 1990.

This singer started his career with the Cape Town Opera Company. He first performed as Crabman in Porgy and Bess in Argentina. Since then, he has appeared in many big shows, such as Carmen at the London Coliseum. Innocent has won several awards, including a Merit award in the 2019 SAMRO competition, a Drake Calleja trust award, and support from The Tillet Trust fund.

Innocent’s Biography 

Innocent is a 33-year-old singer hailed from South Africa.

Real Name Innocent Masuku Tenor
Age33 Years
Birthday13th May 1990.
BGT 2024

Family & Relationships

Innocent Masuku recently got married, and his wife was with the audience in the semi-finals to cheer him up. 

Innocent’s Wife BGT 2024

What happened in Britain’s Got Talent?


He participated in the Britain Got Talent season 17 episode 2 which aired on the 21st of April.  Innocent Masuku made an unforgettable footprint in Britain Got Talent 2024 with his amazing and well-patient opera singing. He has chosen “Never Enough” from the musical Great Showman.

Anyone was not expecting that much power from his voice to come out and they have just found an ordinary guy turning into a diamond right in front of their eyes.

Judge's comment on Innocent Masuku's performance

His singing was effortless and it came from his soul. He added a smooth and natural color to the song “Never Enough” which made all four judges and the audience scream with happiness and goosebumps.

Although he deserves the golden buzzer for his spectacular performance, he was not served with it that day. But anyway, judges labeled his performance “divine” and “overwhelming” and all four judges hit “yes” for him.

Amanda Holden said that Innocent is the best opera singer they have ever had on the show in 17 years.

According to the opinion of Simon, Innocent Masuku’s performance was wonderful, powerful, and heartfelt and he showed his pleasure in his performance by saying “That’s about 4000 yeses “.  Bruno said that it was an incredible performance. The judges all voted “yes” to send Innocent through to the next round of the competition. And from the side of the audience, gave him an unstoppable applause at the end of his performance.


Fans of Britain’s Got Talent are questioning the judges’ decisions. Amanda Holden praised Innocent Masuku as the best opera singer on the show.

This caused debates because some fans think past acts like Paul Potts and Susan Boyle were overlooked. Fans were also upset Masuku didn’t receive the Golden Buzzer.

They think he deserved it because of his strong performance. Other acts with more experience were rewarded instead.

Fans are asking if the judges’ choices were fair and want more transparency about the contestants’ backgrounds.


In the semi-finals, Innocent Masuku performed “Now We Are Free” by Hans Zimmer. His performance was incredible. audience and the judges were speechless; it was a great performance. The audience and judges gave him a standing ovation.

You are incredibly talented

Simon Cowell

Alesha Dixon described him as a powerhouse and commented, “I had chills.” Amanda Holden commented, “You’re also my mom’s favorite,” and Bruno Tonioli commented, “You were like a triumphant hero.” Innocent received the highest public vote and moved on to the finals as the first finalist of BGT season 17. 

BGT Semi-finals 2024

Grand Finale

In the grand finale of BGT 2024, Innocent Masuku performed ‘Nessun Dorma’, and he mesmerized everyone with his performance. Bruno got emotional and had tears in his eyes. 

I don’t think anyone’s ever sing it as good as you

Simon Cowell

Alesha Dixon “I feel like I should be bowing down,” Amanda Holden commented, “It’s beautiful,” and Bruno Tonioli commented, “This is the gold standard for tenners.” He received 4th place in the BGT Grand Finale 2024. 

BGT Grand Finale 2024

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On the 2nd episode of Britain’s Got Talent season 17 (2024), Innocent Masuku, hailing from South Africa, made everyone addicted to his mesmerizing voice. Innocent received the highest public vote in the semi-finals and moved on to the finals as the first finalist of BGT season 17.  He received 4th place in the BGT Grand Finale 2024

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