By Paul Kennedy
The Giang Brothers may not have won Sunday night’s final of Britain’s Got Talent but they won the hearts and minds of an entire nation.
And after their performance last night, it’s clear the siblings have an exciting and bright future ahead of them.
In front of a live audience of millions, the brothers from HCM City performed their mind-blowing routine but with an exciting and very dangerous twist.
Instead of climbing stairs, Quốc Cơ balanced kid brother Quốc Nghiệp on his head and walked across tiny platforms suspended high off the ground.
And if that wasn’t enough to send pulses racing, moments before the final step, the platforms fell to the ground leaving Quốc Cơ to jump the final stage to safety.
After a lengthy pause to compose himself Quốc Cơ made the leap – and landed perfect to the delight of the audience and judges.
The two brothers looked close to tears as they received a standing ovation from the crowd.
And moments after their final act, show host Declan Donnelly revealed this was the first time ever, the Giangs have performed this particular stunt without the aid of a safety net.
But in the end despite their heroics it wasn’t enough to win the grand prize and although the brother’s left empty handed, they have managed to win millionaires of adoring fans in the UK and the world over.
Speaking after the semi-final on Friday, Quốc Cơ said: “I could not believe we can make it this far. We are already very satisfied with this achievement no matter what the result of the final is.”
The overall winner was comedian Lee Ridley who performs under the stage name Lost Voice Guy. Lee suffers from cerebral palsy which renders him unable to speak and he uses a voice synthesizer to tell jokes.
A full break-down of the public voting figures revealed The Giang Brothers finished in fifth place out of 11 finalists with 9.5 per cent of the vote.
Winner Lee picked up 21 per cent of the public votes. — VNS