BGT 2017: TOKIO MYERS CROWNED WINNER 115

After weeks of auditions, five semi-finals and one epic final, we now have our winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017!

The show kicked off in style with dancing showgirls, circus hoops and David in a feathery headdress.

Ant & Dec then revealed the judges’ wildcard was Simon’s golden buzzer act Sarah Ikumu.

The Personalities were the first act to perform. They brought a smile to our faces on Thursday with their rendition of One Direction’s History, and tonight they brought more joy to the nation with take of Morecambe & Wise’s When You’re Smiling, receiving a standing ovation from the audiences and the judges.

Alesha’s golden buzzer act MerseyGirls were the second act of the night. Thursday’s semi-final saw them give a moving performance to Andra Day’s Rise Up, and tonight they brought us a up tempo routine to Ella Eyre’s Together.

Kyle Tomlinson, who is David’s golden buzzer act, took to the stage with a haunting rendition of A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. He was the runner-up on Monday’s semi-final after wowing with his take of Adele’s When We Were Young.

Cheeky chappy and the most savage comedian Ned Woodman, who was the runner-up on Wednesday, took to the stage next, taking the mickey out of everyone from the judges to Ant & Dec, Sharon Osbourne to Gary Barlow and One Direction.

Monday’s winners DNA took the stage with another mind-reading trick. During the complicated routine, when it came down to which page number of a book David was on in his own book, it all went a bit wrong. As David revealed the number as 31, Darren gave a nervous smile and revealed he had wrote 81.

The third golden buzzer act of the night, Matt Edward, took to the stage with another wacky performance, before Missing People’s Choir brought the tears to our eyes with an moving rendition of With You from the musical Ghost.

The judges’ wildcard and Simon’s golden buzzer Sarah Ikumu returned to the show with a rendition of Andra Day’s Rise Up, which we saw MerseyGirls dance to earlier in the week.

The final golden buzzer of the night and the winner of Friday’s semi-final, Daliso Chaponda took to the stage with another rib-tickling performance, before child magician Issy Simpson dedicated her performance to her younger brother Dexter.

Closing the final was pianist Tokio Myers, who gave another breathtaking performance, involving tracks old and new, like Rag N Bone Man’s Human.

It was then time for tonight’s guest performance, which came from Britain’s Got Talent royalty Diversity, who returned to the show with an exclusive performance created for the show. To make their performance even better, the lads recruited a troop of ‘mini mes’ to help them out. Reminiscent of member Perri Kiely’s first appearance on the show as a little boy, a group of tiny dancers joined Diversity on stage to give an amazing performance. And what’s more, while chatting to Ant and Dec after their performance, Ashley announced that they’re looking to recruit more young dancers. Ashley joked that he was getting too old to continue in the group, as he struggled to catch his breath after their dance was over. He tweeted after the show: “And make sure you register now at http://www.20dv.co.uk for our online dance classes and other exclusives # Diversity #NextGeneration”

We were then treated to a look back across the series, including the good, the bad and the outright bizarre.

When it came to the results, Ant and Dec revealed the finishing order in reverse.

11th – DNA
10th – Ned Woodman
9th – MerseyGirls
8th – Missing People Choir
7th – Sarah Ikumu
6th – Kyle Tomlinson
5th – Pensionalities
4th – Matt Edwards.

With the top three revealed as Daliso Chaponda, Tokio Myers and Issy Simpson. Third place went to Daliso, leaving Tokio and Issy fighting for the win.

After a tense wait, the winner of BGT 2017 was revealed as pianist Tokio Myers. He fell to the floor after presenters Ant and Dec broke the news he had received the most votes from the public.

Judge Simon Cowell said: “As a talent, as a person, Tokio right now, this was the most important thing for him, I’m thrilled for him.” The 32-year-old won £250,000 in prize money and an appearance at the Royal Variety Performance.

ITV moved the final of the show forward by a day to avoid a clash with Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for the Manchester bombing victims on Sunday.

Myers had previously supported artists such rapper Kanye West.

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FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRMED FOR BRIT AWARDS 2018 32

We are so delighted to announce that four-time BRIT winners and one of the world’s most successful bands Foo Fighters will perform on The BRITs stage for the first time on 21 February.

The international superstars will deliver one of their legendary live performances alongside performances from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Stormzy and Dua Lipa.

Foo Fighters have sold more than 25 million records and sold out countless world tours. The band’s acclaimed ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’ was their fourth to hit No.1 in the UK charts on release in September, topping the charts in more than a dozen countries.

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold out UK tour, or their set at Glastonbury – which was undoubtedly one of the best performances the festival has ever seen and a night that will be talked about forever – will know why Foo Fighters are the biggest and most exciting rock band in the world. Quite remarkably they have never performed at The BRITs, so I am over the moon to confirm a massive BRITs exclusive to have them grace our stage.”

With four BRIT Awards under their belt winning International Album in 2008 and International Group in 2008, 2012 and 2015 we can’t wait for Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee to bring the incredible Foo Fighters energy to The BRITs stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and include live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM; DROPS NEW SINGLE 22

Ten time Grammy® winner and four time Emmy® winner Justin Timberlake is set to release his fourth studio album, Man Of The Woods on February 2nd via RCA Records. The album is now available for pre-order alongside the release of his brand new single and music video, “Filthy”. “Filthy” was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja with additional writing credits from James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson.

Man Of The Woods marks Timberlake’s most ambitious album to date, both sonically and lyrically. Combining the sounds of traditional American rock with the modern influences of collaborators The Neptunes, Timbaland, Chris Stapleton, and Alicia Keys, this new material explores storytelling inspired by his son, his wife, and his personal journey from Memphis to where he is today.

The colorful, futuristic music video for “Filthy” was directed by groundbreaking and multiple award-winning director Mark Romanek. The dance heavy video features Timberlake as a modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world. This is the second time Timberlake and Romanek have teamed up for a one-of-a-kind video.

Following “Filthy” and leading into the February 2nd Man Of The Woods album launch, Timberlake will release three additional music videos, each with their own individual style and color from three different directors. The additional songs will be released weekly starting on January 18th leading up to the release of the full album. Presale begins today.

Two days after the release of the album, Timberlake will hit the stage and headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on Sunday, February 4th.

Multi-talented actor and musician Justin Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums worldwide, sold out arenas all across the globe, received numerous awards and nominations and has wildly become one of the most highly respected entertainers in the business.

All three of Timberlake’s solo albums (Justified, FutureSex/LoveSounds and The 20/20 Experience) have received various platinum or multi-platinum certifications worldwide. In the US, Timberlake has received five #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 with seventeen being in the top ten as well as garnered the most Mainstream Top40 Top 10’s among solo males in the chart’s 25-year history (18 total).

Most recently, Timberlake released the 4X platinum selling song “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” from the film TROLLS which debuted #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, became the singer’s first #1 debut on the chart and ultimately the best-selling US single for 2016. Additionally, it marked Timberlake’s tenth Grammy Award® and garnered a nomination for an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award®.

A gifted actor, Timberlake has appeared in diverse films including ALPHA DOG, BLACK SNAKE MOAN and SHREK THE THIRD. He won strong reviews for his performance in Oscar®-nominated THE SOCIAL NETWORK. His other credits include BAD TEACHER, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, IN TIME, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, RUNNER RUNNER, TROLLS and WONDER WHEEL. Timberlake has also won four Emmys for his appearances on “Saturday Night Live.”