Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions is over! Well, it was over months ago, and the results leaked, but hey – now the show has finished airing, and we have a winner!
Twist and Pulse were runners up on BGT in 2010 to the acrobatic dance troupe Spelbound. Nine years later, they came back, got Alesha Dixon’s golden buzzer in the first round, and proceeded to win the whole thing in the final. This dance duo is clever and quite funny, and they put on a heck of a show. They weren’t my first choice for the win, but of the 10 acts in the final, I think they deserved it. Their prize? I don’t know if there is one, besides a trophy. I read reports that they got 150,000 pounds, but that wasn’t confirmed on TV. Watch their final performance below.
The runners up on BGT: The Champions were Stavros Flatley. If you want me to explain this act, I’m sorry. I can’t. I don’t get it at all. But hey, maybe if you watch this performance, you might?
The third place act was a familiar face to anyone who watched AGT Champions earlier this year. Sand artist Kseniya Simonova became the first act to receive two golden buzzers on Champions, and she finished in the same place on both shows as well. I always love seeing Kseniya – she’s such a unique talent. Watch her final performance about Princess Diana below.
Two America’s Got Talent alumni made the final of BGT Champions. Preacher Lawson continued his tradition of almost making me laugh but never quite doing so. You can watch the funnier of his two performances below, in which he talked about losing to Darci yet again. The thumbnail is funnier than the performance.
Bello and Annaliese Nock auditioned separately on AGT but are now a duo act. On Champions, they pretty much did the same act twice. The act, while undeniably impressive, is a bit stale for me. The second time around was slightly better, so watch that video below.
I also want to highlight Paul Zerdin, winner of America’s Got Talent 2015. He didn’t make the final, but I honestly think that he deserved to win the whole thing. His act was, in my opinion, the best of the entire competition. Watch it below.
Overall, Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions was fun, but the results were problematic, the pre-taped format with no live voting still sucks, and I knew the results two months ago. I enjoy seeing great acts return to the stage, but I think there are clear ways that this format could be improved dramatically.
Join me here next week as I recap the first episode of The X Factor: Celebrity!