Monday 16 September 2019

Jason Byrne's Golden Buzzer dance act BSD triumph at Ireland's Got Talent final

BSD win
BSD win
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

Holy moly! It was Jason Byrne's dance troupe from Swords, BSD, who walked away with the Ireland's Got Talent crown.

"Well done my Golden Buzzers," said the proud mentor.

They earned themselves €50,000 and an hour-long special on Virgin Media Television after topping the public vote.

The contest certainly lived up to its name, with all the acts putting their best foot forward on the night.

There was absolute joy on stage for the talented winners when host Lucy Kennedy revealed they had won.

The group reigned supreme despite stiff competition last night from the other finalists.

Rebel Acro got the show off to a "flipping" good start with their acrobatic routine. They wowed the audience with their fluid movements, with Louis Walsh saying he thought he "was at a show in Las Vegas".

Dublin dance group Fly Youth blew the roof off with their routine to Beautiful People by Chris Brown.

Denise Van Outen said: "Faultless, amazing choreography. I just want to see you dance again and again."

Mum-of-two Sharyn Ward sang One Starry Night in her bid to impress the viewers at home.

"I love your tradition, your pride and I love your voice. I am going to buy the Sharyn Ward album and I can't wait," said judge Michelle Visage.

Meanwhile, it was the show's own Billy Elliot who had the audience on their feet - Fionn McMorrow from Sligo.

He topped the polls in the third semi-final and returned with a contemporary dance routine to Somewhere Over The Rainbow to steal the show.

"People who say boys don't dance - I prove them wrong," said Fionn (10).

Jason told him: "You're not only a dancer, you're an acrobat, a gymnast and a brilliant actor.

Louis said: "You're a fantastic role model for young people. I know you are going to be in the West End in 10 years."

Another dancer who shone on the night was Jake O'Shea, who ditched his heavy shoes to perform a light shoe dance to B*Witched's C'est La Vie.

He was praised for staying true to himself, with Louis predicting big things for the 26-year-old from Glasnevin.

Meanwhile, there wasn't a dry eye in the house when choir Sea Of Change - who hail from all corners of Ireland - took to the stage last night.

They took on Eurythmics number Sister's Are Doin' For Themselves after being granted the Wild Card to come back into the competition.

As judge Denise's Golden Buzzer act, she said: "I am so proud and I want to thank my fellow judges for agreeing to you coming back, you are everything this show is about and I adore you."

Mother and son duo Sharon and Brandon Webb, from Kildare, delivered a stunning and emotional performance of I Knew You Were Waiting accompanied by The Dublin Gospel Choir.

"I love you two and I am so glad you're back, you really enjoyed it, you sounded lovely," said Denise.

Jason added: 'There is no other love than your love for your mammy!"

Lewis Capaldi also sang on the night, while singer Lyra performed with last year's winners RDC.


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