Simon Cowell defends established acts on BGT
Simon Cowell has defended the inclusion of established acts such Alice Fredenham and Francine Lewis as on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Simon Cowell has defended the inclusion of established acts on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The reality TV mogul sees no wrong in spotlighting acts such as Francine Lewis - who has appeared on TV shows including 'Very Important People' and 'The Big Big Talent Show' - and Alice Fredenham, who had been rejected from 'The Voice' before auditioning for 'Britain's Got Talent', because he wants to let people have more than one shot at fame.
He wrote on Twitter: "We have had some stick regarding so called established stars appearing on bgt this year.
"We try and have a no rules policy on the show. Everyone who auditions is either looking for a break or a second chance.
"Would it be right to say to someone who has appeared on a show before you can't audition? The reason we always let the public vote is they can decide who they want to win."
Simon, 53, also pointed out the fact the biggest star ever produced by the show - Susan Boyle, who has gone on to sell over 18 million records - had previously shown off her singing talents on Michael Barrymore TV show 'My Kind of People'.
He added: "I believe Susan Boyle had appeared on another tv show years ago.
"Nothing happened. Bgt gave her another go. Is that wrong (sic)?"