JON Courtenay has been topped the winner of Britain’s Received Expertise 2020.
The BGT judges had been left in tears by Jon’s original song about his late father, which earned him a agency place within the ultimate and led to him winning the 2020 crown and he shall be acting at The Royal Variety Performance tonight.
Jon has been topped BGT champion 2020Credit score: Rex Options
Who’s Jon Courtenay?
Jon Courtenay, 47, is a musical comic from Mosley, Manchester.
He’s a father of two boys and has been in showbiz for many of his life.
On his YouTube account, Jon describes himself as “a piano-playing humorous man who writes songs, parodies, does stand-up and loves singing songs written years earlier than I used to be born”.
Earlier than wowing the crowds at BGT Jon was performing gigs across the nation and overseas.
Earlier than BGT, Courtenay had been enjoying gigs across the nation and overseasCredit score: ITV
Jon has been enjoying piano since he was solely 5 years outdated.
An early curiosity in magic led to him touring inns and theatres as a comedy magician.
Through the years he swapped magic for piano however saved the cheeky family-friendly humour.
He describes his performances as “a really unique expertise for each viewers with music from jazz to classical to rock & roll together with unique songs and parodies plus hilarious tales of his household, relationships and his life travelling the world”.
The judges had been left in tears by Jon Courtenay’s showstopping efficiencyCredit score: Rex Options
When did Jon win Britain’s Received Tatent?
5 of the finalists had been chosen by public vote: father and son magic duo James and Dylan Piper; magician Damien O’Brien; choir Signal Together with Us; and magicians Jasper Cherry and Aidan McCann.
And 5 others had been chosen by the judges: Steve Royle, steamy dance duo Aaron and Jasmine, comic Nabil Abdulrashid, whose routine poking enjoyable at racists sparked outrage within the semi-finals, Jon Courtenay and magician Magical Bones.
All the acts had already pre-recorded their performances for security causes because the present was pressured to make modifications on account of Covid-19.
Jon impressed the judges together with his witty and touching music about his childhoodCredit score: ITV
Throughout his audition Jon carried out an unique comedy music whereas his two nerve-wracked sons, Nathan and Alfie, and his spouse watched from the viewers.
His eldest son melted hearts working on to the stage and bombing him with a hug.
However his greatest followers had been ready within the wings when Ant and Dec stepped in and smashed their Golden Buzzer.
Jon got here again with “dangerous dad jokes” and a humorous music about his dad and mom and household within the semi-final.
Honouring his father, who handed away on Boxing Day 2013, he mentioned: “Dad was nonetheless laughing till his ultimate bow, and the reminiscences of him make us snort even now.
“Mum mentioned, ‘by no means hand over’ and he or she is aware of I like her, however even she by no means dreamed I’d get a Golden Buzzer. Identical to I watched my mum and her desires come true now, she will get to be on TV, nearly, mum take a bow.’”
Choose Ashley informed him: “We’d like one other golden buzzer! To press it proper now. There’s an unimaginable connection you will have, it is humorous and touching. I could not fault it.
“It was magical and achieved so merely. It made me really feel so heat inside. You nailed it my buddy.”