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Britain’s Got Talent Grand Finale with a Show-Stopping Extravaganza…

LES MISERABLES - THE STAGED CONCERT - photograph credit Michael Le Poer Trench.
LES MISERABLES – THE STAGED CONCERT – photograph credit Michael Le Poer Trench.

It’s been ten months in the making and now it’s time for one act to triumph as the Britain’s Got Talent 2020 Champion and win a life-changing £250,000 prize plus that coveted spot on the bill of the Royal Variety Performance.

Airing this Saturday 10th October 2020, at 19:30 on ITV, viewers will witness a show of epic proportions including performances from ten finalists and a very special guest performance presented by world-renowned theatre producer, Cameron Mackintosh.

Ant and Dec will host whilst Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo will be at the judges’ desk. The viewers at home will take full control in deciding which of the ten finalists will take home the prize with the winner revealed live to the nation at the end of the night.

Performing will be the five finalists chosen by the judges after each semi-final as well as the five acts put through by the public vote across the series. Already through are variety act Steve Royle; dancing duo, Aaron and Jasmine; magician, Magical Bones; comedy singer and performer, Jon Courtenay; and stand-up comedian, Nabil Abdulrashid. The remaining public vote acts will be revealed on Saturday with all ten acts pre-recording their performances the night before for safety reasons.

Viewers will also be wowed by performances from the brilliant combined companies of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables – The Staged Concert. After seven months of total shutdown, 60 performers have come together to conjure up the dazzling lights of the West End including Michael Ball, Matt Lucas, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John Owen-Jones, Shan Ako, Killian Donnelly, Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp. This special performance coincides with Les Misérables 35th birthday and The Phantom of the Opera’s 34th birthday.

Cameron Mackintosh said: “Britain’s theatrical talent is the best in the world so it is a wonderful opportunity after seven months of enforced lockdown to be invited by Britain’s Got Talent to showcase three of my greatest British musical hits with their fabulous West End casts all bursting to perform again and remind audiences what an unforgettable thrill it is to enjoy the exhilaration of a live show. Several years ago, Susan Boyle Dreamed her Dream and set the world alight and we are both eager and anxious to be told when we can fully reopen again next year so that we can all properly get on with our lives and celebrate the world-beating talents of our amazing culture.

Tune in to the final of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday at 19:30 on ITV.

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Steve Royle: Steve is a 52-year-old comedian from Chorley, Manchester. He combines his passion for juggling and stand-up comedy to create a hilarious act which has had the judges in hysterics.

Aaron and Jasmine: Aaron, aged 28 and Jasmine, aged 32, are a dancing duo from London who perform a unique mix of modern Latin and ballroom dancing with impressive acrobatic tricks. Their semi-final routine was fiery and wowed the judges with their incredible routine.

Magical Bones: Magical Bones is a 38-year-old magician from London. He incorporates his two loves of break dancing and magic to create a unique performance for the BGT stage. His act incorporated the story of Henry Box Brown and he brought the judges to tears when he made his girlfriend and two-year-old son appear during his semi-final performance.

Jon Courtenay: Jon is a 47-year-old comedian from Manchester. He won Ant and Dec’s golden buzzer during auditions after performing an original comedy song about his life so far, and what brought him to audition on BGT. His semi-final performance made the judges both laugh and cry, with an emotional yet hilarious song.

Nabil Abdulrashid: Nabil is a 35-year-old stand-up comedian from South London who won Alesha’s golden buzzer during auditions. His style of comedy won the judges over once again during his semi-final act with a entertaining performance addressing race and religion.


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