Britain's Got Talent final 2014: the Twitter reaction

Collabro beat Bars & Melody and Lucy Kay to take home the top prize during last night's BGT finale - but what did the Twittersphere have to say?

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After eight weeks, countless auditions and scores of votes, the Britain's Got Talent final took place last night. In case you haven't heard, operatic boyband Collabro walked away with the crown, triumphing over hot favourites Bars & Melody and classical singer Lucy Kay. 

It was an action-packed evening for all as magician Darcy Oake put his life on the line, Cheryl Cole made a storming return to the UK stage and Simon Cowell buzzed a finalist for the very first time. Here's what Twitter had to say about the night's events...

Collabro made good use of the caps lock key to thank all their "collaborators" for crowning them victors: 

Although, it's Ant & Dec who have the broadest smiles as the celebrations begin...

But the presenting duo weren't the boys' only famous fans. Plenty of celebs took to their Twitter accounts to offer their congratulations after their performance of Stars from Les Misérables earned them the public's support.

The show's judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Amanda Holden were also full of support for this year's winners...

But not everyone was happy with the outcome. Bars & Melody - who had clocked up over 30 million YouTube views of their first audition - went into the final as firm favourites but eventually finished in third place to the shock of the Twittersphere...

Meanwhile, in second place was Lucy Kay who apologised on stage to the man who bet £1,000 she would win, although the 25-year-old was a delighted runner up and later tweeted her congratulations to Collabro. 

But the contestants weren't the only acts to take to the stage. Simon Cowell pulled out his phone book and booked Cheryl Cole AND Little Mix and Diversity to perform and, as usual, Twitter had plenty of opinions... 

And with the results announced and a beaming Collabro on stage, it was all over for another year. Take a look at the winning performance below...