Collabro, a new classical boy band, has won Britain’s Got Talent 2014. They seized the $250,000 grand prize and a place in the Queen’s Royal Variety Performance. It lookls El Devo has some new competition! I went to El Devo’s most recent concert in Texas and was fully entertained by their renditions of Hollywood musical hits. Will Collabro be as successful as El Divo? That waits to be seen.
An operatic boy band have been crowned the winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent (BGT).
Collabro, a classical singing group, impressed the judges and the voting public with their performance of Stars from Les Miserables.
The ITV talent show drew its lowest ever audience for a season finale, with Saturday’s programme averaging 10.7m viewers compared to 11.1m last year.
However, the show still attracted more than half of all available viewers.
An ITV spokeswoman said the 51% share of total viewers in Britain at the time was on par with last season’s final.
When the show launched in 2007, more than 11 million watched opera singer Paul Potts crowned its first winner.
An audience of 16.4 million saw Diversity dance their way to success in 2009, with 18.29 million tuning in for the separate results show.
Last weekend, the show had its lowest-rated live episode ever, with an average of 7.75 million viewers.
Opera singer Lucy Kay was runner-up in the competition, which saw 11 acts vying for BGT glory – while bookies’ favourite, teenage rap duo Bars and Melody, finished third.
Collabro won £250,000 and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance.
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Collabro has won Britain’s Got Talent 2014 and will appear at the Queen’s Royal Variety Performance. The band is made up of Richard Hadfield and Matt Pagan, Michael Auger, Thomas Redgrave and Jamie Lambert – all in their early 20s – formed a month before their first audition for the show.