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American Singer Stuns on 'Arabs' Got Talent' Finale

December 09, 2013 12:12:20

An American girl with no Arab heritage shone among other finalists on "Arabs' Got Talent", the Arabic version of -created "Got Talent" franchise. Jennifer Grout was among the final three contestants competing for the top prize on the show's finale Saturday night, December 7 held in Beirut.

Grout stunned audience earlier at the competition with her renditions of classical Arabic songs despite the fact that she only speaks a little Arabic. That night, she sang "Wahashtini" ("I've Missed You") which was originally performed by Lebanese-Egyptian singer Souad Mohamed.

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Video: Musician Throws Eggs at Simon Cowel on 'Britain's Got Talent' as a Protest

June 10, 2013 09:06:49

It was an eventful night on "" season 7 finale on Saturday, June 8. While it was supposed to be a big moment for one of the finalists, the show was almost overshadowed by a bizarre incident onstage.

Brothers Richard and Adam Johnson were singing an operatic version of "The Impossible Dream" when viola player Natalie Holt, who was playing with the backup orchestra, got up from her chair and rushed to the front of the stage with a carton of eggs. She threw at least five eggs at before security stopped her.

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Video: 'Britain's Got Talent' Finds the Next Susan Boyle in Jonathan Antoine

March 26, 2012 04:03:59

One contestant has emerged as a standout in the sixth season of "". In a Saturday, March 24 episode of the reality series, Jonathan Antoine stole the show after taking the stage to perform and 's "The Prayer" with his vocal school classmate, Charlotte Jaconelli.

Appearing on the stage in a faded shirt and baggy trousers, Jonathan earned a cynical comment from who judged him based on his plain look before listening to his voice. "Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse," he told fellow judge .

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Simon Cowell Returning to 'Britain's Got Talent', Ryan Seacrest Courted for 'Today'

December 08, 2011 03:12:49

Days after there was a buzz about 's return to "", ITV has finally made the news official. The network's boss, Adam Crozier, said that the former "" judge will be back on the judging panel of the British version of "Got Talent" series following and Michael McIntyre's exit.

As for another U.K. reality series "", Crozier denied report which said that Cowell will also be brought back to save the singing talent which is said to be losing out to "Strictly Come Dancing". "X Factor is still the most-watched television show when you combine the Saturday and Sunday viewing figures," the ITV boss insisted.

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Jai McDowall Beat Justin Bieber-Lookalike on 'Britain's Got Talent' Finale

June 05, 2011 07:06:09

Singer Jai McDowall won "" series 5 and his victory, at the same time, debunks the story that the show is fixed. McDowall, the 24-year-old who is called the "dark horse" by judge , beat 12-year-old favorite Ronan Parke who reportedly has been groomed by to win the show.

McDowall won by 2.5 percentage points. "I feel absolutely amazing, fantastic," the Scottish singer said, "it's so much more." Parke himself who is compared to did not hold a bitter feeling. "I loved it, thank you to everyone who voted. Congratulations Jai," he said.

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'Britain's Got Talent' First Stand-Out: Michael Collings

April 18, 2011 10:04:46

"" has found 19-year-old IT engineer Michael Collings. The fifth series was kicked off on Saturday, April 16 with a few great talents such as Collings who amazed the judges with his rendition of 's "Fast Car".

Two factors backed up the popularity of Collings. First is an inspiring story of how he wants to put his family together for a better future and second is his Susan Boyle-like appearance. Collings said in the pre-show interview that he lives in a caravan with his parents and is looking forward to provide for his fiancee Sarah and their baby son. "It would be such a relief not to have to worry about money all the time like we do now," he said.

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Granny's Dance Too Raunchy for 'Britain's Got Talent'

April 16, 2011 12:04:42

The judges of "" have seen all sorts of acts, from the horrible to the impressive ones. But nothing prepared them for a 65-year-old grandmother whose dance act was too raunchy for the family show that it was cut in the editing room.

