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:-