Dalitso Chaponda came third in Britain’s Got Talent


Dalitso has done Malawi proud in Britain’s Got Talent as he impressed throughout the competition despite failing to claim top position.

Having cruised to the final on Friday, Daliso, son to former Cabinet minister George Chaponda, was tipped to win but it was not to be.

Forget about his father allegedly being involved in the Zambia maize scam recently. Daliso has simply put the country on the up with his showdown in Britain’s Got Talent.


And several people, commenting on social media, have heaped praise on him, saying he is a genius as far as comedy is concerned.

Daliso said:

“This has been a wonderful, insane roller coaster. Thanks bgt. It’s brought me huge audience who I will now pummel frequently with jokes!”


According to Manchester Evening News, the comedian, who is based in Manchester, came third after having the judges and audience in stitches with his ‘non- PC routine’.

Daliso lost out to pianist Tokio Myers on Saturday during the night’s live final with young magician Issy Simpson coming second.

The comedian won through to the semi-finals after getting Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer.

The comedian said then that he was shocked that he got the golden buzzer.

“There is always humour but my main mission is to make humour out of things that are painful,” he said.

Head judge Simon Cowell previously told him: “I have to tell you something; you are one of the funniest people we have ever had on this show.

“I love the fact you are so fantastically non-PC and I think that’s part of the reason why people like you so much.”

The winner, Myers, is the piano playing superstar who won Britain’s Got Talent with his incredible skills.

He wowed fans with a rendition of Rag n Bone man’s hit ‘Human’.

Myers beat 11 other acts to scoop the top prize of £250,000 and will perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen.

When his name was announced by hosts Ant and Dec, he fell to the ground with shock.

Runner-up Simpson was gracious in defeat and thanked the judges for bringing her onto the show.

Following his crowning moment, Myers took to the stage for a final time and played the audience out.

On Friday, Daliso had the judges and audience in stitches on the night’s show with his routine, and the public agreed, voting him through to Saturday night’s live final.

During the semi-final stage, he beat off stiff competition from Jamie Lee Harrison and Lords of Strut to secure a place in the final.

The 37-year-old said on Twitter before Saturday’s night’s show he “won’t let Amanda down” and he certainly did not do that.

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