Opera singer Paul Potts has won the final of Britain’s Got Talent, after wowing the judges and public with his singing voice. Over two million votes were cast by the public, with a percentage of the money raised from phone calls going to charity.
He wins £100,000 as well as the chance to sing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance on December 3.
Potts sailed through the competition after singing Nessun Dorma, which he also sang in the final.
Other acts who took part in the final included puppeteer Damon Scott, dance troupe Kombat Breakers and six-year-old singer Connie Talbot
“I can’t think of anybody that I would rather see represent this show in front of her Majesty The Queen than Paul Potts,” Piers Morgan said after the result was announced.
“I’m so proud of you,” said Simon Cowell, revealing that Paul would be in the recording studio making his debut album next week.
Potts, meanwhile, said he was “speechless”.
The following is a clip of Paul singing Nessun Dorma on his initial appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.
And this is a clip from the end of the final in which Paul Potts is revealed as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent and gives an encore performance of Nessun Dorma.