Who is Jon Courtenay? Britain’s Got Talent 2020 contestant and Ant and Dec’s golden buzzer winner


BRITAIN’S Got Talent is back with its fantastic mix of diverse talent and British originality all hoping to impress.

Simon Cowell and the BGT judges were left in stitches and tears by Jon’s original song, but his biggest fans were Ant and Dec who smashed their golden buzzer.

Mr Courtenay wowed the judges with his heartfelt song about what the show means to him

Who is Jon Courtenay?

Jon Courtenay is a 46-year-old musical comedian from Mosley, Manchester.

He is a father of two great lads and has had a career as a bit of a showman for most of his life.

On his YouTube account, Jon describes himself as “a piano-playing funny guy who writes songs, parodies, does stand-up and loves singing songs written years before I was born.”

Before wowing the crowds at BGT Mr Courtenay has been playing gigs around the country and abroad.

Jon has been playing piano since he was only five years old.

An early interest in magic led to him touring hotels and theatres as a comedy magician and has taken him abroad as an act to Spain and Cyprus as well as a few tours on cruise ships.

Over the years he swapped magic for piano but kept the cheeky family friendly humour.

He describes his performances as “a truly original experience for every audience with music from jazz to classical to rock & roll along with original songs and parodies plus hilarious tales of his family, relationships and his life traveling the world.”

You can see more of Jon on his Instagram and Facebook accounts.

The judges were left in tears by his showstopping performance

What happened during Jon’s performance?

During his audition Jon performed an original comedy song whilst playing the piano while his two nerve-wracked sons, Nathan and Alfie, watched from the audience.

Tickling the ivory at the “bonkers” London Pladaium, he sang about the show and his dreams of playing there for the judges and BGT.

Referencing his kids, the judges, his wife, Emmah, and with a cheeky thumbs up toward Ant and Dec, he “had us moved to tears”.

His personal story “in third person so he won’t get nervous” had the audience welled up, then, as he finished, the Paladium erupted. His eldest ran to the stage and bombed him with a hug, it was a very emotional moment.

During his performance Jon charmed, then blew the judges away, but his biggest fans were waiting in the wings when Ant and Dec stepped in and smashed their Golden Buzzer.

When is BGT on TV?

Fans will be happy to see the popular talent show Britain’s Got Talent return to our screens this year.

The 14th series started on April 11, 2020 on ITV and will continue to air on Saturday evenings at 8pm.

Much-loved hosts Ant and Dec have returned to present the show.

Thankfully all the audition filming already took place before the coronovirus lockdown and the BGT Twitter account shared the news earlier this month.

You can watch any episodes you miss on ITV player.

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