Britain’s Got Talent: Singing Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery, 89, admits he’ll ‘die happy if he wins’ as he’s set to compete against magician X and daredevil Jonathan Goodwin in final
He is the current bookies favourite to win the Britain’s Got Talent final.
And Colin Thackery has revealed that he will ‘die happy’ if he comes out on top in the grand finale of the talent competition which will air live on Sunday evening.
The singing Chelsea Pensioner, 89, who is the competition’s eldest contestant, said that the idea of winning the show fills him with pride, as he competes against the likes of Jonathan Goodwin and X.
Sweet: Colin Thackery has revealed that he will ‘die happy’ if he comes out on top in the grand finale of the talent competition which will air live on Sunday evening
He told the Sun: ‘I served my Queen for 25 years, so if I thought I would have the chance to sing to her, I would die a happy man.’
‘It is very difficult for me to put into words how much it would mean. I cannot even imagine being on that stage in the presence of royalty.
‘It would be absolutely marvellous. Oh, and I’m looking forward to spending time with the judges too — especially the ladies.’
Proud: The singing Chelsea Pensioner, 89, who is the competition’s eldest contestant, said that the idea of winning the show fills him with pride, as he competes against the likes of Jonathan Goodwin (pictured) and X
Wow! Magician X wowed the judges and audience during Friday night’s semi-final securing him a place in Sunday’s final
Colin dedicated his semi-final performance to his late wife June, who he was married to for 66 years before she passed away in December 2016.
The singer was voted through by the public after an emotional performance of Vera Lynn’s famous We’ll Meet Again in memory of Joan.
Black and white images of the pair flashed behind Colin inside the London venue and he told the publication she would have been ‘very proud of him.’
He told the Sun: ‘I served my Queen for 25 years, so if I thought I would have the chance to sing to her, I would die a happy man’
The audience waved their arms back and forth and poppies rained from the ceiling as Thackery sung backed by a troupe of Chelsea Pensioners.
Stand-up comedian Kojo Anim also made it through to the final after securing all four judges’ votes during the same semi-final episode.
Colin and Kojo will be going up against Flakefleet Primary School who wowed the judges with their chaotic yet touching version of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now.
Emotional Colin dedicated his semi-final performance to his late wife June, who he was married to for 66 years before she passed away in December 2016
Policeman Dave and his police dog Finn will also be vying for the top spot with their clever show, which involves mystic dog Finn who supposedly read the mind’s of the judges during their audition.
Magic group 4MG and comedian Sioban Phillips will also be hoping to impress viewers with their showstopping acts on Sunday night.
They will be completing against magician Ben Hart, singer Mark McMullan, magician X, dancers Libby and Charlie and daredevil Jonathan Goodwin.
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT FINALISTS
Name: Dave and Finn
Act: Policeman Dave showed the judges that his dog Finn is able to read minds during his awe-inspiring act
Name: Flakefleet Primary School
Act: The school choir won David Walliams’ golden buzzer earlier in the series with a rendition of Don’t Stop Me Now before reaching the final
Act: Four magicians including Josh Hennes, 17, James Samuel, 19, Harry Nardi, 18, and Theo Mallalieu, 17
Name: Siobhan Phillips
Act: Piano playing wonder Sioban is a singer and comedian who sang about her life as a mum
Name: Colin Thackery
Act: Colin, 89, won hearts with his heartfelt rendition of Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again in tribute to his late wife
Name: Kojo Anim
Act: Funnyman Kojo was picked as Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer for his comedy stand-up routine
Name: Ben Hart
Act: Ben blew the judges away with his magic tricks and the audience voted him through to the final
Name: Mark McMullan
Act: The singer got through to the final on the judge’s vote during Thursday’s semi-final
Act: The anonymous magician shocked Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly on stage in the first show and topped the public vote
Name: Jonathan Goodwin
Act: Daredevil Jonathan has left the crowds open-mouthed with his death-defying act
Name: Libby & Charlie
Act: The dancing duo were chosen as the show’s wildcard after narrowly missing out in the semi-finals
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