Simon Cowell names Britain's Got Talent winner just weeks into new series

Simon Cowell has revealed who he thinks will win this year's Britain's Got Talent
Simon Cowell has revealed who he thinks will win this year's Britain's Got Talent -Credit:ITV

Four weeks into the latest series of Britain's Got Talent, and judge Simon Cowell has already named his favourite to win this year's competition, and it's not who you might expect. Despite the series still airing the nail biting auditions on screen, Simon is confident about his favourite act and didn't hold back as he tipped them to win.

As a staple on the BGT judging panel since the first ever episode, Simon has returned to his seat for the latest series, which began last month with back-to-back audition episodes. So far, the show has already seen fellow judges Amanda Holden, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon, as well as hosts Ant and Dec, hitting the Golden Buzzer to progress their favourite acts to the televised finals.

Simon Cowell believes Sydnie Christmas might win the show
Simon Cowell believes Sydnie Christmas might win the show -Credit:ITV

Simon also joined the buzz last weekend, catapulting Japanese dance group Cyberagent Legit directly to the live semi-finals after their impressive performance. The group, who have been dancing together since they were young children, wowed Simon so much that he didn't hesitate to shower them in golden confetti by hitting the buzzer.

Their joy was palpable as they celebrated their fast track to the semis, reports Chronicle Live.

However, despite the excitement around Cyberagent Legit, they are not Simon's top pick for the ultimate winner of BGT 2024, as the judge put his faith firmly behind the first golden buzzer recipient of the series. In an interview with Woman magazine, Simon revealed that he believes singer Sydnie Christmas, the act chosen by Amanda Holden's Golden Buzzer, will take the crown.

When asked about his winner prediction, Simon simply stated: "Sydnie. We'll see what happens."

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

Sydnie wowed audiences during her audition with a stunning rendition of the song Tomorrow, from the hit musical Annie, with her vocal range and likeable personality swiftly earning her legions of fans. According to the star, her dream was to perform on stage, something that so far, she claimed had yet to happen.

"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... singing is my thing. I have been trying to make that happen my entire career,” Sydnie recounted.

However, several fans were quick to hit out at the star on social media following her performance, as it soon emerged that she hadn't been completely honest, as she had previously been part of a touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Starlight Express in Germany for four years! In fact, according to her own Instagram account, Sydnie had only hung up her skates for the show two years ago, meaning her stage experience was infinitely more recent than she had implied.