ITV Britain's Got Talent winner 'chosen' hours before final as contestant named as huge favourite

BGT winner 'revealed' hours before final as star emerges as huge favourite
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ITV's annual talent showcase Britain's Got Talent is drawing to a close with the grand finale airing on Sunday (June 2). After weeks of auditions and live semi-finals, 10 acts have now made it through to the all-important final after winning over the judges and the public.

Although the final is just hours away, it appears that one contestant has already been named as the 'winner'. Gym worker Sydnie Christmas is a huge favourite to win the talent contest after captivating audiences with her exceptional vocal abilities.

The golden buzzer act has had to face claims that she has a professional past, having appeared in hit shows like Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany, and Lazarus at London's King's Cross Theatre. But the judges were unable to conceal their emotional responses following her impressive audition and emotional semi-final performance.

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The betting agencies are setting their sights high for Sydnie. Ladbrokes, as it stands, has placed the 28-year-old as the primary favourite to win with odds set at 2/5. Alex Mitchell follows behind in the wagering stakes at 4/1, with Abigail and Afronitaa trailing with odds at 7/1.

Meanwhile, the remaining competitors currently have larger odds of 12/1 or more. Northants Sings Out and Trixy face an uphill battle tonight as they go into the final as rank outsiders with odds of 66/1, reports the Mirror.

Alex Apati from Ladbrokes shared with OK!: "We've seen some sensational acts along the way, but it all boils down to tonight's final, where the odds suggest it's going to take something pretty special to stop Sydnie Christmas from winning the series."

Sydnie is odds on favourite to win
Sydnie is odds on favourite to win -Credit:ITV

During Friday's semi-final round, Sydnie captivated everyone in attendance when she performed Frank Sinatra's My Way. This earned her an extended standing ovation from an enthralled audience, whilst the judges were left flabbergasted.

Judge Amanda Holden was profoundly moved to tears, while fellow judges Simon Cowell, Bruno Tonioli, and Alesha Dixon were left utterly astonished.

After her performance, an overwhelmed Amanda shared: "I have to sit down; I thought I was going to pass out during that. Honestly, Sydnie, when we saw your audition, I had so many people come up and stop me. And tonight you have done even better. I just cannot believe your capacity, your fire, and your strength."

Expressing admiration, Alesha Dixon remarked: "My heart was pounding the whole way through that. That is the job of a singer. You are a superstar in the making."

Bruno Tonioli added: "I cannot believe it. The way you build up to the high note, hitting it with such power and clarity. It was stunning, stunning."

The gym worker has blown judges away with her incredible voice
The gym worker has blown judges away with her incredible voice -Credit:Dymond/Thames/REX/Shutterstock

Simon Cowell also said: "It wasn't a 10; it was an 11 in my opinion. If it wasn't for people like you, I wouldn't bother making this show. And you have to wonder who were these idiots you auditioned for that didn't give you the break before. The only people you need to trust are the audience; they always get it right."

The performance showcased her distinguished interpretation of Frank Sinatra's classic, My Way, during the semi-finals. However, Sydnie disclosed that her confident show was not as it appeared revealing: "My voice coach had to walk me on to the stage because I was so nervous. I'm very happy it didn't look that way because I was terrified."

One catalyst for Sydnie's nerves was performing her exclusive rendition of the song, saying: "It was My Own Way, wasn't it? I just really hoped it would land."