Pianist Tokio Myers has been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 after getting the most votes from the public in Saturday’s grand final.
Hosts Ant and Dec revealed the results in reverse order with magician Issy Simpson joining Myers in the final two. As the hosts revealed Myers was the winner, he dropped to the floor in shock.
“As a talent, as a person, Tokio right now, this was the most important thing for him, I’m thrilled for him,” judge Simon Cowell said.
The final eleven acts took to the stage to perform for the final time, hoping to earn the public support. Prior to the performances starting, the judges revealed that they had chosen singer Sarah Ikumu as their wildcard act.
Following his final performance, judge Amanda Holden expressed her joy over the 32-year-old’s piece.
“I’d adore to see something like this on the Royal Variety,” she said. “You’ve come from nothing and you’re absolutely everything.”
As a result of his win, Myers will take home £250,000 and a spot on the Royal Variety Performance stage. Bookies favourite to win Daliso Chaponda finished in third place.
Britain’s Got Talent 2017 Final Results:
- Tokio Myers – 24.2%
- Issy Simpson – 17.5%
- Daliso Chaponda – 14.7%
- Matt Edwards – 7.9%
- The Pensionalities – 6.9%
- Kyle Tomlinson – 6.7%
- Sarah Ikumu – 5.6%
- Missing People Choir – 5.2%
- MerseyGirls – 5.1%
- Ned Woodman – 3.2%
- DNA – 3.0%
Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV for its 12th series in 2018.