People who went to Susan Boyle’s Britain’s Got Talent audition expose truth of what really happened
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People who went to Susan Boyle’s famous Britain’s Got Talent audition have exposed the truth behind what really went down that fateful day.
Boyle took to the BGT stage back in 2009 to sing a beautiful rendition of the ballad 'I Dreamed a Dream'.
Shocking the nation with her powerful pipes, the Scottish singer soon cemented herself as a household name in the UK.
However, people who attended that life-changing audition 14 years ago have come forward to reveal what actually happened.
Many of us look back on that day when Boyle first graced the BGT stage with nothing but total adoration and awe.
But, for some who were physically in the audience at the time, it seems to have gone a whole lot different to how we all remember it watching from the telly at home.
Marking the 14th anniversary of her audition yesterday (11 April), the official sub-Reddit for Britain's Got Talent reposted a video of Boyle's iconic audition.
While many rejoiced over the star and her impressive talent, others picked some massive holes in the entire encounter.
One Reddit user revealed: "Me and my aunt went to this filming."
They went on to claim that the judges asked Boyle 'so many other questions beforehand to make her look like an idiot'.
This was, according to the audience members, to 'be able to market her so well'.
"They asked if she knew Britney Spears, other famous people, got the crowd so hyped up (because they obviously knew something big was coming) and it made it all the more spectacular when she sang like that," they continued.
The Reddit user concluded: "Everyone was in the theatre was shocked. Some good TV (but predictable) writing."
And others rushed in to back up the bold allegations.
One penned: "It's all staged rubbish," while a second recalled: "I remember people really playing up how horrible looking and ugly she was."
They went on to note that Boyle was marketed in such a fashion so there would be 'such a surprise she had such a beautiful voice'.
A third even went as far as to dub the audition 'one of the saddest moments on entertainment TV'.
"No one should go through this judgy, type of production because of their looks. She had a skill and didn't need to be put down before it," they wrote.
A final Reddit user added: "It feels so demeaning. She is a great singer. That's all that should have been broadcast, a person with a great voice."
What do you think?