Saturday 1 October 2016

BGT faces claims show is ‘fixed’ because Beau Dermott had singing lessons

Published 13/04/2016 | 10:12

Twelve-year-old Beau Dermott was the stand-out star of last night's opening episode of Britain's Got Talent.
Twelve-year-old Beau Dermott was the stand-out star of last night's opening episode of Britain's Got Talent.

Fixing accusations are par for the course with reality shows, but the latest claims regarding Britain's Got Talent are ridiculous.

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Beau Dermott (12) had something of a stunning Susan Boyle moment on the first episode of the show last weekend but some viewers seem determined to undermine her achievement.

The young singer has been receiving vocal coaching from the prestigious StagePro Academy for the past four years, something which some viewers feel should have been revealed on the show.

She has also won several other talent shows.

The Daily Star claimed that Amanda Holden, who fast-tracked Beau to the semi-finals by hitting her golden buzzer, was "not made aware" of Beau's training.

A BGT spokesperson told Mail Online, "This story is ridiculous. Beau had singing lessons once a month for the past four years at Stage Pro Academy.

"Just because she has had singing lessons, it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t get nervous when performing as was stated on the show."

Beau sang 'Defying Gravity' from the musical Wicked and received a call from bosses at the West End musical this week, inviting her to London.

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