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Collabro were a vocal group from AGT: The Champions 2.  They were eliminated in the Preliminaries

Background[]

Collabro, consisting of Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave, were the Britain's Got Talent winners in 2014, beating out fellow The Champions 2 act Bars and Melody. The two also competed together on Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, where Bars and Melody made it to the Final but Collabro did not.

In June 2014, Collabro signed a contract with Syco Music, and their debut album, Stars, reached #1 in the Official Albums Chart . Their second album, Act Two, was released in June 2015 and reached #2. In 2015 they also returned to BGT as guest performers during the final semi final of the following series, and additionally returned as guest performers once again as part of a group of guest performing acts in 2016.

Band member Richard Hadfield left the group in 2016 after a feud, allowing him to pursue his solo career. He stated that he would often feel 'isolated' when with the band. The band's first album as a four-piece, Home, was released in March 2017 and peaked at #7 in the UK Chart. On 31st August 2018 they released an album titled Road to the Royal Albert Hall, which peaked at #19. They are set to go on tour once again in 2019.

In Early 2019 Michael Auger became a new member of 'The 100' judges upon BBC Show 'All Together Now' during the shows 2nd Series.

The Champions 2 Preliminary[]

Collabro's Preliminary performance in Episode TC202 consisted of singing "Shallow" from the movie A Star is Born.  They did not receive enough votes from the Superfans to advance to the Semifinals, eliminating them from the competition along with Puddles Pity Party instead of Marcelito Pomoy.

After the show[]

The band later announced that they had signed a new record deal with BMG. On November 15th 2019 they released a new cover album titled Love Like This which saw them cover several songs from new and famous musical, which peaked at #22 in the Official Albums Chart. In October 2019, the band announced a UK tour for October 2020. In April 2020 the band had to postpone the tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour will now take place between October and November 2021.

On Saturday 21st November 2020 the band appeared on Jane McDonald's Channel 5 show 'Jane & Friends'. On 27th November 2020 they released their sixth studio album entitled 'Christmas Is Here' alongside their production company Peak Productions, which included the groups second original single entitled 'Christmas Is Here', written by Collabro & co-written by Ben Adams. The album peaked at #80 on the Official Albums Chart. On Sunday 20th December 2020 the group appeared as guest performers upon an episode of 'Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh'.

In Winter 2020 they performed 'Home For Christmas' by Amanda Holden, alongside Holden herself as part of the Britain's Got Talent Christmas Spectacular.

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Trivia[]

  • Collabro are the only BGT winners to compete on The Champions 2.
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