Saturday, May 30, 2009

ITV talent show finale under way

Susan Boyle is the favourite to win the talent show

The 10 finalists on Britain's Got Talent have begun their bid to be crowned the winner of this year's show.

West Lothian singer Susan Boyle remains the favourite to win the ITV1 talent show, with 11-year-old dancer Aidan Davis her nearest competition.

London street dance group Flawless kicked off the show with a routine to a medley of Michael Jackson hits.

The winner of the show will get to perform at the Royal Variety Show and receive a £100,000 prize.

The series has not been short of drama with show bosses rejecting suggestions earlier this week that Boyle might be axed from the show amid fears she was not coping with the pressure of her new-found fame.

Boyle had struggled to handle the attention and thought about quitting the show to escape the attention, judge Piers Morgan said.

And during the last semi-final, 10-year-old Hollie Steel burst into tears while singing Edelweiss before being given a second chance by the judges to perform again.

Monday's semi-final became the most-watched episode in the current series with 15.4m viewers, and it is thought the final may be watched by as many as 20m people.

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