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Susan Boyle amazes Aberdeen

Susan Boyle proved to fans at the AECC in Aberdeen that she was a singing phenomenon, as she performed in the Britain’s Got Talent live tour.

The singer earned a standing ovation as she belted out the hits Memory and I Dreamed a Dream.

The air was filled with anticipation as the audience waited to see if Susan – nicknamed SuBo – would appear.

Doubts had surrounded Susan Boyle’s appearance in Aberdeen after she missed a number of dates of the Britain’s Got Talent tour to rest.

But Susan, from Blackburn, thrilled thousands of fans by showing off the voice that shot her to global stardom.

Susan Boyle wasn’t the only star of the show as the 10 finalists from the Britain’s Got Talent put on a spectacular show.

Winning dance troupe Diversity got the crowd clapping with their energetic and impressive routines.

Twelve-year-old Shaheen Jafargholi also stunned fans as he sang love songs including the Michael Jackson hit Who’s Loving You.

And the audience were speechless as saxophonist Julian Smith played the tune All By Myself.

Other Britain’s Got Talent acts included 10-year-old Hollie Steel who confidently showed off her vocal range.

An act which sent the audience into fits of laughter was comedy duo Stavros Flatley.

The pair got the crowd on their feet as they ran across the stage in red jackets and blond wigs, while pulling comical faces.

And later the father-and-son duo made a hilarious appearance as they joined dance troupe Flawless in an upbeat number.

The girls in the audience went crazy for Shaun Smith, who sang the classic U2 hit With or Without You.

Screams filled the arena as the 17-year-old wooed his female fans in a tight unbuttoned white shirt and jeans.

Grandfather and granddaughter duo 2 Grand entertained younger members of the audience as they performed a hit from the children’s film Aladdin.

Dancer 11-year-old Aidan Davis also excited the crowd with his tight and effortless moves.

And the dance turns kept coming as the crowd enjoyed a special guest appearance by last year’s winner George Sampson.

Presenter of the Britain’s Got More Talent show Stephen Mulhern entertained with gags and surprises as he hosted the live show.

And the night was complete with an appearance by DJ Talent.

Susan Boyle LIVE. I Dreamed A Dream. Aberdeen, 23 June 2009

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Britains Got Talent final vote breakdown revealed

Britain’s Got Talent bosses have published a full breakdown of the public vote from this year’s live final.

The figures released show that Diversity polled 24.9% of the final vote – nearly seven times as much as competing dancers Flawless.

In the first semi-final Diversity trailed eventual runner-up Susan Boyle, winning 36.2% compared to her 52.1%.

Panellist Piers Morgan has suggested that Diversity were “lucky” to have won the contest and could have been beaten by Flawless had the latter group not performed first.

The full public vote for the live final was as follows:

  • Diversity – 24.9%
  • Susan Boyle – 20.2%
  • Julian Smith – 16.4%
  • Stavros Flatley – 16.3%
  • Aidan Davis – 6.5%
  • Hollie Steel – 3.9%
  • Shaheen Jafargholi – 3.8%
  • Flawless – 3.6%
  • Shaun Smith – 3.4%
  • 2 Grand – 1%

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Paul Potts not competing with Susan Boyle

Paul Potts has insisted that he does not regard Susan Boyle as a rival following her recent success.

Boyle has secured a strong international fanbase since making her debut on Britain’s Got Talent in April, mirroring Potts’s own experience on the ITV1 programme’s first series in 2007.

The Scottish singer is expected to soon join Potts on Simon Cowell’s record label, however the show’s original winner does not believe that they are in competition.

Speaking to Seven magazine, he explained: “We sing different styles of music. And one’s a male voice and one’s a female voice, and that makes a difference.”

Potts also revealed that he has become more ambitious since making his TV debut two years ago.

He commented: “It’s good to get a day off occasionally. But when you’re in the market, you think: ‘What could I be doing with today to become even more successful?’ You think: ‘Just get me some work. Get me a performance on a channel’. You don’t get too many opportunities and you have to grab each one, because I have to be a success if I’m going to continue to do this.”

Potts released his second album Passione earlier this month.

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Diversity beat Boyle in ‘Talent’ final

Diversity have been voted as the winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2009, beating long-time bookies’ favourite Susan Boyle.

The Essex-based dance troupe, comprising of brothers and friends, triumphed in the live final following a performance which Simon Cowell described as “sheer and utter perfection”.

Speaking after the result was announced by show hosts Ant and Dec, group member and choreographer Ashley Banjo commented: “When you guys said our name, I thought: ‘I’m going to wake up in a minute’.”

The 20-year-old added: “Can I just thank everyone that’s voted – you’ve changed our lives and I can’t actually believe it.”

Scottish singer Boyle, 48, was the competition’s runner-up – despite being favourite to win since the first episode aired. She had earlier performed a rendition of Les Miserables number ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, the song which made her a YouTube sensation following her original audition.

Paying tribute to the winners, she insisted: “The best people won. They’re very entertaining. Lads, I wish you all the best.”

Meanwhile, saxophonist Julian Smith finished in third place after impressing the public with a performance of ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story.

He revealed: “I’m just happy that I’ve been taking part in tonight and been part of the whole thing. It’s an honour.”

Diversity will now perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Show later this year. They will also receive a cash prize of £100,000.

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Final 40 Britains Got Talent 2009 – The Final Results

OK, so we now know who the top 40 acts are who will compete in the LIVE Semi-Finals.

Only 10 acts can make it through to the Grand Final.

Below is the full top 40 list of acts who will perform over the 5 LIVE Semi-Final’s – 8 acts will perform each night:

Aidan Davis – Dancer

Ben and Becky – Ballroom Dancers

Brit Chix – Rock Band

Callum Francis – Musical Theatre

Darth Jackson – Michael Jackson/ Darth Vader Impersonator

DCD Seniors – Dance Troupe

Diversity – Street Dancers

DJ Talent – Rapper

Dream Bears- Comedy Dancers

Fabia Cerra – Burlesque Dancer

Faces of Disco – Comedy Dancers

Flawless – Street Dancers

Floral High Notes – Flower Arranging and Opera Singing

Fred Bowers – Breakdancer

Gareth Oliver – Comedy Impersonator

Good Evans – Family Singing Group

Greg Pritchard – Male Soprano

Harmony – Musical Theatre

Hollie Steel – Singer/ Dancer

Hot Honeyz – Dancers

Jackie Prescott and Tippy Toes – Dog Act

Jamie Pugh – Singer

Julia Naidenko – Belly Dancer

Julian Smith – Saxophonist

Kay Oresanya – The Living Saxophone

Luke Clements – Juggler/ Street Performer

Mama Trish – Drag Act

Martin Machum – Guitarist

MD Showgroup – Dancers

Merlin Cadogan – Physical Performer

Natalie Okri – Singer

Nick Hell – Street Performer

Shaheen Jafargholi – Singer

Shaun Smith – Singer

Stavros Flatly – Comedy Dancers

Sue Son – Violinist

Sugarfree – Street Dancers

The Barrow Boys – Wheelbarrow Dancing

2 Grand – Singers.

Two acts from each of the live shows will go through to perform in the Final. The act with the highest number of public votes goes through to the final automatically, with the second and third-placed performers vying for the crucial judges’ choice

Tomorrow nights Semi-Final line up to perform along with Susan is :

Darth Jackson – Michael Jackson/ Darth Vader Impersonator

Diversity – Street Dancers

Faces of Disco – Comedy Dancers

Julia Naidenko – Belly Dancer

Natalie Okri – Singer

Nick Hell – Street Performer

Sue Son – Violinist

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