Comedian Daliso Chaponda just made Malawi proud this weekend even though he narrowly missed winning the crown and a staggering MK100 Million in UK’s biggest TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent.
The Manchester based comic came out third the contest. He had won the Friday’s semi-finals with enormous votes after beating stiff competition and was a favourite act to win the Saturday night’s thrilling grand finale.
His non-politically correct jokes charmed the judges in the competition forcing Amanda Holden to press a golden buzzer for Chaponda.
“You are funny and edgy and no one can take that away from you,” Holden remarked.
“You are the funniest person and the best comedian to have ever come on Britain’s Got Talent show,” lead judge and talent-finding mogul Simon Cowell said.
The 37-year-old has been applauded in his motherland despite failing to win the contest.
After 2.5 million votes, the show hosts, Ant and Dec announced that the winning 2017 act was pop and classical fusion pianist Tokio Myers, to his complete surprise and he collapsed onto the floor.
Child magician Issy Simpson came in second after an incredibly close live final.
Chaponda’s performances throughout the contest have often left both the judges and audiences with hilarity and in stitches.
“My life has changed. It’s been incredible being here. Thank you so much to everyone,”Chaponda said.