In a 2014 episode of Britain’s Got Talent, the ensemble Collabro, consisting of Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan, Thomas J. Redgrave, and Richard Hadfield, opted to showcase their talents by performing “Stars” from Les Misérables. Despite having formed just a month prior, the group was poised to leave a lasting impression.
Initially met with skepticism from judges Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Simon Cowell, who were informed about the band’s short history, Collabro quickly defied expectations. When questioned by Alesha about their confidence, Matthew attributed it to their “natural chemistry,” setting the tone for their performance.
As Richard initiated the song with his soothing, rich voice, it became evident that something extraordinary was unfolding. Each member of Collabro contributed their unique musical and vocal talents, exhibiting a synergy that suggested they had been performing together for years. The impact of their rendition was so profound that it garnered a standing ovation and enthusiastic applause from both the judges and the audience.
The performance reached its emotional peak with Amanda Holden revealing that her tears were a result of the pride she felt for the band. She lauded them as “bloody brilliant,” a sentiment that resonated with everyone in attendance.
Experience the breathtaking performance by Collabro on Britain’s Got Talent in the video below—a rendition that surpassed all expectations.