BGT judges 'should have learnt lesson from Susan Boyle'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 April 2011
Susan Boyle

Britain's Got Talent 2009 runner-up Susan Boyle

Stephen Mulhern thinks 'Britain's Got Talent' judges should have learnt from the example of Susan Boyle not to judge hopeful acts on their appearance

Stephen Mulhern thinks 'Britain's Got Talent' judges should have learnt not to judge acts on their appearance.

The TV presenter - who hosts 'BGT' spin-off show 'Britain's Got More Talent' on ITV2 - believes audiences should have learnt their lesson from 2009 runner-up Susan Boyle and not be judging hopefuls on the way they look.

Speaking about 19-year-old hopeful Michael Collings, who wowed the crowds despite being dressed in a scruffy ensemble, Stephen told ITV1's 'This Morning': "When will we learn? When we looked at Michael we all made our judgments.

"We did it with SuBo, we did it with Paul Potts, this year surely we should have learned from our mistakes.

"When he came on, even Amanda and Michael thought he looked like he was from easyJet. But if you closed your eyes and listened to him, he was just unbelievable. I hope he does well."

Stephen's comments come after judges Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre slated Michael for his scruffy appearance on Saturday night's (16.04.11) show.

However, following his performance, Amanda explained: "It's the Susan Boyle moment. When someone like that walks on stage, you judge them. It's bad but it's human nature, you look at someone and think about how they're presented rather than who they are."

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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