If you thought, like I did, that America’s Got Talent had a rough year, you haven’t seen anything yet. Because last night, Britain’s Got Talent wrapped up their weakest season so far. The show was on hiatus from June until September out of hope that they could have a live audience again. Sadly, COVID meant that the show had to rely on a virtual audience like AGT.
This year’s winner was Jon Courtenay, a singer/piano player/kinda sorta comedian who was Ant and Dec’s golden buzzer. Shockingly, he is the first golden buzzer act to win BGT – I know, it’s usually a curse over there, not a blessing like it is here. He wins a spot on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance and 250,000 pounds. He won with the highest percentage of the vote I’ve seen in years as well – 35.7% with 10 acts competing. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t a huge fan of his act, but I can see why people would like it. Watch his final performance below.
The runner up was Sign Along With Us, a sign language choir that was the most blatant example of inspiration p**n I’ve ever seen on a reality show. The thing that bugs me the most is that two years ago, BGT had Lost Voice Guy as their winner. His entire act was about the problems with inspiration p**n. And then two years later we have this act. It’s like they weren’t paying attention to a word he said. Watch their final performance below and you’ll see what I mean.
In third place was Steve Royle. Out of the top three acts, he was my favorite but that’s not really saying much. Watch his last performance below.
My actual favorite act of the season was comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, who came in fourth place. He caused a lot of controversy after his semi-final performance that called out racism in the UK. I thought it was the performance of the entire year, and you can watch it below.
Did you watch any of BGT? Were you as disappointed with it as I was? What did you think of these acts? Let me know in the comments below!