There has been a fair amount of criticism against the dance group due to them ‘not being British’ and the show has even been dubbed ‘Europe’s Got Talent’. The act managed to win enough patriotic votes with their final performance, though, which featured silhouettes of the Queen, Winston Churchill and even the famous lion statue in London, which had a crown thrust upon it on the very last note of the song.
There has been some tough competition this year, with most of the show’s crew (including multi-millionaire judge Simon Cowell) predicting that 28-year-old singer Alice Fredenham, who only got to the semi-finals, would take the crown. It wasn’t the acts that were the talking point of the night, but was in fact a female protester who stormed the stage during the Welsh duo’s rendition of The Impossible Dream and gleefully threw eggs at Simon Cowell before being dragged off stage. The egg yolks...jokes, started taking Twitter by storm with people exclaiming that Richard and Adam were ‘eggsellent!’ and the protestor must have thought she was on the ‘eggs factor’. Cowell took the scandal with a pinch of salt and removed his jacket with a smile on his face and sat through the remainder of the show in his infamous white, open-collared shirt. The only person who braved the action of attempting to turn the backing musicians’ actions into a positive was Jack Carroll, who quick-wittedly opened his act with the statement: ‘Can I just say, I was going to run on and throw some eggs, so thanks for ruining that.’
The egg-thrower has recently been identified as Natalie Holt who is part of string group Raven Quartet, who actually auditioned for the show last year. The viola player was a part of the BGT orchestra on the night and has performed with other A-list stars such as Gwen Stefani and Take That, as well as performing in the Olympics closing ceremony last summer. Holt apologised after the incident saying: ‘I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do.’
I wonder if next year’s show will be as scandalous as this one. As a viewer who loves anything juicy like the antics that took place this year, I’d love to see more of it in the future. I’m not going to lie because it does make great TV! I’m sure Simon doesn’t mind about getting a little egg on his shirt, either, due to the boost in the ratings...