A WASHINGTON singer is set to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.
Musical theatre boyband Collabro, featuring Jamie Lambert, won the final of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday, winning £250,000 and a place on the prestigious show.
The group beat singer Lucy Kay to the crown.
The band won the final with a performance of a number from hit musical Les Miserables.
Jamie works in a hospital, while his bandmates Matt, Thomas, Michael and Richard also hold down regular jobs.
As well as the finalists, the show also saw an exclusive first live performance from Geordie sweetheart Cheryl Cole of her new single Crazy Stupid Love, while Little Mix collaborated with former BGT winners, dance troupe Diversity, to deliver a high octane version of Salute.
After presenters Ant and Dec announced the result, Jamie said: “For everyone who voted, you’re absolutely amazing. Judges –thank you so much.
“And to Lucy as well, she’s absolutely incredible.”
Collabro’s performance won a standing ovation from all four judges – Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
Cowell said: “You know what I like about you guys is that you have steel in your eyes when you sing.
“You are totally focused, you know exactly the kind of group you want to be.
“The first time I heard that song, it was fantastic. This was even better. This was a step up.
“This was a performance where I could tell you wanted to stamp on this competition and win the competition, and I like people who want to be winners.”
Walliams said: “It was wonderful. You couldn’t fault it. It was perfection. I see really, really big things for you guys.”
Dixon added: “I could feel that passion from you. I loved it.”
Actress Amanda Holden said: “It was another faultless performance.”
Third-placed Bars and Melody performed a self-penned anti-bullying song which has gained more than 30 million views on YouTube since their first audition.
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