Street dance group Diversity has been crowned the winner of the 2009 Britain's Got Talent TV show in a shock victory over favourite Susan Boyle.
The 11-strong group, aged 12 to 25, cried in surprise when told of the win.
Member anf Choreographer Ashley Banjo, 20, said winning the contest had "changed our lives".
Little Perry's backflip made a remarkable finale of their performance. This group are the most innovative, creative, magical act I have seen in a very long while.They really are diverse in any way (age, height and etc.). Diversity is made up of three sets of brothers and was only formed in 2007. This is really shocking victory for them because the group was sixth favourite to win going into the final.
Video of Diversity's winning performance:
Susan Boyle had been the favourite to win the talent show. It had long been predicted that 48-year-old Boyle would run away with the title after gaining worldwide recognition after her audition being watched by millions of people on youtube.
After her performance, Cowell said: "Win or lose you had the guts to come back here and face your critics and you beat them - whatever happens you can walk away from this with your head held high."
Finalists: Aidan Davis, Hollie Steel, 2 Grand, Julian Smith, Shaheen Jafargholi, Stavros Flatley, Flawless, Shaun Smith, Susan and Diversity.
Saxophonist Julian Smith came in third place behind the singer Susan Boyle.
Diversity is the second dance act to win the talent contest after 15-year-old George Sampson won the show last year.
Source: BBC NEWS