A former lollipop lady, Lorraine introduced herself to the audience, "I'm a wild woman. I'm the Dancing Queen. I'm 65 and I wear all the young men out. When I'm dancing I'm on another planet. It's all about the hip action. I've got the energy of three people. I know that for a fact. I'm like a volcano waiting to explode."

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Amanda Holden Returns to 'Britain's Got Talent' on Mother's Day

March 18, 2011 04:03:03

Actress 's return to her TV commitments after losing her unborn baby will be especially poignant - she's set to film the final audition stages of talent show "" on the U.K.'s Mother's Day.

Holden was seven months into her pregnancy with her second child, a boy, when it stopped moving at the beginning of February and was later stillborn. The star had completed taping the audition stages of the hit British show at the time of the tragedy, and pulled out of all work commitments to mourn with her partner Chris Hughes.

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Amanda Holden to Return to TV After Losing Baby

February 08, 2011 04:02:13

Actress and TV personality is expected to make a return to U.K. show "" after losing her unborn baby. Holden was seven months into her pregnancy with her second child, a boy, when it stopped moving last week and was later stillborn.

The 39 year old and her husband Chris Hughes are now mourning their loss, but the star is expected to make her return as a judge on the TV competition when it launches in May. A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Words cannot describe the anguish Amanda is going through."

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Official: David Hasselhoff Moves to 'Britain's Got Talent'

December 15, 2010 09:12:55

may have just lost a job when his reality show on A&E was canceled but he is not out of it. It has just been made official that the former "Baywatch" star would be one of the judges on "", joining , and also newly-added Michael McIntyre.

who is one of the original judges left the show this year to replace on his late night show starting this January. Morgan also serves as one of the judges on "" where Hasselhoff used to be.

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David Hasselhoff In Talks to Replace Simon Cowell in 'Britain's Got Talent'

December 07, 2010 10:12:44

Exiting "", is in negotiations to join "". A spokesperson for the "Baywatch" star confirmed that matter to Entertainment Weekly, but insisted the deal is still in its early stage since they have some "scheduling problems" to be settled before the negotiation goes further.

Another source revealed to PopEater that Hasselhoff is actually in talks to replace who is rumored to move to his new brainchild "". According to the publication, Hasselhoff's return to the judge panel of Cowell's reality show will help him put to rest the ugly rumors suggesting he got fired by Cowell from "America's Got Talent".

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Report: David Walliams Offered 'Britain's Got Talent' Spot

November 16, 2010 04:11:56

Comic David Walliams is in talks to take over one of the judging spots on hit U.K. TV show " in a $750,000 deal, according to reports. Both - who created the show - and are quitting their jobs as panelists to boost their careers Stateside.

Cowell is launching the U.S. version of his hit "", while Morgan is taking over 's spot on CNN. And TV bosses are desperate for "Little Britain" funnyman Walliams to take over one of the empty seats - and have offered him a huge pay packet.

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'Britain's Got Talent' Admits to Using Auto-Tune

August 26, 2010 11:08:43

is again in the middle of hot water after it was revealed that his show "" has used Auto-Tune to enhance the voice quality of singers. Talkback Thames which co-produces the show with Syco has admitted to the use of the technology so that auditions will sound better.

In an e-mail directed to Deadline, the production house said, "In line with standard television practice, sound filtering technology has been used on 'Britain's Got Talent' on our pre-recorded shows, but this does not unfairly reflect any singer's performance. The performance shown on screen is a fair reflection of performance given in the live theater." They added, "Judges make their decision based on that live performance."

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81-year-old Janey Cutler Joins 'Britain's Got Talent' Final

June 04, 2010 02:06:12

Janey Cutler, the 81-year-old who has the lungs of a 20-year-old advances to the final round of "" on Thursday, June 3 night. Receiving the biggest public vote, Janey was the first winner in the fourth semi-final after she performed a rendition of Shirley Bassey's hit "This Is My Life".

"Janey you are magnificent. I have been waiting the whole series for one of those moments that has the whole country talking the next day," judge said. "A moment when you feel the hairs go up, your spine tingling and everyone's going did you hear that lady last night on BGT? Because that wasn't just the best performance of the night, it was the best of the whole week by a mile."

