Has Britain Still Got Talent?

Has Britain Still Got Talent?
April 25, 2016 LearnMusic.Guide

It seems like Britain’s Got Talent has been running for a long time, perhaps too long. The show has raised the hopes of thousands of musicians, as well as comedians, dancers and novelty acts. Of course we all know that Susan Boyle is by far the biggest winner ( although technically she did not actually win) to come out of the talent show but what about the other musicians? Where are they now?

Paul Potts

Back in 2007, Paul Potts wowed BGT audiences with his rendition of Nessun Dorma. Paul went on to be one of the most successful winners from BGT and had a number one hit in 9 countries. There was even a Hollywood movie made about his life, featuring James Corden as Potts.


Collabro won the series back in 2014 and released an album a short while later which debuted at number one in the UK. Last year they started their UK tour and more dates are planned for this year.

Jai McDowall

Jai McDowall won the £100,000 prize money in 2011 and was immediately signed to the Syco label. Unfortunately, poor album sales meant he was soon dropped from the label but he is still performing. Last seen performing as a support act for Gareth Gates.

  • LJ Moran

    Maybe this type of competition has run its course, from what we have seen so far in 2016 the trend is continuing and the popularity continues to wane, to say that’s a good or bad thing is open to debate, on the one hand it gives much needed coverage to new music, to people who might not otherwise dare to dream of such coverage, on the other hand the acts are cherry picked based on a certain criteria, which some argue has contributed to a demise of more traditional and respectable forms of ‘real’ music by artists who have learnt their crafts in small venues.