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'Britain's Got Talent' Final - Live Blog

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They've sung, they've danced and they've made us laugh.

And now, this is it! The 11 finalists in this year's Britain's Got Talent are going into battle for the very last time. Tonight, Francine Lewis, Luminites, Digital Spy readers' favourites Attraction and Jordan O'Keefe - amongst others - will be hoping to follow the likes of Ashleigh and Pudsey, Diversity and, ahem, Jai McDowall to be crowned victors.

So join Digital Spy as we pull up a chair and crack open the sparkling wine. Let's get this show on the road...

'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-final show 1: Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams

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'Britain's Got Talent' - The judges


22:01Well, well, well, that's it! What did you make of it all? The series signs off with a haunting trail saying that Britain's Got Talent 2014 is open for applications. So, on that bombshell (eggshell?) we'll say tah-rah, thanks for joining Digital Spy this evening and see you all here again next year!


21:58After the legacy Diversity left behind in regard to dance troupes appearing on Britain's Got Talent, can we expect to see a flood of copycat shadow dancers for BGT 2014?


21:54Even managing a joke in the face of defeat - that definitely won't be the last we've heard from Jack...


21:53Congratulations to Hungary's top shadow dancers, who have scooped it. Jack is a very worthy runner-up, though. Do you think the right act won?


21:51The winner of Britain's Got Talent 2013 is... Attraction!

Attraction

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Attraction



21:51So it's between Jack and Attraction...


21:50So in third place is Richard & Adam, who have to go back to making sandwiches come Monday morning. How many orders for egg mayonnaise will they have next week?


21:50Meanwhile, Jack Carroll, Attraction and Richard & Adam are in the top three! Surely that wasn't an egg-related sympathy vote?

Jack Carroll

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Jack Carroll



21:48It's tears before bedtime for Pre-Skool and Gabz as they go out of the competition...


21:47Here they all are, then! Jack Carroll appears to have become an honorary member of Luminites...


21:46We are but moments from finding out the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2013! The excitement is... moderate at best.


21:43Ah bless, Steve made that SInitta puppet himself! I'm not sure why I'm that surprised, though - it's not like you can buy them in shops. Hopefully he'll do well out of this, anyway, because out of everyone you can tell it pretty much means the most to him.


21:41Jack Carroll is a man of the people and says what we're all thinking while watching at home. Kind of hungry, kind of need a wee.


21:39There's too much Alice Debenhams in this for my liking.


21:39How did we get through a final without Amanda crying? That's got to be a first.


21:39Ah, time for the montage. And with every montage comes Emeli Sandé.


21:38Ed Sheeran solidifies his '90s kid credentials by announcing he bought PJ & Duncan's Greatest Hits the other day.


21:34Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are here now doing their quiet, kooky 'thang'. Double the acoustic guitars, double the melancholy.


21:31


21:26Pop Marmite Psy gets a standing ovation and double thumbs-up from Simon Cowell. That says it all.


21:24Psy isn't far behind Crazy Frog when it comes to annoying fads.


21:23Uh-oh, Psy's coming out. Hold onto your sunglasses and bejewelled jackets, everyone.


21:21OK, so that was your lot! Time to get voting for who you want to win. Who was your favourite tonight?


21:15OK, well, what did you think of that? No denying it was clever and really well done, but it kinda lacked the emotional pull of their first two performances, right?


21:14No-one wants David Cameron to narrate proceedings.


21:13Anyway, the main attraction is... Attraction! Plenty of people, including all of you Digital Spy readers, have tipped them for the top... Can they do it?


21:12Has Dec been caught short having a crafty wee and not able to get back to the stage in time? I can't think of any other reason why David was his stand-in for that link just then...


21:07I'm trying so hard to concentrate on what's going on, but watching Egg Lady on a loop on YouTube is a lot more entertaining...


21:04Meanwhile, why hasn't one of Cowell's lackeys run on with a clean suit top for him?


21:03Luminites are rocking it, as pound signs flash up in Cowell's eyes. Not sure they've got a chance of winning, but they should do well post-BGT.

Luminites

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The Luminites perform on the BGT final.



20:58Jack was the best of the night so far in my book, and even caused a bit of controversy. Well, you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette. (That was another egg joke. But hopefully for all of us, the last one. Probably.)


20:55Jack Carroll does a fab egg-related ad-lib to kick off. The true sign of a cracking comedian. (That was an egg joke. Sorry.)


20:52The footage of Egg Lady is already on YouTube and it looks as though she was part of the orchestra/choir. Did no-one think to ask what the green cardboard box poking out of her dress was?