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Susan Boyle's Interview After Her Loss on 'Britain's Got Talent' Final

June 01, 2009 10:06:30

spared a minute to talk about her loss on "" on Saturday, May 30 night. In a video interview a day after the final, the 47-year-old said with a laugh that she was "feeling good" despite the unexpected result. Under the layer, Susan admitted that there were problems before the final, one of them was having a cold. But she told herself to "better pick it up and keep going. ...and after that it just got better."

On the amount of pressure that she felt during the final, Susan compared it to the audition in Glasgow where there were only 4,000 people and the fact that it was shot in the studio. "The Sunday night was entirely different and the pressure was really on me. But you tend to ignore that other people are watching and just concentrate on what's happening," she said.

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Video: Susan Boyle on 'Britain's Got Talent' Final

June 01, 2009 09:06:28

In a shocking twist, , whose videos on YouTube had received million of hits, lost to a dance troupe named Diversity on "" after the Saturday, May 30 final. The voting ballot put Susan in the runner-up position, ahead of saxophonist Julian Smith who finished third.

Despite the news circulating that Susan almost quit the show due to the amount of pressure put on her, she delivered a reprise of "I Dreamed a Dream". Judge Piers Morgan, in particular, was very vocal about his support of her, saying "I'm not supposed to favor anyone, I should be impartial, but you know what, forget it. That was the greatest performance I've seen in Britain's Got Talent history. You should win this competition. I loved it!"

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Susan Boyle Continues 'Britain's Got Talent' Despite Meltdown

May 30, 2009 01:05:05

On top of the chatter about her quitting "", has taken the advice from the show's judge Piers Morgan to concentrate on her upcoming performance. In a statement released via Daily Mail, the 47-year-old aspiring singer said, "I want nothing more than to stay and sing in the Britain's Got Talent final. I've spent weeks rehearsing."

Boyle came under pressure this week due to the consequences from being famous. Piers told reporters on Wednesday, May 27 that Susan has "been in tears repeatedly" and was "packing her bags." But recovering from her meltdown, Susan vowed to go back to the stage and fight for her chance. "It's all I've been thinking about. I'm not going to throw away my big chance now," she continued.

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Susan Boyle Threatened to Quit 'Britain's Got Talent'

May 29, 2009 10:05:26

In perhaps an expected outcome, had a meltdown due to the pressures that came along with her instant fame. The fact was delivered by one of "" judges, Piers Morgan, who said that the 47-year-old shed a tear, packed her bags and threatened to quit the show on Wednesday, May 27.

Susan, who amazed the world in the show's audition with "I Dream a Dream", advanced to the finale after getting voted by the audience on the semi-final round last week. But three days shy from the final round, Susan found the sudden fame overwhelming. "She's been in tears repeatedly," Morgan opened up in a TV interview with Inside Edition which aired Thursday, May 28. "And, as of yesterday, she was packing her bags."

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Video: Susan Boyle Singing on 'Britain's Got Talent' Semi Final

May 25, 2009 10:05:35

When Simon Cowell stood up for on "", it was not the only one he would like to give out this year. The notoriously acid-tongue and blatant judge got up from his seat for on another talent show he's judging "" after the 47-year-old woman delivered her rendition of "Memory".

Boyle, whose first audition performance received millions of hits on YouTube, went through to the semi final round on Saturday, May 23 and amazed judges and audience once again on Sunday, May 24 with her performance of the Broadway piece. All the three judges, along with the in-studio audience gave her a standing ovation and rave applause after she finished.

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Video: Susan Boyle on 'Early Show' and 'Anderson Cooper'

April 17, 2009 09:04:12

The most popular name circulating on the net, Susan Boyle, did an interview with CBS' "The Early Show". Brought along through a phone interview was Patti LuPone who is the original Broadway singer for "I Dream a Dream", the song that Boyle sang during the audition of "".

LuPone recalled how she was taken aback when watching Boyle's performance and talked a bit about the song itself. LuPone said that it is not an easy song to sing, especially that last part. Boyle was also asked about her hard childhood and her struggle with her ill mother.

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