County Durham comic Lee Ridley wowed judges and viewers at home to win Britain’s Got Talent.Read the full story ›
Geordie BGT semi-finalist Jamie Lee Harrison is to join this year’s South Tyneside Festival Sunday Concerts series.Read the full story ›
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Danny Posthill, from Hartlepool, has made it through to the final of Britain's Got Talent.
David Walliams and Alesha Dixon voted to put the 28-year-old comedy impressionist through to the final after Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act Calum Scott made it straight through on the public vote. However, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell voted in favour of Jesse-Jane McParland, the child ninja from Northern Ireland, leaving the decision down to the result of the public vote.
The live final takes place on Sunday at 7.30pm on ITV.
A singer from Washington is anxiously waiting for Britain's Got Talent on Saturday night, when it will be revealed whether or not he and his group 'The Kingdom Tenors' will go through to the semi-finals of the ITV talent show. Jordan Todd has performed all over the world as a solo act, in theatre shows and as an actor. He says nothing compares to this current project.
"We are all so excited to be a part of such an incredible show. I know, for me, to be representing the North East on a national stage is something I am immensely proud of. I can't thank the region enough for all of the love and messages of support. It truly means the world to me. I hope we get there!"
The latest Britain's Got Talent star DJ John has today told ITV Tyne Tees: "There's nothing I can't do."Read the full story ›
Newcastle act DJ John made it through to the next round of Britain's Got Talent after managing to get three judges out of their seats and a standing ovation from the audience! Despite Simon Cowell pressing his buzzer, the other judges did not so DJ John is now 'in the mix' on the ITV show.
A South Tyneside man has succeeded in winning this year's Britain's Got Talent contest as part of the musical theatre group Collabro.
Jamie Lambert, 23, is from Washington and joined the group when it was formed just a month before auditions for the show.
Speaking on stage after the win was announced, Lambert offered his thanks and praised the runner up, opera singer Lucy Kay, saying: "For everyone who voted, you're absolutely amazing.
"Judges, thank you so much. And to Lucy as well, she's absolutely incredible.”
The group pick up a £250,000 prize and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance in London.
Ant and Dec confirmed their reputation as the nicest guys on TV when they joined the judging panel on Britain's Got Talent - but could not bring themselves to buzz any of the acts off the stage.
The Geordie duo, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, took it in turns to sit in the judge's chair when Simon Cowell missed a show, but they could not match his no-holds barred style.
McPartlin refused to press the buzzer when 33-year-old Steve Barker from York performed his own rap to a Black Eyed Peas song, telling the other judges: "This is horrible."
Fellow judge David Walliams said: "Ant and Dec are such nice guys, I get why they are so reluctant to say no to anyone."
But was business as usual for the rest of tonight's show, when Cowell returned and immediately showed off his Mr Nasty reputation when he tried to split up mother and daughter act Kitty and Rosie.
Nick Celino from Heaton, who wowed judges on Britain's Got Talent joined Pam Royle and Ian Payne in the ITV News Tyne Tees studio to talk about his audition.