Britain’s Got Talent facing ‘fix’ claims

Loveable Rouges admit they were scouted on Youtube and hand-picked to perform for judges

Britain’s Got Talent is facing yet more fix allegations, after band The Loveable Rouges admitted they were scouted on Youtube and hand-picked to appear before the judges.

The band let slip that they were approached by the shows producers who had seen their videos on Youtube and asked them to appear before the judges.

The three-piece act won the audience vote on Tuesday’s semi-final and are now in Saturday night’s final.

But yesterday the group spoke about being approached by producers, with band member Te saying: ‘They were supportive, we told them we wanted to do our own song and we didn’t have any issues. I think they knew from the gist of our band and from YouTube, that it’d work’

Confirming that they had been approached, Eddie said: ‘Yeah we did’.

While fellow band member Sonny added: ‘We never really thought about doing shows like this, but obviously an opportunity came along and it would be silly not to.’

Te added: ‘They knew who we were and what we’re trying to do, and they supported that.’

Eddie said: ‘Simon Cowell is a massive influence in the music industry, and one of the biggest people at what he does. It was fantastic at the audition, we knew from that point forward he knew who we are, so that was a big deal.’

Sonny added: ‘The audition in front of the judges was the first one that we’d actually done.’

Last night the show said it had ‘cast its net wider this year’ and researches had found talent ‘via many routes,’ according to the Daily Mail.

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