Nicola Vincent-Abnett

Nicola Vincent-Abnett
"Savant" for Solaris, Wild's End, Further Associates of Sherlock Holms, more Wild's End

Sunday 8 June 2014

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: The Britain's Got Talent Live Final

The Dort. Always captivating.
And so, it's over. We were there. We saw it all with our own eyes, and we shared the triumphs and tribulations of all the contestants. I could talk about it for hours, but late last night the husband updated his FaceBook status. I like what he wrote, and I can't think of a better way of expressing just what it all felt like, so here's the husband telling it like it is.


Just got back from being in the Britain's Got Talent finals live audience (ugh, traffic). Very emotional and exciting. No, they didn't win, but The Addict Initiative put in an amazing performance. Massive! So proud of Lils. So proud of them all. I've become very fond of her fellow dance-crew members.

I just wanted to thank you all for your support and good wishes, and Lily sends her appreciation too. It meant a lot to her, guys.

It was very weird being there. Everything moved so fast (two and half hours of live show flew by in a flash). The stage crew was amazing, moving sets and refitting for each act so fast. And being there live meant I saw how truly good the acts were. Addict were amazing, of course, but I was blown away by James Smith and Lucy Kay. God, can they sing, and hold the stage. It doesn't translate on TV. Trust me.

And Lettice? Extraordinary. Dazzling.

Nik couldn't bear to watch Darcy Oakes's escape routine. Live, it was terrifying. I mean, UTTERLY...

I guess what I mean to say is that TV doesn't do justice to the sheer performing talent of these people. Live, they are breathtaking. Collabro brought the house down (both times), and they are fantastic, and probably worthy winners. But I was shocked to see James go out so early. His performance was the highlight, singing-wise. We were rapt. He was utterly himself. He's going to be very big.

When it came to the final three (obviously I wish Addict had been there), we were cheering for Lucy. Her performance was astonishing (again, I'm sure, depleted by TV). And there I was convinced that Bars and Melody were a shoo-in (right from early on).

An immense night, and we were glad to be part of it. I just, really, wanted you to know how talented those talented people were. In the flesh.

Lily's at the aftershow, and we're back home, decompressing. Again, and on her behalf, I really want to thank you for your support. It's touching to see Facebook and Twitter friends, (and I'm gonna add blog followers to that list -N) met and un-met, becoming REAL friends to bond like that. You guys...

Gonna sleep now (really have to because writing needs to happen tomorrow). But thanks again.

And I love Lily so much it honestly choked me up typing the above.

(sigh) To sum up, the main points again:

1. You people are great and thank you all.

2. If you get a chance to see James, Lettice or Lucy live, DO IT!

3. I love my daughter ("The Dort") more than the world. More than the WORLD.

And here's The Addict Initiative's final performance, for the last time I (almost) promise:

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