Britain's Got Talent banner at the ExCeL for auditions by Ben Sutherland
Britain’s Got Talent banner at the ExCeL for auditions, a photo by Ben Sutherland on Flickr.

Inspiration, talent, entertainment, competition, conflict—these are all the ingredients for a fantastic show. Maybe that’s why Britain’s Got Talent is now in its 6 series with a 7th planned for 2013. 

It would be impossible to come up with a top 5 list of the greatest Britain’s Got Talent moments, simply because there are so many amazing ones! In my books Susan Boyle’s legendary performance tops the charts, simply because of the judges’ before-and-after reactions. But there are many other wonderful moments, and here is a list of some classic favorites:  

Paul Potts, Series 1
Who doesn’t love the underdog? How about an underconfident, overweight mobile phone salesman trying to break into show-business? That was Paul’s situation, and he came out in an amazing way. In fact, next to Susan Boyle he is the top record-selling Britain’s Got Talent contender. Just watch as the judges are floored!

Connie Talbot, Series 1
Little kids singing. It’s great. But when there’s a kid as sweet and adorable as Connie Talbot with an amazing voice singing a capella—that’s when you’ve got to get up and clap.

It’s not every day that you see a trainee-lawyer doing a Michael Jackson imitation, but that’s exactly what shot Suleman Mirza to second place in Britain’s Got Talent’s second season. But it’s the surprise part of the act that gets the audience excited….

Liam McNally, Series 4
Despite the pressure caused by Simon’s comment about his soprano range only lasting another six to nine months, Liam still said, “It’s been the best experience of my life by an absolute mile.” Where is Liam McNally now? He is still singing the high notes. He performed for Pope Benedict XVI and 1.2 billion others in 2010 and today you can book him to sing at your next concert, wedding, or other event.

Ashleigh and Pudsey, Series 6
A dancing dog won Britain’s Got Talent? Come on. You’re joking. Here’s the audition of this year’s winner—prepare to have your leopard-print boots knocked off.

Who are YOUR favorite Britain’s Got Talent performers? 

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Written by Abigail Young

I've had a passion for everything British my entire life, despite being raised as a small-town girl in the American Midwest, After years of dreaming, I got the chance to live and work in England for an entire year. Now I write about my favorite country, and hopefully inspire my fellow Britophiles to get over there and experience it for themselves.

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