The phenomenon is beaten by dance troupe
Street dance group Diversity have been crowned the winner of this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ tonight (May 30) in a shock victory over favourite Susan Boyle.
The 10-strong group, whose members are aged between 12 and 25, is made up of three sets of brothers and was only formed in 2007.
The result, which came after a public vote, was a huge surprise. Boyle, was criticised earlier this week by Lily Allen (pictured) who said she was “overrated”. Boyle, had long been installed as favourite after becoming a worldwide star, feted by Oprah Winfrey and Demi Moore, after her audition for the show became one of the most watched videos ever on YouTube.
The winners pick up a £100,000 prize and the chance to perform at this year’s Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen.
Boyle, a 48 year-old church volunteer from West Lothian in Scotland, sang ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from stage musical ‘Les Miserables’ in the final. She did not appear to be too disappointed in defeat, however, and said later of future plans: “I hope to get an album out – I’ll just play it by ear.”
The show was watched by over 18 million people in the UK.