Britain’s Got Talent: Attraction wins

Attraction have won Britain’s Got Talent 2013 following a closely fought final on Saturday night.

The Hungarian shadow theatre troupe beat 14-year-old comedian Jack Carroll into second place after wowing both judges and audience with their British themed routine.

Singing siblings Richard and Adam Johnson finished in third place, after an eventful performance which was interrupted by a woman who ran on stage and pelted the judges with eggs.

Attraction appeared speechless after the result was announced, with frontman Zoltan Scuzs haltingly thanking those who had voted for the act.

“It’s amazing and unbelievable. This is my proudest moment. Thank you very much. Thank you the British public, thank you,” he said.

Meanwhile second placed Jack Carroll was quick to respond when asked about his runner-up position.

“That’s a little bit insensitive is it not?” he joked to Ant and Dec.

“Seriously I’ve had a great time and I’ve come second,” he added. “I’ve tried my best and fair enough, cheers to everyone involved.”

Simon Cowell described the BGT result as a “bit of a surprise” – but added that the public’s decision to vote for a foreign act “just shows that this country welcomes people from all over the world.”

Amanda Holden added: I think whatever language you speak you completely understand their story.”

The act now win a £250,000 prize as well as the chance to perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance in November.

Earlier on in the show the act – who had been the last to perform – once again left the judges and audience spellbound with a routine which saw them recreate images of the Queen, Winston Churchill, London 2012 and the Trafalgar Square lions, as well as spelling out words from the popular ‘keep calm and carry on’ catchphrase.

“That was so moving, that was epic. Great end to the show,” Alesha Dixon told them, while David Walliams added: “Each time you have come out and done something really different. That was a really fantastic act. Just as we thought Jack Carroll had walked it, you come along.”

Simon Cowell agreed, saying: “You have been a brilliant act throughout, I thought we’d seen the winner and now again I am changing my mind,” while Amanda Holden commented: “I am already proud to be British and I am more so today. You have embraced Britain and we embrace you back.”

The full results of the voting were revealed shortly after the final, with Attraction shown to have a clear lead over Jack Carroll, capturing 27 per cent of the public vote compared to his 20.1 per cent.

Richard and Adam scored 15.4 per cent of the votes, while Steve Hewlett finished fourth with 12 per cent and the Luminites were fifth with 6.8 per cent.

Jordan O’Keefe finished sixth, followed by Gabz Gardiner in seventh, Ariksandra in eighth, Pre-Skool ninth, Francine Lewis tenth and Asanda finishing eleventh.