Artist name: Jon Courtenay
No. Of Albums: 0
No. Of Singles: 0
No. Of UK number 1s: 0
My favourite album: N/A
My top 5 songs (no particular order):
When I Was A Boy (BGT Semi-final)
Some Time Only BGT Knows
It’ll Be Fine, We’ll Meet Again
Most recognisable song: BGT Final
Song that deserves more recognition: It’ll Be Fine, We’ll Meet Again
Jon Courtenay is a singer-songwriter and comedian from Manchester, England. Jon is a family man, living with his wife Emmah and two sons, Nathan and Alfie. Jon has had a career in show business most of his life but recently shot to fame when he was crowned the winner of “Britain’s Got Talent” 2020 on Saturday 10th October 2020.
Jon’s love of all things performing began when he was just 4 years old. His parents, Caroline and Ivan, had glittering careers in entertainment and exposed Jon to their world at every opportunity from an early age, whether that was taking them to his shows, or the shows of their friends and those on TV. This would be the start of a journey for which no one could imagine the ending.
Jon began playing piano at the age of five and turned this into his career as the Twisted Pianist. Jon has toured the UK performing in comedy clubs and piano bars, playing covers as well as his own brilliant material.
After years of being at the end of the phone to him at bed time whilst he was performing all over the place, his sons encouraged him to audition for Britain’s Got Talent. After making it through the off screen audition process, Jon performed his audition on the stage of the London Palladium, a stage on which he had seen many a show. His audition earned him a standing ovation from the audience and judges as well as the coveted “Golden Buzzer” from Ant and Dec. This propelled him through to the semi finals.
In the semi-finals, Jon performed a beautiful song dedicated to his parents, and even had his mum take a bow and sang to her (she had zoom called in as part of the virtual audience of the show). The judges once again gave him glowing reviews, with one even saying they wished there was another golden buzzer they could give him. The judges chose him out of all the acts in that semi final to put through to the final.
In the final, Jon once again wowed the audience with an original piece, this time about happiness and the years 2020. It reduced the judges to tears as well as many watching from home. These performances won over the hearts of the British Public and we voted him our winner. This would also make him the first “Golden Buzzer” winner in the shows history.
His beautiful story and undeniable talent is why I have chose Jon Courtenay as this week’s artist of the week.