Viewers of Britain’s Got Talent were left in awe when box office singer The Greatest Showman appeared in the first episode of the new series. New York singer Loren Allred blew the judges away and received a standing ovation as she showcased her incredible voice.
Judge Amanda Holden gave Loren the coveted golden buzzer that sends acts straight to the semi-finals after she blew them away singing the powerful ballad Never Enough from the 2017 musical film starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron. Loren explained that people wouldn’t recognize her face because actress Rebecca Ferguson played the character of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind in the film and mimed her voice.
An amazed Simon Cowell previously revealed on the ITV talent show that it was his favorite song. And he said, “So you sang one of the greatest songs of all time. You revealed that it wasn’t the actress who sang the song in the movie – it was you who sang the song.”
But viewers have taken to Twitter to argue that Loren, who in 2019 dueted with Michael Bublé on his track Help Me Make it Through the Night, already had a successful career in music.
JackAVFC77 tweeted, “There’s no point in watching #Bgt anymore, she was absolutely stunning and will surely win.” And @allieakalulu66 commented: “She was great but surely that’s unfair, she sang one of the greatest songs in one of the greatest movies, might as well get Adele to audition.”
@CorinnaElliot said: “I don’t know how/why she’s even on this show/competition.” And @jaykedylan sent a message: “Don’t get me wrong I love Loren’s voice but come on girl you already have a career.”
@pocock_louise wrote: “She’s on a UK talent show but she’s not British and she once sang in one of the iconic lost movies of all time.” And @GAV_GWA said, “Best song from this tbf movie. But it’s the voice of a multi-million pound movie.”
#StayHomeSaveLives joked, “Next act: Westlife singing – Flying Without Wings.” And @nerdyme316 joked, “Next time on #BGT a little known band called Elton John will sing.”
But @AreYouS69668298 said, “Ok that’s it. She can sing that every turn for me.” And @shanhart_ said, “I’m so happy she got the golden buzzer omfg.”
@letthatlightin tweeted: “Loren Allred is a phenomenal singer and I absolutely haven’t watched all of her live performances that exist on YouTube. Seriously she is a dream, she deserves the world.” And @superTV247 defended: “Sorry but Loren Allred is literal proof that ghost singers deserve more. The voice of one of the greatest songs known today, and yet nobody knows her?
“Does anyone know her face, her music? She deserves this Golden Buzzer as much as anyone!!!!!”