Represenatives from Simon Cowell's record label have denied rumours of a fix.
Britain’s Got Talent bosses have today slammed fixing claims, after an insider from Simon Cowell’s record label Syco revealed 12-year-old star Ronan Parke had been ‘groomed’ by the music exec for the last two years, before entering him in the talent competition.
The claims, leaked on an anonymous Syco worker’s blog, reveal that Ronan was spotted aged 10 singing for Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn at a party.
Following this, he went through a series of auditions with Simon himself, and has been intensely trained for a successful career on both sides of the Atlantic.
He was finally deemed ‘ready’ in time for this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent – where he is supposedly ‘fixed’ to win.
The blogger claimed he met Ronan at the time he was ushered in by Syco: ‘He was a skinny, 10 year old lad who, even at that time, was a bit effeminate. His voice needed a bit of working on, but that wouldn’t be a problem.
‘This was just the start of a two-year grooming and manipulation process to prepare Ronan for stardom.’
Taking the no-holds barred approach, the insider also revealed that Ronan’s album tracks have already been chosen, and that the 12-year-old wasencouraged to cry on demand – to increase his ‘camp’ image.
Even Louis Walsh’s lines on the show were supposedly scripted, when he announced at Ronan’s first auditon: ‘Ronan Parke. Remember that name. This kid’s gonna be a star!’
But today angry Syco/Sony bosses have hit out at the anonymous claims, insisting they will take legal action if appropriate.
‘There has been speculation on the internet that Britain’s Got talent finalist Ronan Parke was known to and worked with Syco/Sony Music before entering the show. There is no truth in this story whatsoever,’ a representative said in a statement.
‘Ronan first came to Syco/Sony’s attention when he entered this year’s competition. Syco/Sony Music will not hesitate to take whatever legal action is appropriate to prevent further publication of these unfounded allegations.’
Looks like we’ll have to wait to see who wins!