'Greatest Showman' singer is in 'Britain's Got Talent' grand final line-up - as wildcard goes to dancing dog act

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Loren Allred wins the Golden Buzzer
Loren Allred is in the Britain's Got Talent final. (ITV)

A singer from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, an opera-singing busker and a teenage comedian are among the final acts hoping to be crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent on Sunday.

The 2022 ITV competition is drawing to a close and will name its champion who will secure a slot on stage at this year's Royal Variety Performance and a cash prize of £250,000.

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In the running are 11 contestants - five chosen by the viewer vote from a week of live semi-finals, five picked by the judging panel of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, and one wildcard act who the judges wanted to give another chance to.

Maxwell Thorpe is the favourite to win Britain's Got Talent. (Syco/Thames)
Maxwell Thorpe is the favourite to win Britain's Got Talent. (Syco/Thames)

Singer Loren Allred's voice can be heard on the track 'Never Enough' from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, but is hoping to become a star in her own right as the show's winner.

However, she'll face tough competition from another singer with less starry credentials but who is the firm bookies' favourite according to BetVictor - opera-singing busker Maxwell Thorpe.

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Tom Ball, a singing teacher who has been likened to Susan Boyle for his unexpected talent, is also a viewer favourite, as is 13-year-old ventriloquist Jamie Leahey and his puppet chicken Chuck.

David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell in their judges' chairs. (Syco/Thames)
David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell in their judges' chairs. (Syco/Thames)

Sunday's final also includes a number of comedians - Eva Abley, 14, whose routine sees her joke about her cerebral palsy, Cowell's Golden Buzzer act Axel Blake, and impressionist Ben Nickless.

Other contenders are Five Star Boys, a dance group of 10 to 12-year-old boys who want to encourage other male dancers, musical duo Flintz & T4ylor who have been a hit with audiences, and seven-year-old Aneeshwar Kunchala with his poetry about the environment.

The wildcard has been named as Amber and The Dancing Collies, a dancing dog act beloved by the judges.

Live semi-finals for the series aired on ITV from Monday to Friday, with viewers and judges picking an act each to go through to the final each night.

On Saturday there was no live show, but the wildcard act was announced.

Britain's Got Talent live final airs on Sunday at 7.30pm on ITV.

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