Diversity Wins Britain’s Got Talent 2009May 31st, 2009 - 4:12 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Diversity, an 11-member dance group from Essex has won the hotly contested finale of the popular British television talent program Britain’s Got Talent.
Diversity’s high energy dance routine proved to be a popular hit with program judges and viewers casting tele-votes at home to topple last weeks’ early favorite, 48-year-old Scottish church volunteer, Susan Boyle.
Diversity, three sets of brothers and four friends who range in age from 12 to 25 will perform in front of the Queen of England at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium on December 11 this year.
In addition, the 11-member dance troupe, walked away with a cash prize of £100,000 (about $US162,000).
The winner of tonight’s final was chosen by public tele-votes, but unlike American Idol, each ballot cast costs money — 50 pence or about 80 cents.
The group beat 10 other competitors for the title, including 48-year-old Scottish church volunteer Susan Boyle, who has risen to fame over the last few weeks with her astounding voice.
The Diversity troupe comprise school students, college and university students, a member who has a masters degree in IT, a plumber and a telecoms engineer.
Diversity has competed in various dance competitions and has won the U.K. Street Dance Championships. Additionally, they have been featured in Universal Pictures’ How to Step UP and Street Dance.
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