List of Britain's Got Talent finalists
Britain's Got Talent is a British talent reality television series that first aired in 2007. As of 31 May 2016, there have been ten completed series. The show has been spun off around the world under the Got Talent franchise. The competition is open to people of all ages who possess a talent. After the initial rounds of auditions, successful contestants are narrowed down by the judges.
In the first series, 24 contestants made it into the three semi-finals, and in subsequent series this has been increased to 40 (45 in series 6-10) contestants across five live shows. The act which receives the most public votes in each semi-final goes through to the final, with the second finalist being decided by the judges from the second and third most popular contestants. In series 6, a "wildcard" element was introduced. This is where judges pick an eliminated act from the semi-finals, and that act is sent through to the final. In series 6, the wildcard act selected was The Mend. In series 7, the wildcard was Steve Hewlett and in series 8,al Jon Clegg. Series 9 featured a second wildcard, voted for by the public from the five acts who lost the judges' vote in the semi-finals. The judges' wildcard was Boyband and the public's wildcard was Jessie-Jane McParland.
In the final, each of the finalists perform again, but this time the result is determined purely from the public vote, with the winner receiving £250,000 (£100,000 in series 1–5, £500,000 in series 6) and the chance to perform their act at the Royal Variety Performance.
Opera singer Paul Potts won the first series of the competition in 2007, street dancer George Sampson won the second series in 2008, dance troupe Diversity won the third series in 2009, gymnast troupe Spelbound won the fourth series in 2010, singer Jai McDowall won the fifth series in 2011, dancing dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey won the sixth series in 2012, shadow theatre group, Attraction won the seventh series in 2013, classical singers Collabro won the eighth series in 2014, and musical canine freestyle act Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse won the ninth series in 2015. Magician Richard Jones won the tenth series in 2016. Pianist Tokio Myers won the eleventh series in 2017.
Contestants[edit | edit source]
For more details on each of the contestants, see the relevant series article.
|2 Grand||3||Singing duo||10th|
|100 Voices of Gospel||10||Gospel choir||8th|||
|Ashleigh and Pudsey||6||Dancing dog act||1st|
|Attraction||7||Shadow theatre group||1st|
|The Addict Initiative||8||Dance troupe||10th|
|The Bar Wizards||1||Juggling||Finalist|
|Bars & Melody||8||Singing/rapping duo||3rd|
|Beau Dermott||10||Musical theatre singer||5th|||
|Boogie Storm||10||Dance troupe||3rd|||
|Jack Carroll||7||Stand-up comedian||2nd|
|Daliso Chaponda||11||Stand-up comedian||3rd|||
|Cheeky Monkeys||2||Child dance duo||Finalist|
|Côr Glanethwy||9||Welsh choir||3rd|||
|Connected[upper-alpha 1]||4||Child singers||8th|
|Craig Ball||10||Impressionist singer||6th|||
|Bessie Cursons||1||Musical theatre performer||Finalist|
|Matt Edwards||11||Comedy magician||4th|||
|Entity Allstars||9||Dance troupe||11th|||
|Steven Hall||5||Comedy dancer||7th|||
|Shaheen Jafargholi||3||Child Singer||7th|
|Jessie-Jane McParland||9||Martial artist||8th|||
|Jonathan and Charlotte||6||Opera duo||2nd|
|Andrew Johnston||2||Child Soprano||3rd|
|Kai and Natalia||6||Ballroom dancers||11th|
|Kate and Gin||2||Musical canine freestyle||Finalist|
|Lucy & Trip Hazard||10||Dancing dog||7th|||
|Lucy Kay||8||Opera singer||2nd|
|Kombat Breakers||1||Dance troupe||Finalist|
|Loveable Rogues||6||Acoustic vocal group||4th|
|Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse||9||Musical canine freestyle||1st|||
|Liam McNally||4||Child Soprano||10th|
|The Mend||6||Boy band||7th|
|Mel & Jamie||10||Singers||12th|||
|Missing People Choir||11||Choir||8th|||
|The Neales||9||Vocal group||9th|||
|New Bounce||5||Child Singers||3rd|||
|Nu Sxool||6||Dance troupe||8th|
|Old Men Grooving||9||Dance troupe||4th|||
|Only Boys Aloud||6||Male choir||3rd|
|Paddy & Nico||8||Salsa dancers||9th|
|Richard and Adam||7||Opera duo||3rd|
|Jack Pack||8||Singing group||4th|
|Ronan Parke||5||Child Singer||2nd|||
|Paul Potts||1||Opera Singer||1st|
|Richard Jones||10||Close-up magician||1st|||
|Pre Skool||7||Dance troupe||9th|
|Shannon & Peter||10||Contemporary dancers||11th|||
|Issy Simpson||11||Child magician||2nd|||
|Faryl Smith||2||Classical Singer||Finalist|
|Shaun Smith||3||Child Singer||9th|
|Stavros Flatley||3||Comedy dance duo||4th|
|Hollie Steel||3||Child singer/dancer||6th|
|Strike||2||Martial arts demo||Finalist|
|Connie Talbot||1||Child Singer||Finalist|
|UDI||9||Electronic light dance troupe||10th|||
|Wayne Woodward||10||Swing singer||2nd|||
|Ned Woodman||11||Child Stand-up comedian||10th|||
|Yanis Marshall, Arnaud & Mehdi||8||Dance troupe||11th|
|Tina and Chandi||4||Dancing Dog act||4th|
|Twist and Pulse||4||Dance duo||2nd|
References[edit | edit source]
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