Amanda Holden fears no Boyle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 May 2010
Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

'Britain's Got Talent' judge Amanda Holden doesn't think there will be ''another Susan Boyle'' for 10 years but admits her audition changed the show completely

Amanda Holden doesn't think there will be "another Susan Boyle" for 10 years.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge insists the global popularity of the Scottish singer - whose audition for last year's contest was seen by millions of people worldwide - was unexpected but changed the competition forever.

She said: "Last year's series became iconic - you're not going to find another Susan Boyle in 10 years.

"We had no way of predicting that she would turn into a global phenomenon.

"But it has changed the nature of the show, as now, potentially, we are looking for a worldwide star."

Amanda - who is joined on the judging panel by Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan - also revealed she thinks about her family when deciding whether or not to put a contestant through to the next round.

She explained to Good Housekeeping magazine: "I just have to go on my gut instinct, thinking, 'What do I like? And what would my mum and nan like?' "

One act who impressed Amanda was teenage boy band Connected.

However, the quintet have caused controversy after it emerged brothers Max and Harry Mondryk, 15 and 13, are veterans on the showbiz circuit.

They jointly hold the title for 2007's Talented Youngster of the Year, with Harry taking it alone the following year.

Harry - who also beat former 'Britain's Got Talent' favourite Farryl Smith on the 2007 Festival of Stars - also made it to the final 50 of musical search show 'I'd Do Anything'.

A source said: "Max and Harry are well known on the circuit. They're a really professional act and have been cleaning up for years."

The brothers - whose mother Sally runs a showbiz agency called Jigsaw Entertainment UK - also auditioned for 'Britain's Got Talent' last year.

Susan Boyle

The Britain's Got Talent surprise hit is out promoting her fourth album Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage.

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