Britain's Got Talent's Golden Buzzer winner hits back after viewer complaints

Sydnie Christmas has broken her silence after being criticised for her performance on Britain's Got Talent. The singer stunned the judges with her rendition of Tomorrow from iconic music Annie, with Amanda Holden then awarding her the first Golden Buzzer of the series – fast-tracking her to straight to the live final.

Sydnie, 28, was understandably delighted by the outcome of her audition, but viewers at home were quick to criticise the decision to give her the Golden Buzzer. Having searched through the singer's social media, they found she'd previously appeared in Starlight Express – prompting some to claim she'd not been honest about her showbiz experience.

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Sydnie stunned the judges with her rendition of Tomorrow from hit musical Annie -Credit:ITV

However, Sydnie appeared on Lorraine today,, Monday, 22 April to discuss the backlash and set the record straight about her career. She denied having ever had appeared on the West End, admitting it is her dream to do so.

"You have been grafting away, you have done the cruise ships, you've never been on the West End though?" Lorraine Kelly asked her. Sydnie insisted: "No!"

Lorraine added: "You've never done any of that. You've always wanted to. This is your dream isn't it?" To which Sydnie said: "I just aspire to, I want to be a leading lady. That's the dream! That's the aim."

On why she opted to audition for BGT, Sydnie said she hopes it would "open a door", before going to say that musical theatre star Marisha Wallace had inspired her choice of song on the show.

"The first time I heard that version, Marisha Wallace done that version and I heard it. I was like I've got to give this a go. It was just amazing. The song speaks to so many people doing it. Doing it as an adult, doing it the way Marisha done it, has a totally different meaning," she said about the Annie track she chose.

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Sydnie appeared on Lorraine to discuss her BGT audition -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Sydnie studied at D&B Academy of Performing Arts in London in 2014 and went on to work on cruise chips, including the Royal Caribbean International. She's already appeared in reality show Stage School and the film Kick Ass 2, according to her stage bio. She starred in Starlight Express in Germany in 2019 and in London, she appeared in the musical Lazarus.

After being awarded the Golden Buzzer by Amanda, 53, on BGT, Sydnie said her dream is to "be on stage". She said: "I was pinching myself. I thought this couldn't be real... This doesn't happen to people like me. I have wanted to do this forever. To be on stage, entertain, perform and sing."