Britain's Got Talent's Lucy Kay supported Susan Boyle on tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2014
Lucy Kay

Lucy Kay

'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.

Susan Boyle

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


1. Chris Bauum16 Apr 2014, 1:57pm Report

I don't believe for a second Simon Cowell didn't know Lucy when she entered BGT. Give me a break. The choir from the music college were not paid to sing with Susan when they were on tour with her but there was a window for them to be on BGT

2. Molly Wickham18 Apr 2014, 2:52pm Report

For someone who doesn't like to appear with people, as stated by her mother, she's done quite well being on a previous BGT and member of a choir. Perhaps she was bullied but it just doesn't ring true. Public being conned again.

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