It’s all over for another year but what a show the Britain’s Got Talent 2012 final was.
There were emotional performances, energetic showcases and barking mad moments and we loved them all.
The programme kicked off with the highly anticipated wildcard announcement and the act chosen by the judges to return was… The Mend.
After a performance of Without You by David Guetta and Usher, David Walliams said: "Guys you've just proved why you were the wild card." Watch the final performance here.
Next up was heartthrob Sam Kelly, who sang Rascal Flatts hit Bless the Broken Road, winning huge applause from the judges and audience, as well as glowing praise.
Alesha Dixon said: “Sam that was just gorgeous, your vocals are so smooth I think you have a real commercial appeal. I love when you perform it’s like being invited into your personal space…” Come into Sam’s, erm, personal space here.
Third act to take to the BGT stage was Welsh dance troupe Nu Sxool, who was top of the class according to the judges.
Amanda Holden gushed: “Every time we see you just explode on the stage, I absolutely love you.” Watch the high-energy performance here.
Kai and Natalia once again proved that ballroom is anything but boring, as they danced a sexy routine to Bruno Mars’s upbeat hit Runaway Baby.
Poor Natalia had been injured in rehearsal but she danced through her pain and the comments overall were positive, although Amanda Holden felt it “lacked passion.” Do you agree? Watch here.
At 11 years old, Molly Rainford was one of the youngest finalists in the show, but she proved that age is just a number as she blew the judges away with a heavenly rendition of Ave Maria.
David said: “Molly, in years to come when you are a world famous singer, people will look back at this clip and say ‘oh my she was even fantastic when she was 11 years old.’ That was absolutely astonishing well done." Be wowed by her performance.
The Loveable Rogues were up next and there was a lot of love for their honest performance of, well, Honest!
Simon said: “You’re like someone who has already made it and comes on the competition as a guest- it would be very easy for you to do the same song, you didn’t… There is a real market for you and I predict great, great things for you.”
Watch them – HONESTly, you’ll love it.
Aquabatique caused a splash in the semi-final but the girls were in troubled waters in the final after receiving mixed reviews from the judges.
David said: ““I didn’t love it quite as much as your performance the other night…” Did you like it? Watch now.
Ryan O’Shaughnessy was up next and he received a standing ovation for his rendition of self-penned track No Name. We all know the story by now – it’s about his friend who he loves but the feeling isn’t mutual, but in the final he put his heart and soul into the performance and was praised for doing so.
Amanda Holden said: “It was an extraordinary performance again. Your songwriting has so much resonance and Sam Kelly was fantastic tonight, but because you do your own stuff, I think you may have the edge.” Watch Ryan in action here.
Only Boys Aloud emerged as the dark horse of the competition after stunning with a breathtaking version of Calon Lan.
Alesha Dixon, clearly moved, told the Welsh male choir: “That was very special… I can feel the passion from every one of you … I commend you all, all of you should be proud.” Prepare to be impressed here.
Now it’s time to paws for thought- cutest act ever alert! Ashleigh and Pudsey melted everyone’s hearts as they descended from the ceiling and did an impressive routine complete with tunnels, seesaws and a parade across the judges’ desk.
Dog lover Simon said:” I think Pudsey is training you, I’ve worked it out now! One of my favourite acts, because I love animals.” Watch it – it’s amazing!
Last, but by no means least, it was pop / opera duo Jonathan and Charlotte, who delivered a magnificent rendition of The Prayer.
Alesha said “I want to hear that again, that was so amazing. You look the part tonight.” Want to hear it again? Check it out.
While the viewers voted, we were treated to incredible performances from prevous BGT success stories Diversity and Susan Boyle, who rocked Madonna classic All By Myself. Go Su-Bo!
David Walliams also joined 2012 semi-finalists Showbears for a hilarious routine. Let’s hope they all go on tour.
After the performances, it was time for the nail-biting moment when the winner was announced… and Ashleigh and Pudsey proved they were top dog as they were crowned Britain’s Got Talent 2012 champions!
Jonathan and Charlotte were runners-up, while Only Boys Aloud was third. What a night. Congratulations to everyone who took part and proved once again that Britain really does have talent.