Britain’s Got Talent Final Wins Lost Voice Guy
Britain’s Got Talent Final Wins Lost Voice Guy
Lost Voice Guy has taken out the title of Britain’s Got Talent in a hotly contested finale on Sunday evening. Britain’s Got Talent Final Wins Lost Voice Guy. All manner of acts battled it out in the final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
The hit talent show has now been on our screens for 11 years with its winners’ list including Paul Potts, Diversity, George Sampson, Collabro and last year’s winner Tokio Myers.
Over the past week judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon and the voting public, had whittled down the acts who’d been taking the stage in the live semi-finals.
And on Sunday night it was the big one – the grand finale – when the likes of opera singer Gruffydd Wyn Roberts, comedian Robert White, dance group DVJ and the North East’s own Lost Voice Guy competed for the BGT crown.
And to his delight, it was Lost Voice Guy who won.
BRITAIN GOT TALENT hopeful Robert White has been hotly tipped as a front-runner to win the contest but a surprising stumbling block may have emerged with mere hours to go before the live show starts.
Robert wowed the judges and viewers alike with his fast-paced comedy routine on Britain’s Got Talent.
The 37-year-old, aka comedian Lee Ridley, beat out 10 other acts to claim the top spot at the Hammersmith Apollo on 3 June, with the viewers captivated by him and his hilarious performance. All four judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams were all floored by their finale performance.
His efforts saw him get through to tonight’s final with a shot a taking home the title of the ITV variety competition.
He was even pegged as a bookies favorite, however, it’s all changed at the last minute.
While he was comfortably sitting at the top spot, he’s now been overtaken by fellow funnyman Lost Voice Guy.
Support has surged for the comic, who lost his ability to speak as a result of cerebral palsy, meaning Robert’s got a big rival.
Lost Voice Guy, real name Lee Ridley, is now the 11/8 favorite to win, while Robert now sits in third place with odds of 7/2.
Declan Donnelly first announced the top three acts which were Lost Voice Guy, Donchez Dacres, and Robert White. Donchez Dacres came in third place, as he said he felt ‘marvellous’. He added: ‘It’s out of this world. Thank you so much for voting for me.’ Donchez was the underdog that came through in the end, with odds of 50/1 going into the finale.
A spokesperson for Boylesports said: “Mere hours before Lost Voice Guy and the rest of Britain’s Got Talent finalists take to the stage and make their bids for the title, punters have reignited their love for the comedian and backed him into 11/8 from 15/8 seeing him back as the favourite to win having lost out on the spot to Robert White.
“Robert White’s odds have been pushed right out to 7/2 from 7/4 which doesn’t bode well for the West Sussex comedian.”
Filling in the second slot is Diversity protégés DVJ who appear to be Lost Voice Guy’s main competition.
David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer act was crowned the winner of Tuesday night’s semi-final and was thoroughly entertaining to the crowds as he danced with and got the audience and judges into his tunes. Musical comedian Robert White clapped when his fellow competitor was announced as the winner, while the judges applauded.
Robert was at the center of some drama earlier this week after Big Narstie was seen shoving him on sister show Britain’s Got More Talent.
Viewers were deeply concerned about the contestant, who later verified there was no bad blood between himself and the rapper.
He confirmed on his Twitter account: “Big Narstie hi-fived shook and then made up. No bad feelings from me.
“To me the visual joke was obvious; the tiny guy dancing with the big guy, but not everyone thinks in comedy, so I think you should give the benefit of the doubt #bgmt.”
Big Narstie later took to the social network to apologize, he wrote: “Hello high to the world, sorry if I came across aggressively last night.
“But I didn’t like my personal space being invaded in that manner [I] just followed natural reaction #BGMT God bless everyone, all love.”
Robert gave the thumbs up to the audience. He said: ‘It’s amazing, this whole year was about giving up comedy and starting teaching so this will be a lovely thing to remember when i become a full-time teacher in September.’
Meanwhile, earlier today the wildcard act of the competition was finally announced to be the B-Positive Choir.
The show posted to it’s official Twitter account: “It’s official. We can now confirm that #BGT’s Wildcard act is… @bpositivechoir!
“See them in tonight’s Final! 7.30pm, @ITV and @WeAreSTV!”
The final line-up for the grand finale includes: B-Positive Choir, Lost Voice Guy, D-Day Darlings, Donchez Dacres, Calum Courtney, Gruffudd Wyn Roberts, Robert White, Tim and Jack Goodacre, DVJ, Giang Brothers and Micky P Kerr.
The winner will receive a slot in the Royal Variety Performance line-up, £250,000 and a special “surprise” as promised by Simon Cowell.
Lost Voice Guy will now be performing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show, as well as £250,000. Dec said: ‘You’ve done it!’ He said of performing for the Royal Family: ‘I’m very excited to perform for the Queen…I’ve loved her since she sang Bohemian Rhapsody.’ As he lapped up the audience’s whoops and cheers, he added: ‘I have been blown away by the support of the judges and the general public. ‘I’ve got so much love from everyone and I’m really grateful for it all.’
Lost Voice Guy, Lee – who is unable to speak due to complications from cerebral palsy and delivers his material through a voice synthesizer – secured his place in the final after delivering brilliantly self-deprecating humor in the first live show and throughout. Simon Cowell said: ‘To you, you so deserve this. I’m so happy.’ It was an exciting final, with Lost Voice Guy even managing to crack a joke about the new facial injuries he was sporting, after confessing he fell over whilst drunk when celebrating his semi-final win. In his routine, he quipped: ‘I felt like a rock star after last week’s show. But because it takes me so long to communicate with people through my computer, I couldn’t decline drinks fast enough. ‘So by the time I said no, they’d already bought me one. And, by the end of the night, I fell over!’
In another part of the routine, Lee joked about he had ‘joined a disabled Steps tribute act’ called ‘ramps’, which had the judges in stitches.
Britain’s Got Talent concludes tonight at 7.30pm on ITV.
Source: chroniclelive.co.uk, express.co.uk, metro.co.uk,