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Susan Boyle loses to dance group Diversity in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finale

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Susan Boyle proved a gracious loser today when the dance group Diversity won the top prize on ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’

‘The best people won,’ said Boyle. ‘They’re very entertaining. Lads, I wish you all the best.’

On this evening’s finale, the 48-year-old Scotswoman performed her best-known number, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Miserables,’ the song that carried her to fame on her first appearance on the show.

It had been a rough week for Boyle leading up to the finals. She had a well-publicized shouting match with a group of journalists and was reportedly considering pulling out of the competition on account of nerves.

But she rebounded and delivered a performance tonight that was warmly welcomed by the audience.

Diversity, a dance group from Essex, comprises three sets of brothers ranging in age from 12 to 25. The 10-member group specializes in street dance but also derives inspiration from all facets of pop culture, from the movie ‘Transformers’ to Michael Jackson.

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The members of the group were speechless upon hearing the verdict.

The third place went to saxophonist Julian Smith, who said that ‘at least I got to be chief bridesmaid this time.’

-- David Ng


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