Britain’s Got Talent 2020 (Series 14)
Comic Singer and pianist Jon Courtenay is the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2020 (Series 14). Courtenay is the first-ever Golden Buzzer act to win BGT. Presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (aka Ant and Dec), who pressed the Golden Buzzer for Courtenay’s impressive audition, were ecstatic over his win.
The special choir Sign Along With Us from Manchester came in 2nd, while comic juggler Steve Royle got third place.
With his hands shaking and with tears in his eyes, Courtenay was at a loss for words when asked by Ant and Dec about his victory. Courtenay said he tried not to think about it because he is bad at hiding disappointment. But when he woke up that morning, he “literally woke up with an idea for a song for the Royal Variety Performance.” Courtenay wrote it down and tried not to think of that as being a sign because it would have been too much pressure.
Jon Courtenay is from Moseley village and has been playing the piano since he was around five. As winner of BGT 2020, he will receive the cash prize of £250,000 and a spot on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance.
Genre: Comic Singer and Pianist
Golden Buzzer judge: Ant and Dec
Watch Jon Courtenay’s winning moment.
Jon Courtenay’s Performances:
Jon Courtenay BGT 2020 Final
Jon Courtenay BGT 202 Semifinals performance
Jon Courtenay audition Golden Buzzer
- Winner: Jon Courtenay
- Runner-Up: Sign Along with Us
- 3rd place: Steve Royle
- 4th place: Nabil Abdulrashid
- 5th place: James and Dylan Piper
- 6th place: Damien O’Brien
- 7th place: Aidan McCann
- 8th place: Jasper Cherry
- 9th place: Magical Bones
- 10th place: Aaron & Jasmine
Past BGT winners:
- BGT 2019 winner Colin Thackery
- BGT 2018 winner – Lost Voice Guy
- BGT 2017 winner – Tokio Myers
Britain’s Got Talent (aka BGT) is a televised British talent show competition, and part of the global Got Talent franchise created by Simon Cowell. It is hosted by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (also known as Ant and Dec). The show premiered on June 9, 2007 following the success of America’s Got Talent the previous year.
Every year, contestants of any age can audition for the contest with whatever talent they wish to demonstrate. Auditionees seek to impress a panel of judges – at present, consisting of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams – in order to secure a place in the live rounds of BGT.
Britain’s Got Talent 2020 (Series 14) began broadcasting in the UK on April 11, 2020. The series was split into two parts because of the Covid-19 pandemic or coronavirus outbreak and the resulting lockdown issued by the British government. The first half aired audition episodes between April to May, which had been filmed before the national lockdown. The second half aired the remaining episodes across September to October.
Production on the second half of the series saw considerable changes including a change in the voting system. All episodes being aired weekly – a first in the programme’s history – and all semi-finals are pre-recorded.
Before the first semi-finals were to begin, Simon Cowell sustained a back injury following an electric bike accident, and was replaced by Ashley Banjo as a stand-in.
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