Created by Simon Cowell, Britain’s Got Talent started in June 2007 and still continues to search for new talent, while it involves the public via voting. Due to its massive success, the millions of fans from around the globe hooked on watching the nervous competitors, and the fame participants enjoy after the show, it has been running for the past twelve years.
The first winner in 2007 was Paul Robert Potts best known as the British tenor that got the audience in awe with his performance of Nessun Dorma. Potts celebrated his fame, and by his decision to give his singing career all his attention, he sold well over 5 million albums in the past 10 years. He has also travelled the world to visit over 44 different countries and perform over 800 times in front of live audiences. Prize money won by Paul Putts in 2007 came to £250,000.
George Sampson danced his way to victory in the second series and won the 2008 Britain’s Got Talent. Winning the show at the age of 14 years old, completely changed Sampson’s life, he almost immediately after starring in “Into the Woods” a west end production, then made his own music DVD that become a number one on the charts and also featured in several films including: Emmerdale, StreetDance3D, Mount Pleasant and Waterloo Road.
The dance troupe, Diversity became an instant favourite with the audience and the judges and went on to win Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. The street dance troupe from Essex started in 2007 and included acrobatics, hip-hop, street dance, roboting, and breakdance moves.
Since their won, they have toured the world and released two DVD’s including Diversity Digitalized: 2012 Tour as well as the Diversity Fitness Dance Fusion DVD.
In 2010 everyone was divided between voting for Susan Boyle or Diversity, both deserved to win, Boyle a singing phenomenon, Diversity the best British Dance Troupe to bring rhythm fused with acrobatics to the world stage.
Susan Boyle might not have been announced as the winner, but in so many ways she shared the victory with Diversity. Her fame, fortune and golden voice are now made into a Hollywood film with star Julie Walters selected to play Susan Boyle in the film. Within the first week of releasing her debut album, it went straight to number one, and 411,820 copies were sold within the first three days. By 2017, Boyle was worth an estimated £35 million. After remaining for several years out of the spotlight, Boyle announced the release of her album before Christmas 2018.