Who is Innocent Masuku? Britain's Got Talent star ready to compete for ITV win in final

Britain's Got Talent's Innocent Masuku
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Sunday night is the Britain's Got Talent and one of the acts tipped to do rather well is opera singer Innocent Masuku, having been brilliant in both his audition and semi final and become a big favourite of the judges and viewers at home.

Many fans of the ITV show were shocked that Innocent didn't get the Golden Buzzer at his audition, after he delivered a powerful and very moving performance of famous opera song Caruso. The audience inside a packed London Palladium rose to their feet in adulation for the singer, who revealed to the judges that he'd previously been told he 'wouldn't get very far with opera' and was advised to pursue a different career path.

Putting Innocent through to the live knockouts was a no brainer for the Britain's Got Talent judges and he was given the prime spot of being last in the running order in the first semi final on Monday, when he performed a song from the Gladiator soundtrack. It was little surprise that, despite some viewers complaining that they 'couldn't hear him properly' due to the loud backing track, Innocent topped the public vote and went straight through to the final.

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He has always been near the top of the betting on BGT winner since his audition but now it's fellow Sydnie Christmas who is being viewed as the clear frontrunner

Who is Innocent Makusu on Britain's Got Talent?

Innocent, 33, caused a stir after his audition aired, when it was discovered he is already an established star. Having made his professional debut in a production of Porgy and Bess, the tenor has gone on star in multiple productions, most notably in Carmen at the London Coliseum.

Hitting out at BGT bosses, one unimpressed viewer ranted: "What are you doing @BGT Innocent Masuku is yet another professional singer!! with the English National Opera!! Stop lying & making these people look idiots!." as another wrote: "It’s a fix. He’s already an accomplished tenor. Google Innocent Makusu"

Innocent was also the recipient of a merit award in the 2019 SAMRO competition and the winner of a Drake Calleja Trust award.