A former Britain’s Got Talent contestant has slammed the show and described it as ‘fixed’, after she finished in sixth place.
Hollie Steel, now 23, appeared on the third series of the TV talent competition when she was just 10 years old.
Hollie made it all the way to the show’s final after she stunned judge Simon Cowell with her rendition of Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera.
Her beautiful classical singing voice was a big hit with the public, but sadly, her performance in the show’s semi-final didn’t go to plan.
Viewers will remember the heart breaking moment when Hollie burst into tears during her performance of Eidelweiss from The Sound of Music.
She asked Ant and Dec if she could start the song again.
In a TikTok video that recently went viral, Hollie explained she was stopped from singing the songs she wanted to by BGT bosses, “because they didn’t want me to win”.
Hollie went on to say that Eidelweiss “wasn’t a song I’d ever heard of before.”
She added: “I wanted to sing Nessun Dorma, like a massive opera song, like BAM, I’m here. I knew I could sing it, I said I knew I was strong enough and they [producers] said no.
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“They were like ‘no you can’t sing that’ and the only reason why I think they said no – because I was definitely able to sing it – was that they didn’t want me to win”.
She clarified that her breakdown on the show “wasn’t Britain’s Got Talent’s fault, they don’t fix it, but the song choices are fixed”.
Hollie didn’t let her experience on the show deter her from trying to make it as a singer.
She self-released three albums and played Louisa von Trapp in a 2011 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s UK tour of The Sound of Music.
Hollie obtained a diploma in musical theatre and is currently starring as Frenchy in a production of Grease on board cruise ship Harmony of the Seas.