Sunday, June 01, 2008


Congratulations to George Sampson, this year’s winner of Britain’s Got Talent. 14 year old George danced his way to victory in Britain’s Got Talent last night, beating nine other acts to take home the coveted £100,000 prize and a chance to perform in front of Prince Charles at the Royal Variety Performance. As George’s mother Lesley is unable to afford professional lessons for him, the young dancer travels to Manchester every week, performing on the streets to earn money to pay for his dance tuition. He had earlier pledged to pay off his Mum’s mortgage if he won the talent show.

It was George’s second crack at winning Britain’s Got Talent. The teenage dancer who failed to make the semi finals of last year’s show, was undeterred and came back to the show again this year more determined than ever to win. Young George wowed the judges and the public with his sensational high energy breakdancing routine, performed to a funky, upbeat version of Singing in the Rain. Judge Simon Cowell described him as, “the dance version of Rocky” and said he deserved everything as he had battled his way to the top. Amanda described him as, “inspirational”, whilst Piers said he loved his confidence. It was certainly a refreshing change to see a dance act winning Britain’s Got Talent, instead of the usual singing acts. A tearful George couldn’t believe that the public had voted him the winner and was speechless after hearing the result. To see George in action, click on the player shown below:-


Cindy Swanson said...

Wow, Naomi!!! Incredible!!!

By the way, I LOVE the accents of the show's announcers...

Naomi said...

Glad you enjoyed it Cindy. Ant and Dec both speak with Geordie accents. Many people from an area of England called Newcastle speak with an accent like that.

Marion said...

Thank you so much for showing this video of George Sampson...not yet seen this one on our side of the pond.

His dance brought me to tears...what an amazing, awesome talent and such determination and huge courage in this young man!

Jackie said...

He was excellent but I am amazed he chose that form of dance as it is pretty much out now even amongst our kids. At least with his talent and the cash he can possibly move on to something he can do career wise on the stage rather than just be wasted on a few exhibition break dances over the next year.

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi, Naomi!

Thank you for this great story and beautiful video! I think that Britain’s Got Talent is a great interesting show to watch! Looks like all kids are so talented! We still can not forget this girl with her funny dog what you wrote about earlier :))).

Best wishes,
Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

Glad you enjoyed the video Marion. I think George is a great inspiration to a lot of young people that with grit and determination, you can become a great success.

This is a great opportunity for George Jackie. This show was a great opportunity for him to showcase his talents.

Yes there are a lot of talented young people out there Kyle and Svet. It must be so difficult for the judges trying to choose the best one. I enjoyed Kate and her dog Gin too.