‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – Final 2013 Review

After weeks of the good and the not-so-good ‘talents’ that Britain has to offer, the Britain’s Got Talent Final 2013 was here – with an eclectic (or egglectic – more on that later) mix of talents.

Pre Skool – 9th Place
Pre Skool were hardly likely to win, but they undoubtedly brought some cuteness to the Final. Also, they’re fantastic dancers – the speed of their routine was energetic and well choreographed (as always) and a great start to the show.

Asanda Jezile – 11th Place
At times I did worry that Beyonce’s ‘If I Were A Boy’ had slightly too ambitious notes for Asanda but she definitely pulled it off. The confidence with which she performed on stage was superb, and so was her vocal range. Simply brilliant.

Gabz Gardiner – 7th Place
Oh my God! If Simon doesn’t get Gabz to release an album – or a single at the very least – then he will be making a huge mistake. If the remaining 28 songs in her arsenal are anywhere near as good as the two which she performed in the Final, she will have a long and successful career ahead of her – she didn’t need to win the show.

Steve Hewlett – 4th Place
Thank God the judges picked Steve to be the Wildcard act! That was not only his funniest routine, it was the funniest from any of the contestants this series! I laughed from start to finish and was overjoyed that he not only brought back our favourites (Arthur Lager and Simon) but also had a Sinitta puppet in his routine too. I loved it – I was really undecided as to whether to vote for him. Paul Zerdin and Nina Conti had best watch out!

Jordan O’Keefe – 6th Place
I was never overwhelmed by Jordan – I always thought he was good, but I didn’t think he should have beaten Steve Hewlett into the Final. His cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ tonight was exceptional, though. And there isn’t much else to say.

Arisxandra Libantino – 8th Place
As always, Arisxandra was amazing. It’s really difficult to separate her and Asanda – both have incredibly mature voices and attitudes towards their performances. A true, true talent.

Francine Lewis – 10th Place
I adored Francine – I championed her pretty much throughout the whole competition and she delivered a winning performance during the Final. Every impression was bang-on and, while they perhaps didn’t run as smoothly as in her Semi-Final performance, they were extremely funny, thanks to her and her cousin’s fabulous script. She was the act that I voted for, and I have little doubt that she will go on to bigger and better things. It’s just such a shame that she didn’t win.

Richard and Adam – 3rd Place
These sandwich-making brothers from Wales have absolutely astounding voices, as proven during their performance of ‘The Impossible Dream’. Their nan has every reason to be swelled with pride Richard and Adam - Third Place when they sing.
There is a serious issue here, though – and it has nothing to do with Richard and Adam themselves. How the hell did former BGT failure Natalie Holt (or ‘that stupid cow’, as Amanda very aptly dubbed her) manage to get onto the stage? Did no one backstage note the box of half-a-dozen eggs in her hand? Where was the security? It’s ridiculous! Let’s just be thankful that she attacked the judges with just eggs – and nothing more serious, as she so easily could have! ITV has some explaining to do tomorrow…

Jack Carroll – 2nd PlaceJack Carroll - Second Place
I just don’t find Jack Carroll funny. I know that is controversial but I don’t. I admire him for writing his own material (that’s more than most professional comedians) but I don’t understand the craze about him. I suppose comedy really is subjective, isn’t it? I just feel sorry for whoever put that £10,000 bet  on him winning. So near and yet so far, eh?

Luminites – 5th Place
I think the Luminites are brilliant. Together they create unique music and am thoroughly looking forward to seeing what happens to them from now.

Attraction – WinnersAttraction - Winners of 'Britain's Got Talent' 2013
This is something that BGT has never seen before, but we will probably see many inferior versions of in the future. They’re simply amazing and extremely worthy winners. How fantastic that for two years running we have had a variety act win Britain’s Got Talent. I can imagine Daily Mail readers across the country being outraged that a Hungarian act has dared enter – and win – a British talent show.

Congratulations Attraction and to all of the finalists. This year has seen some of the best talent of the show’s seven series – and some of the best variety. It truly proves that Britain has got talent – and lots of it.

What did you think of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent Final? Do you agree or disagree with my review or the judges’ comments? Feel free to comment below or tweet me about this or any other TV show – @UKTVReviewer

You can also see my recommendations for the coming week’s TV on this blog, published every Saturday at midnight.


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