Bet on the Britain’s Got Talent 2020 Winner

The name of Beth Porch wouldn’t have meant anything to anyone apart from her close family a few weeks ago, although the nurse has swiftly become the outright favourite with the bookmakers to win the 2020 version of Britain’s Got Talent, with the NHS worker having been widely acclaimed for her audition performance which saw her sail into the next round.

The bookmakers have quickly reacted to the performance and she is now odds-on across the board to win BGT 2020 despite the fact that we are yet to see all the acts who are going to be lining up this year, with Porch’s performance coming at a time when everyone in the UK is in lockdown mode and coming out of their houses every Thursday to applaud NHS and other key workers who are treating people at this desperate times.

The 25-year-old originally performed a song called “You Taught Me What Love Is” which was written to reflect the difficulties and challenges of working on a children’s ward, with the track having already been released into the UK charts and it stands at number four at the time of writing although there’s a decent chance that it could hit the number one spot.

Posting on Instagram, the nurse - who has also had coronavirus and since recovered - wrote: “Life doesn't get much more surreal than watching yourself on TV, in a spare cubicle whilst you're working a night shift.

“My phone is blowing up right now. My song 'You Taught Me What Love Is' is available for download and streaming now! All profits donated to NHS Charities and the GOSH Charity.”

She added in a later post: “My life has completely changed in the past 24 hours, yet nothing has changed at all.

“I never even dreamed that my music would reach so many people.”

It might be that she has some stiff competition should any further nurses or NHS workers also enter the competition, although Sign Along With Us is the act that is trading as second favourite at the moment and that is also a heart-warming story which could yet see them win the competition.

What is Britain’s Got Talent?

Britain’s Got Talent is a long-running talent show on ITV which attracts audiences of millions on a regular basis, with Simon Cowell among the judges as various acts from around the United Kingdom and further afield compete for the chance to become famous and win this competition.

Commonly known as BGT, this programme is regularly aired on a Saturday teatime to attract the biggest audience and you tend to get a mixture of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians and acrobats who aim to get through their original audition before competing in the heats and then the latter rounds of the competition.

Paul Potts was the original winner of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 and the viewing audience peaked in Season 3 when Diversity were the winners in 2009. More recent winners have been Tokio Myers, Lost Voice Guy and Colin Thackery, with the 2020 series’ final likely to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Get the Best Odds on Britain’s Got Talent

The vast majority of bookmakers will price up at least one Britain’s Got Talent betting market, with people interested to know the odds when it comes to the overall winner. Some firms will create an additional number of markets such as Heat Winner, Semi-Final Winner, Top 3, To Reach the Final and Will the Winner Record a Number One?

Naturally, every bookie will have an opinion when it comes to these markets and you will find that the prices are different for each operator. Therefore, it makes sense to compare the various odds that are available and reach a conclusion as to where the value lies. It’s often the case that you will find an act priced at 6/1 with Bookmaker A, 8/1 with Bookmaker B and 10/1 with Bookmaker C so it clearly benefits customers to get the biggest odds.

We therefore recommend having several online bookmaker accounts. The first port of call is to register with the first bookie that grabs your attention and claim your welcome bonus before repeating the process with the next bookmaker. You can steadily build up a number of betting accounts and then you have flexibility when it comes to comparing prices.

Britain’s Got Talent is really starting to get exciting as the live semi-finals are just around the corner and with all five Golden Buzzer acts now known, we have a very good idea of who the leading contenders are. Betting on Britain’s Got Talent gets bigger and bigger every year and if you want to put your money where your mouth is and back your favourite in the outright winner market, you should consider reading our BGT preview first. We’ve got the best live odds comparison for all the top acts, as well as analysis, our own predictions and our betting tips for who we think will be crowned the Britain’s Got Talent winner of 2015.

The favourite in the bookies’ eyes is Calum Scott and given the likeable singer got Simon’s Golden Buzzer it’s easy to see why he’s priced at odds of just 4/1 with Sportingbet. The recruitment officer, from Hull, has a genuinely excellent voice, the right mix of humility and charisma and is good looking in an accessible way that should appeal to a wide range of people of different ages. The 26-year-old is a very worthy favourite and with the potential to harness a strong regional vote from Yorkshire we think odds of 4/1 are solid and as such he is our first and main BGT betting tip.

Making pre-final predictions is always a dangerous game of course and even come the grand final itself there have been enough shocks previously to suggest that putting all your Britain’s Got Talent eggs in one basket might not be the wisest move. The second favourite is UDI, a remarkable dance troupe from Siberia. However, despite their brilliant and highly original routine, that contains elements of shadow puppetry, gymnastics, dance and brilliant lighting effects, odds of just 4/1 seem far too short to us. Whilst there have been overseas winners of BGT, in general the voting public relate better to British acts, whilst there can be little emotional connection to a large group, most of whom don’t speak English. Moreover, last year a similar act, Light Balance, failed to make the final despite wowing a lot of people.

Next in the betting come Revelation Avenue, who were given Amanda’s Golden Buzzer. This gospel/soul choir are undoubtedly talented and come across very well but we think they lack the wow factor and again may suffer from being a group and thus harder to “get to know”.

Our second betting tip, therefore, having predicted that these other well fancied acts won’t quite have what it takes to go all the way, is Emma Jones. The young opera singer provided a “Susan Boyle” moment and given operatic acts have done well in recent years we think odds of 10/1 with BetVictor look like very good value. She has a decent back story and her slightly nervous persona may well gain her plenty of votes, whilst her mesmerising voice is sure to win her lots more.

So, if you fancy a bet – or two – on BGT this year there are our tips: Calum Scott to win with an each way bet on the outright winner market on Emma Jones a nice back-up plan.


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