20:49


20:49Can we vote for Egg Lady to win? She'd up the ante and chuck a 12-pack one by one at the Queen at the Royal Variety...


20:47Amanda calls the woman a "stupid cow". Strong words indeed.


20:46Simon, no-one is listening to a word you're saying. Everyone's thinking about the egg-stained blazer in your lap. How the heck did that just happen? That could've turned into a John Prescott-eggscapade, but sadly it didn't.


20:45EGG NEWS! Some woman just dashed out from behind the smoke, armed with a box of six eggs, and lobbed them all at Simon Cowell while laughing her head off. That was hands down the best moment of the night. Everyone, Sky Plus that NOW.

Simon ducks for cover, Simon Cowell gets egged by viola player Natalie Holt

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Simon ducks for cover.



20:44What's the betting this pair will not only have an album out by Christmas, but that all of us will buy it for our mums?


20:42Operatic granny-fodder Richard & Adam are up next. Aw, what lovely young men etc, etc...


20:40We know that this is your 'area', George, but you're going to have to come up with a snappier title...




20:34Francine should and could make a living as a Katie Price impersonator. The only problem with that plan is that there is zero demand for such a thing.

Francine Lewis.

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Francine Lewis.



20:32Impressionist and hot favourite Francine Lewis is up next. She kicks off with a bit of Alan Carr, a semi-dodgy Geri Halliwell, old favourite Stacey Solomon and a bit of Corrie.


20:29She's cute 'n' all, but can she win? Hmm. I'm not sure. It is after all her mum's - sorry, her - dream.


20:28Luckily, all went well and Arisxandra survived unscathed. We can collectively exhale.


20:26Whenever Arisxandra's singing, I always feel we could be but a few minutes away from a Hollie Steel-style crying episode...


20:23And now time for something completely different... A singing child!


20:18We're almost halfway through, as five acts have performed so far this evening. Who's been your favourite?


20:16


20:15Up next is cheeky chappie Jordan O'Keefe, acousticing all over Katy Perry. Surely Simon will just chuck him in Union J? His name does begin with a J, after all...


20:09Poor Steve probably spent a year's earnings on a custom-made Sinitta doll. We hope they do refunds.


20:08Oh good Lord! We don't need one Sinitta, let alone two. Cripes. Is this all a horrible dream? Is this actually happening?

Steve Hewlett

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Steve Hewlett with Simon Cowell and Sinitta.



20:06I only have one question. Where do you buy clothes for a ventriloquist dummy? H&M Kids? Answers on a postcard, please... (or in the comments box below. Either's good.)


20:05Are we sure Arthur Lager isn't actually Norris off of Corrie? Actually, no, Arthur is way taller.


20:03Ooh, it's wildcard time! Astonishingly, they've picked Steve Hewlett. Just like Steve, I really didn't see that coming...


20:02There are onesies and then there are onesies. That one is greatly erring on the side of pyjamas.


20:00The audience and judges have been given specially-issued faux lighters for Gabz. Nice. That many naked flames in a TV studio would be a Health & Safety 'mare.


19:58The third act - and the third child act - is lover of lighters and onesies Gabz Gardiner. This is a well-worn comment this year, but really, where have all the grown-ups gone?


19:5420 minutes in, two breaks. By that reckoning, we're in for a total of 15 lots of ads this evening. Yes, really.


19:50Alesha says that Asanda is a "freak of nature", and Amanda says she's "ridiculous". We're sure there are compliments in there somewhere.


19:48Asanda is the second act up this evening, plumping for a semi-predictable Beyoncé cover. Is this Stars in Their Eyes Kids? Where's Cat Deeley?


19:41Ah, celebrities. They really are just like us...




19:39David says that they were the best of the night so far - despite being up first. Great gag, but at least six of those kids looked really excited at his comment. Irony really is lost on 5-year-olds.


19:38Up first is everyone's favourite 40-year-old midgets (Cowell's words, not ours) in the form of Pre-Skool.
Pre-Skool take to the stage.

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Pre-Skool appeal to Simon's caring side.



19:37Nice to see Simon Cowell make the effort for the evening. Honestly, jeans... Tsk. At least David put a bow tie on.


19:35Ant and Dec make a typically understated entrance in a Union Jack-emblazoned Mini. It's always good to see some shameless product placement happening on ITV!


19:34Good evening, everyone! First and foremost, we've got to say well done for making it this far. It hasn't been easy. But it's not over yet. Strap yourself in, there's two and a half hours of final fun coming your way starting... Now!

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