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Britain's Got Talent: Sydnie Christmas sings the breathtaking, award-winning show “Over The…”

June 3, 2024, 10:03

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Sydnie Christmas storms to victory in the 17th season of Britain's Got Talent.

She was the clear favourite from her very first appearance on the show, and last night Sydnie Christmas made that promise come true with a stunning victory in the Britain's Got Talent Final.

Sydnie wowed the judges with her show-closing performance and, more importantly, the voting audience at home with her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” the Oscar-winning classic originally performed by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.

With 27.2% of the vote, she relegated magician Jack Rhodes to second place and dancers Abigail and Afronitaaa, mother and daughter, to third place.

The other acts in the final were Innocent Masuku, Mike Woodhams and Northants Sings Out, Ssaulabi Performance Troupe, Jack Rhodes, Trixy, Haribow, Alex Mitchell and Wildcard The Trickstars.

“I can't believe the love I've felt since the show aired. I'm overwhelmed with love and that's the most amazing thing,” Sydnie said after her win.

Sydnie Christmas delivers an absolutely perfect interpretation of “Over the Rainbow” | The Finale | BGT 2024

“And I hope that one day every single person in this room will feel this love the way I do one day. It's incredible, thank you so much!”

Sydnie's path to victory was made easier by Amanda Holden's Golden Buzzer for her performance of “Tomorrow.” Annie in the opening round.

With her interpretation of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” she stormed through the semi-finals.

SYDNIE CHRISTMAS is the WINNER of BGT Series 17 | The Finale | BGT 2024

While BGT marks Sydnie's serious breakthrough into the mainstream scene; she had already achieved some notable success in musical TV shows before her appearance on the show.

She appeared in E4's structured reality show Stage School in 2016, and in addition to appearances in productions of Fat And Starlight Express on cruise ships, and “Teenage Girl 3” was also in the West End version of David Bowie's Swan Song Lazarus.

In this production she sang versions of Bowie's “It's No Game (Part 1)”, “This Is Not America”, “Love Is Lost”, “Changes”, “Absolute Beginners” and “All the Young Dudes”.