Britain's Got Talent 2012: Where are they now?

Ashleigh and Pudsey

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As Britain's Got Talent 2013 prepares to kick off this Saturday night, we decided to take a look back at last year's finalists...

Ten acts fought hard from their first audition to make it through to the live final last May, with more than 10 million viewers tuning in to see which of them would be crowned the winner.

In one of the most successful series to date, last year's BGT saw a number of finalists go on to have a frantic twelve months as they shared their talent with the UK and, in some cases the rest of the world.

So, just what have they been up to since the last live show last summer?

Sam Kelly

Finishing ninth in the final, Sam Kelly got straight into the studio recording and writing. It was a fairly long wait for his fans, but Sam finally released his debut EP Your Way Home just over a month ago. The mini album is available worldwide to download from iTunes now.

Loveable Rogues

The Loveable Rogues

Trio Loveable Rogues narrowly missed out on a top three position in the final last year, but it hasn't hurt their success. Eddie Brett, Sonny Jay Muharrem and Te Qhairo Eugene were quickly signed by Simon Cowell's Syco record label and are set to release their debut album very soon. Right now the group are on tour across the UK and Ireland alongside X Factor star Olly Murs, and will release their single What A night this spring.

Only Boys Aloud

Welsh choir group Only Boys Aloud finished in third place on last year's show and were quickly picked up by record label bosses.

The 141 strong group released their debut album in November 2012 called Calon Lân.

The album went straight to number one in the classical charts as the boys appeared across the UK on various shows including the X Factor final, This Morning and Songs of Praise.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Irish singer Ryan finished fifth in last summer's BGT final, and was signed by RCA records shortly thereafter.

Having only narrowly made the live shows originally due to a contract with The Voice of Ireland, the singer – songwriter released his own self titled album shortly after the show finished in August, along with his original single No Name, which he had performed for his audition.

His success in the UK was limited, with the album scraping into the top 10 while the single managed only 31 in the charts. Over in Ryan's native Ireland however, the album and single both went straight to number one.

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