Britain's Got Talent's Sydnie Christmas set to 'silence' ITV critics after Golden Buzzer backlash

Britain's Got Talent's Sydnie Christmas
Britain's Got Talent's Sydnie Christmas -Credit:ITV

Britain's Got Talent hopeful Sydnie Christmas is being tipped to 'silence' her critics, after a backlash over her getting the Golden Buzzer at the weekend.

Some 17 years after it first launched on ITV, BGT is back once again as hosts Ant and Dec and judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon search for a new superstar to follow in the footsteps of the likes of first winner Paul Potts and successors like Diversity, Collabro and Lost Voice Guy and perform at the Royal Variety Show.

Britain's Got Talent's return dominated the primetime schedules on ITV1 on both Saturday and Sunday as viewers at home got their first look at the auditions and one of the most talked about acts from the early rounds was Sydnie, who arrived on stage at the London Palladium, aiming to impress the panel with her take on Tomorrow from Annie.

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Despite being told by Amanda that Simon 'hated' the song, Sydnie's rendition even impressed the notoriously hard to please judge, with Amanda even more bowled over, as she reached to press the Golden Buzzer. However, within minutes of Sydnie's audition airing, some BGT viewers were condemning Amanda's decision online, having discovered that Sydnie is an established professional, having starred in shows like Starlight Express and Grease and appeared in E4's Stage School.

However, despite the controversy surrounding her, bookies William Hill have made Sydnie their one to beat, with her currently leading the odds on Britain's Got talent winner on 11/4, ahead of choir Ravi's Dream on 4/1 and opera singer Innocent Masuku on 8/1, after he has also been hit by fix claims over his existing career.

Spokesperson for William Hill, Lee Phelps, said: “The Britain’s Got Talent judges were wowed by Sydnie Christmas performance of Tomorrow last Saturday night, which saw her earn the third golden buzzer of the series. On the back of that, we’ve seen strong support for Sydnie in the market and she’s shortened to 11/4 from 4/1 at the beginning of the week."