The dance group Diversity (below, second thumbnail from left) won the contest. The 10-member troupe from Essex, England, and London receives $160,000 and will perform at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen.
Boyle had been expected to triumph after her performance in April of “I Dreamed a Dream” catapulted her to international superstardom. She sang the same song in Saturday’s final, but rousing though the performance was, it was not enough to trump the outsiders Diversity, who won by public vote.
It just wasn’t meant to be for poor Susan.
Gallery Info: Images from the Britain’s Got Talent Finale