Britain's Got Talent's Lucy Kay supported Susan Boyle on tour
'Britain's Got Talent' hopeful Lucy Kay supported 2009 runner-up Susan Boyle on tour last year, prior to applying for the show, but she insists she hasn't been secretive about her past
'Britain's Got Talent' contestant Lucy Kay supported Susan Boyle on tour last year.
The opera singer wowed judges - Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden - with her remarkable vocals on the opening show last weekend, but she failed to mention she had performed four dates in Scotland last year, prior to applying for the talent contest, as part of 2009 runner-up Susan's choir.
At the time, Lucy - who won a scholarship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to study music - shared pictures on her Twitter account of her performing with Susan, of her dressing room and a final snap of the official music sheet.
However, yesterday (15.04.14), Lucy denied she had been secretive about her past ventures.
She told The Sun newspaper: "I've never hidden the fact that I supported Susan Boyle as part of a choir last year. It's one of the things that inspired me to apply for 'Britain's Got Talent' and to pursue my dream of a solo career."
An ITV spokesman added: "Lucy was part of a 30-strong choir who supported Susan for four Scottish concerts last year, arranged by her music college in Glasgow.
"Lucy went through the same audition process as all the other acts and none of the judging panel had seen or knew of Lucy before her audition."
Meanwhile, Lucy has faced backlash from viewers for using a "sob story" to win votes after she revealed on the show that she had been targeted by bullies in the past.