31 May 2009

Dancers win UK TV talent show

2:34 pm on 31 May 2009

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has been beaten in the final of a British television talent show by a dance group.

Boyle, 48, was the favourite to win the Britain's Got Talent TV contest, and had become known worldwide after clips of her on the show were downloaded more than 150 million times on the internet.

She also appeared on chat shows hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Larry King in the United States.

The competition was won by the dance group, Diversity, in a public vote.

The 10-member troupe includes three sets of brothers. They receive 100,000 pounds for winning and will perform at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen.

Boyle said "the best people won" and wished them "all the best".

Saxophonist Julian Smith was third.