Britain’s Got Talent contestants, opera duo Charlotte and Jonathan made their final appearance on the show that made them famous.
The two took the stage recently to perform, The Prayer. Unlike their first performance, Charlotte Jaconelli, 16, managed to stay in the spotlight by opening with strong vocals and not being upstaged by her partner Jonathan Antoine, 17.
The performance went over well with the judges and audience who applauded furiously as the two finished. Unfortunately the performance wasn’t enough to win the competition. The Essex duo took second place with around 25.8 percent of the public vote.
They lost to a more popular duo, 17-year-old Ashleigh and Pudsey, her six-year-old dog. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire resident Ashleigh and her dog took home $800,000 after receiving 39 percent of the vote following a Mission Impossible-themed performance.
The two teens first appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in earlier months and became an overnight sensation with their stellar opera pop performance. Their performance even went on to become a viral sensation across the pond after being posted to the Internet.
Not only was the pair’s voices excellent but it came as a big surprise from Antoine, who walked on stage wearing a rocker T-shirt, sporting messy hair and mumbling when the judges asked him questions. He was later compared to the show’s former contestant Susan Boyle, who also appeared disheveled on stage back in 2009 yet managed to leave the crowd and judges speechless with an opera performance. Boyle went on to record U.K.’s bestselling album of all time I Dreamed A Dream.
Notorious hard-nosed judge Simon Cowell predicted Jonathan’s success following the first performance. He said “You are unbelievable” to Antoine following the first performance and added, “Seriously, you have an outstandingly good voice. Jonathan, you are a future star.”
The judge’s only problem with the pair was that he wasn’t a big fan of Charlotte. He urged him to drop his partner but Antoine refused saying, “We’ve come on here as a duo,” and “we’re going to stay here as a duo.”
Check out the opera duo’s final performance on Britain’s Got Talent: