From Amazon Prime comedians to The Greatest Showman stars, we take a look at the biggest ‘fix’ rumors for Britain’s Got Talent’s latest hit, after the ITV series returns in two years Take a break on Saturday night
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Britain’s Got Talent returned to our screens over the weekend, after two years without airing due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
After a mandatory hiatus, judges Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon have all reunited to once again search for the country’s next big star, while also unearthing some undiscovered talent. previously discovered.
However, within hours of the show first premiering on ITV on Saturday night, speculation began that some aspects of the show had been ‘fixed’ – with several auditions causing The audience watching at home must raise their eyebrows.
Singer The Greatest Showman
The most controversial moment from the opening episode of Britain’s Got Talent over the weekend was late in the evening, when singer Loren Allred performed a spectacular performance of Never Enough from the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman.
The hopeful contestant’s performance was enough for judge Amanda to hit her Golden Vibration, but followers felt Loren had an unfair advantage over those who wanted otherwise.
It was revealed on Saturday night’s show that the singer was actually the vocalist behind the musical film’s hit single – the exact same song she performed in her audition.
While Loren did not appear in the film starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya, she did provide vocals for the iconic rendition of the hit, with part played by actress Rebecca Ferguson. as opera singer Jenny Lind. .
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“I think some of you may have heard my voice, but you won’t know my face,” the singer told the audience on stage at the London Palladium.
In addition to starring on The Greatest Showman, the 31-year-old American singer has also appeared on The Voice and duets with the likes of Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli.
Loren was coached by Adam Levine, the Maroon 5 frontman on the American version of The Voice, and was in all of the live shows prior to being kicked off.
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Speaking in a statement regarding the alleged ‘correction’, a Britain’s Got Talent spokesman said: “While most people will have heard of the hit song Greatest Showman, Loren is not a name. familiar and she deserves her place on the BGT stage.
“It’s amazing that Loren is now able to step out and be the face, not just the vocalist, of one of the most popular songs of all time.”
Amazon Prime Comedian
Comedian Axel Blake impressed judges, audiences and viewers with his charming personality and witty jokes on Saturday night’s show – as he received the Golden Buzz award and made it to the live semi-finals. from Simon.
However, many were quick to point out that Axel, 33, has been a pretty successful stand-up comedian with his show on one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Amazon Prime.
“Obviously that comedian had an outstanding performance on Amazon Prime. Yet another wasted golden whistle. It was an absolute fix. Tom Ball should have had the dark yellow whistle. today. #BGT,” one fan went wild on Twitter over the weekend.
Another added: “so last night there was a golden bell for a singer with a net worth of 2 million and a song from one of the greatest movies that ever existed and the dark golden bell now an award winning comedian has best show on amazon??? wtf is going on this #BGT series.”
The father-of-two works as a property maintenance manager but has been doing comedy work for several years now – even supporting famous names like Dave Chappelle and Eddie Griffin on stage.
His very own live indie show, Axel Blake: I’m Not Gonna Lie, was held at The O2 in 2018 and continues to be released on Amazon Prime in 2020.
Father of ‘Gobsmacked’
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Britain’s Got Talent fans were left skeptical of a contestant’s ‘surprise’ performance over the weekend.
Nick Edwards impressed the judges and audience on Saturday night’s show, after being secretly entered into the contest by his two daughters.
Simon and his fellow judges were mesmerized by Savannah and Cali, aged three and four, as they took to the stage with their spokes, leaving dad Nick stunned as he thought the whole family just there to be in the audience.
The adorable brothers said they wanted their dad to audition and surprising him was the only way to get him in front of the buzz – prompting viewers to question whether Nick really didn’t know about the thing. that or not.
“When he’s in the stands he doesn’t wonder where are mom and kids? He said they’ll hang out together someday,” one viewer mused on Twitter, while another said. Another pointed out that he was wearing a microphone: “Completely surprised but he turned on the microphone… Okay.”
With this, however, there is a simple explanation for why Nick was set up for his surprise performance on stage.
An official BGT spokesman said: “We’d love to welcome back BGT audiences last night after a year away. Report or imply anything staged or fabricated in relation to Nick’s audition would be false and incorrect.
“Very simply, when Nick walked into the Palladium auditorium during his BGT audition, he was approached to be part of our ‘reveal box’ audience and said he was going to get on the mic for us. i could record his reaction throughout the day as he sat in the audience..
“He has absolutely no doubt. We did this to be able to activate him without him suspecting anything.”
* Britain’s Got Talent continues this Sunday at 19:35 on ITV and ITV Hub.
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