George Sampson was announced as the winner of Britain's Got Talent. The fourteen year-old beat 50,000 hopefuls to win the top prize. Simon Cowell called George the "dance version of Rocky" for his determination during the competition. George competed on the show last year but was eliminated in an early round. Click here to learn more about George's victory. We told you this kid could dance. Congrats George! The Sun is reporting that George is about to be come a Hollywood phenomenon and star in a "Billy Elliot" type movie based on his life story. We loved Billy Elliot and think the movie will be a big hit. Watch George Sampson's winning performance again if you missed it.
Britain's Got Talent Finals 2008 - George Sampson Wins!
Producers have approached the 14-year-old’s agent about a Billy Elliot-style tale of a boy dancer beating the odds. An insider said: They reckon George’s story could be a perfect follow-up to Billy. There are a lot of similarities.
Breakdancer George, from Warrington, Cheshire, won the TV show despite a rare spine condition that once left him blind. He had to endure �poof� taunts from classmates over his dancing. And he busked in the streets of Manchester to pay for dance lessons.
In the 2000 film, hero Billy had to beat the prejudice of his family who wanted him to take up boxing instead of ballet.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent chiefs are crediting George with helping to pull in a record 20,000 entries for next year’s show.
An insider said: He’s shown you don’t need to be a singer to win. source