Cor Glanaethwy come third in Britain’s Got Talent final

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Côr Glanaethwy, Welsh choir with 167 members, hits all the right notes and become the first Britain's Got Talent finalists in 2015.
Côr Glanaethwy, Welsh choir with 167 members, hits all the right notes and become the first Britain's Got Talent finalists in 2015.

Cor Glanaethwy did Wales proud tonight in the final of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

They ended up in third place, but as presenter Ant McPartlin told them, this would launch them into stardom and see them travelling all over the world.

Cor Glanaethwy came third in the final of Britain's Got Talent.
Cor Glanaethwy came third in the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

Conductor Cefin Roberts thanked everyone who had voted for them and said: “Diolch yn fawr Cymru.”

They were up against Entity Allstars; Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse; Old Men Grooving; Jamie Raven; UDI; Isaac Washington; The Neales; Calum Scott; Danny Posthill, judges’ wildcard Boyband and the public’s wildcard Jessie Jane McParland,

The choir had travelled down to London on Friday in preparation for the grand final.

They gained a standing ovation  from  judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon with their Welsh version of Leonard Cohen’s version of Hallelujah.

In second place was magician Jamie Raven, and the eventual winner was Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse.

In the semi-final, the 167-piece community choir from North Wales, which has an age range of seven to 65 years old, did a powerful vocal performance of Benedictus, which left the judges enchanted.

Amanda described it as “stunning, beautiful, peaceful and heavenly”, while Simon told them he “might be in front of the winners of the entire show”.

Congratulations to Cor Glanaethwy for doing so well.

Llongyfarchiadau am berfformiad mor wych ac am wneud y wlad mor falch ohonoch.