England has an incredible talent returned to UK television on Saturday night, and there are already two big controversies. Firstly, viewers were so convinced the story behind a father’s secretly staged audition by his young daughters was contrived that ITV denied it was staged. Viewers also thought it was unfair that The greatest showman singer Loren Allred was allowed to compete and even received a Golden Buzzer.
Nick Edwards performed after his mother and daughters Savannah and Cali took the stage. Edwards thought he was just there to support his children. However, they entered him in the competition. “Nick doesn’t know, and we surprise him because we want him to come and sing because he sings a nice song for the girls,” Edwards’ mother told the camera.
The show staged this as a heartwarming moment of surprise. Viewers were skeptical, however, as The sun points out. Some saw Edwards wearing a microphone on his shirt when he sat in the audience. ITV insisted it was genuine.
“We loved welcoming back our BGT viewers returned last night after a year’s absence,” the broadcaster said. The sun. “Reporting or alluding to anything staged or fabricated regarding Nick’s audition would be false and incorrect.
BGT viewers also found it unfair that Allred was allowed to perform. Allred sang “Never Enough” for The greatest showman. Her recording was used in the film because Rebecca Ferguson, who played Jenny Lind, requested that Allred’s voice be used instead of her own. Allred was credited on the film’s soundtrack, so his work was not kept secret. Allred also had a deal with Island Def Jam Music as a teenager and competed on The voice in 2012.
Although Simon Cowell claims to be a big fan of The greatest showman, he acted like he had never heard of Allred. He gave her the Golden Buzzer, granting her a spot in the next round. Viewers at home thought it was unfair. ITV and Allred have both defended his appearance on the show.
“While most people will have heard the infamous The greatest showman track, Loren is not a household name, and she deserves her spot on the BGT scene,” said ITV The sun. “We hope articles like this don’t count against someone who well deserves this opportunity. It’s fantastic that Loren can now come out and stand in her own right to be the face, and not just the voice, of one one of the most famous songs of all time.”
In her statement, Loren also pointed out that she was not well known and was still an unsigned freelance artist. “Even though I spent many years in the music industry, people don’t know who I am. During all these years, I fought for my chance to be known and to succeed”, a- she declared. Allred later added, “I’ve never had the opportunity to tell my story. It’s never happened to me. I’m an unsigned freelance artist still trying to make a name for myself.”