Britain’s Got Talent Hit With Cheat Claims After F*ck Up On First Live Show

by : Francesca Donovan on : 30 May 2017 07:55
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Another Sunday, another Britain’s Got Talent show hit with claims of cheating after a technical difficulty left audiences suspicious. 


The Irish schoolchildren of St Patrick’s Junior Choir Drumgreenagh were the first act to perform on last night’s live semi-final, but proceedings didn’t start as planned.

You can watch the glitch unfold in the clip below:

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As the 36-strong choir stood on stage, ready to launch into their rendition of Katy Perry’s Roar, TV presenting stalwarts, Ant and Dec had to call curtains on their choral offering sooner than expected when a backing track caused ‘technical difficulties’.


Dec explained the hitch away, saying: “Just a couple of technical issues… The first act of the semi-finals.” But the Royal Variety Show competition hopefuls looked confused as the pre-recorded track played voices, prompting viewers to question the legitimacy of the choir’s performance.

Some took to Twitter to accuse the kids of miming:

While BGT is yet to respond to these accusations, the schoolchildren didn’t let the technical difficulties mar their performance, and went on with the show.

Amanda said that they represented their school and Ireland beautifully and described it as “joyful” and “hopeful”.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: Film and TV