TikTok user Gracie May said she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent at the age of 9, and claims that despite receiving four yeses, she was never invited back to the show live.
A former Britain’s Got Talent contestant has detailed the behind-the-scenes of the audition process on the hit ITV talent show, labeling the auditions as “fake”.
TikToker Gracie May, 16, posted a video on the social media platform sharing her experience auditioning for the talent show at the age of nine with her gig company.
Gracie revealed that during the audition, the producers filmed elements out of sequence, asking candidates to record their post-audition reactions before going on stage.
She recalls recording one version for if they went through with four agreeing and another for if they didn’t.
“Those videos of people at the end of acts being really happy because they got four yeses or they left sad with their families – that is a total lie,” she said.
“We shot those videos three hours before we went on stage in the meantime.”
She continued: “We didn’t even get on stage until 8:30 p.m. – it was too late – and we got there at 9 a.m., so of all the spare time they had, they let us out out in the lobby and pretend.
“They’ll then use it according to whatever happened during your audition – if they broadcast your audition.”
Gracie’s also shared that her dance crew received four yeses from the judges, but then said “nothing happened after that” and that they didn’t make it through to the live shows.
“Even if you get four consents, you don’t necessarily have to go through,” she said. We got four yess and nothing happened after that. They just didn’t ask us back. ”
Gracie also pointed out that those hoping to wait in long lines to audition will have to do at least nine or 10 auditions in front of producers before the live show.
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 some auditions causing a The number of spectators watching at home must raise an eyebrow.
The most controversial moment from the opening episode was when singer Loren Allred spectacularly performed Never Enough from The Greatest Showman soundtrack – only to receive a Golden Buzzer for the performance.
It was revealed on Saturday night’s show that Loren was actually the vocalist behind the musical movie’s hit single – the exact same song she performed for her audition.
In episode 2, comedian Axel Blake impressed the judges, audience and viewers with his charming personality and witty words on Saturday night’s show – when he received the Golden Buzz shortlisted award. Direct link from Simon.
However, many were quick to point out that Axel, 33, has been a pretty successful stand-up comedian with shows on one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Amazon Prime.
The Mirror has contacted Britain’s Got Talent for comment.
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