The group was founded in 2004 by Ben Sear. He was also a performer himself, who achieved national success in the mid-1990s with his pop group Hip Hop Boyz. The Shadow Theatre of Attraction group started in Hungary and they stunned the world when they came on Britain Got Talent’s stage in 2013.
This featured video is the audition clip of the group and it’s been on social media for months with more than 29 million views on Youtube and an almost equal proportion of Facebook shares, yet every returning viewer is constantly gripped by the power of this performance. It never fades.
They remain a stark reminder of what talent shows especially in Nigeria should hopefully look like; the kind of rare talent judges should look out for and what show organisers should be technologically prepared to undertake.
For their semi-final performance, Attraction depicted a mother giving birth to her son, the son going off to college, getting married, and eventually the mother dies in her son's arms. At the end, the son's wife reveals that she is pregnant. The story was based on Szűcs' life story, who dedicated the performance to his late mother.They got high praise from the judges, with Holden stating that she even saw Simon Cowell shed a tear. They got first place on the 5th semi final vote sending them straight to the finals.
In the final Attraction performed a tribute to Britain, the highlight being when a lion was formed with their bodies. Once again they received a standing ovation and again Holden shed a tear. They were announced the winners and became the first foreign act to win Britain's Got Talent and the third group act to win (with the first two being Diversity and Spelbound).
Many have already adjudged them the best talent show winners ever as their remarkable performance continues to reverberate social media. They sit pretty today as our featured video of the day.