Last night Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions kicked off with its first instalment, though fans were left disappointed with the final results.
Closing the show was Paul Potts, who won the first series of the BGT more than a decade ago, in 2007.
After delivering a standout performance, it seemed nailed on that Potts would progress to the next round of the show – though fans were left baffled when the singer didn’t even make the top three.
Even Amanda Holden couldn’t believe the announcement, as she could be heard asking: “What about Paul Potts?”
The feeling was one echoed by a huge portion of the viewers at home.
Paul Potts should have won the whole series, what a joke!!#BGTChampions— Megan-Hannah (@newcrazexx) August 31, 2019
Simon had offered some mixed feedback to Potts following his performance.
“I’m going to be honest with you Paul, I thought you started shaky and then halfway through the song it took me back to your first audition which was you realising if you don’t hit the big notes its over.
“And that’s what happened Paul, you hit the big note when it mattered.
“What I admire about you is you didn’t need to be here tonight and the fact that you care is why you are a champion and always will be a champion.”
Crap ending …Paul Potts deserved a places in the finals #BGTChampions— Deberhart (@debberhart) August 31, 2019
Kseniya Simonova from Ukraine, who created stories with sand earned her spot in the final after receiving Amanda’s golden buzzer.
Dardevil duo Bello and Annaliese Nock were then chosen by the studio ‘superfans’ as the second act of the night to progress.
Connie Talbot, who appeared alongside Potts in the 2007 final, was another shock omission from the top three.