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Humble waitress wows judges to win 'Got Talent'

WAITRESS Pan Qianqian won the third series of "China's Got Talent" at the Mercedes-Benz Arena last night in Shanghai.

Pan, 24, who is from a small village in Shandong Province, now works at a hot pot restaurant in Beijing to help her family make ends meet.

Yesterday she amazed tens of thousands of people at the arena and the panel of judges with her baritone voice when singing the song "Waiting."

A group of 121 media members from around the country were given the task of selecting the winner. Pan received most of the votes, beating 19-year-old Taiwanese university student Song Jiazheng, who performed a juggling act of fire diabolo.

Pan couldn't control her tears of happiness and gratitude. She thanked her parents and everyone who gave her support and encouragement. Now realizing music an integral part of her life, she promised to sing forever.

A total of eight Chinese contestants competed and showcased their stunts in the season finale.

Other finalists included the young sisters Li Linda and Li Wanda from Yunnan Province who called for environmental protection, handstand talent Tang Ronghai, jujitsu talent Magic Tone's band, the street dance band Snake Men of the World, miner-turned-singer Huo Chunyu and the singing duo Ann and Cavalry.

Last night's finale also featured stunning acts from the winners and finalists from the Got Talent series in Britain and America.

Street dancer George Sampson, who won the second season of "Britain's Got Talent" presented a body-popping dance together with Zhuo Jun, the second season champion of "China's Got Talent."

It is the first time Sampson came to China. He said Shanghai people are amazing as are the city and the food.

Scottish singer Jai McDowall, last year's winner of the fifth series of "Britain's Got Talent," sang the well-known song "Time To Say Goodbye" with Cai Hongping, who is also known as Auntie Sweetie.


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