The British public were voting again – and this time the winners were Jules and her Border Collie Matisse in the final of Britain’s Got Talent.
Simon Cowell was confident his Golden Buzzer act Calum Scott would win, but Calum completely messed up the first half of his song and came sixth.
Jules & Matisse, on the other hand, put in a flawless performance when they took to the stage as the last act of the final… Their routine was about sausage thief Matisse being chased by cop Jules – and they had a secret weapon: three-legged Skippy, a little dog that Matisse had stolen the sausages for.
Cue four judges in tears.
“Matisse stole the sausages for the three-legged dog,” blubbed David Walliams.
“It was just the most wonderful little story,” added Amanda Holden. “I’m crying my eyes out.”
“That was just magical,” said Alesha Dixon.
“Maybe we just saved the best till last,” Simon said.
And it turned out they had.
Jules and Matisse have won a slot on The Royal Variety Performance on ITV at the end of the year, and Jules joked to presenters Ant and Dec: “I’m going to have to buy a corgi now.”
Well, she also won £250,000, so she can afford one.
Magician Jamie Raven came second and said: “Well, at least I was the most talented human in the final,” he laughed.
Welsh choir Cor Glanaethwy had been the favourites going into the final but were placed third.
Alesha’s Golden Buzzer act, Entity Allstars, came 11th, just beating Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer act Boyband, who only made it to the final as the judges’ Wild Card.
The viewers’ Wild Card finalist, mini Ninja Jesse-Jane McParland, came eighth.
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