Britain’s Got Talent kicked off the latest series in style on Saturday night as the vocalist who sang The Greatest Showman hit, Never Enough, bagged the first golden buzzer of the series.

Loren Allred, 32, is credited on the blockbuster’s soundtrack – which reached number one in the UK and international charts – has garnered 62 million views on YouTube with the song and has even collaborated with Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli. 

And Loren looked set for even greater success after Amanda Holden excitedly pressed her buzzer for the singer – who was previously embroiled in a fix row amid her worldwide success. 

Yay! Britain's Got Talent kicked off the latest series in style on Saturday night as the vocalist who sang The Greatest Showman hit, Never Enough, bagged the first golden buzzer of the series

Yay! Britain’s Got Talent kicked off the latest series in style on Saturday night as the vocalist who sang The Greatest Showman hit, Never Enough, bagged the first golden buzzer of the series

Following an awful rendition of the popular song from a previous contestant, the judges were soon floored when Loren then walked on the stage and announced she was the original singer of the song from the 2017 film.

Expressing his shock at Loren audition, Simon – who’s favourite film is The Greatest Showman – exclaimed: ‘Oh my god! So you sang one of the biggest songs of all time. You’ve revealed it wasn’t the actress who sang the song in the movie — it was you singing the song.’

She then went on to belt out the track, which was mimed to by actress Rebecca Ferguson in the movie, leaving the audience and judges in awe of her voice.

Impressed: Loren looked set for even greater success after Amanda Holden excitedly pressed her buzzer for the singer - who was previously embroiled in a fix row amid her worldwide success

Impressed: Loren looked set for even greater success after Amanda Holden excitedly pressed her buzzer for the singer – who was previously embroiled in a fix row amid her worldwide success

After receiving a standing ovation, Simon asked: ‘Why didn’t you get that big deal after the song?’

She replied: ‘I was more comfortable singing behind the scenes, but I kinda feel like the song was meant for me and now I’m ready to put a face to the song.’

And as the judges then gave their verdicts, Amanda reached over and pressed her golden buzzer, much to the shock and joy of Loren. 

Speaking after pressing her buzzer, Amanda, 51, remarked that she was ‘absolutely shaking’, telling Loren that she ‘cant believe we had this opportunity to give you your moment to shine.’ 

Shocking: Lauren claimed that she is, in fact, the voice behind Never Enough but actress Rebecca Ferguson (who plays Jenny Lind in the movie) had lip-synced to her vocals on-screen

Shocking: Lauren claimed that she is, in fact, the voice behind Never Enough but actress Rebecca Ferguson (who plays Jenny Lind in the movie) had lip-synced to her vocals on-screen

It's me! Following an awful rendition of the popular song from a previous contestant, the judges were soon floored when Loren then walked on the stage and announced she was the original singer of the song from the 2017 film

It’s me! Following an awful rendition of the popular song from a previous contestant, the judges were soon floored when Loren then walked on the stage and announced she was the original singer of the song from the 2017 film

Moment in the spotlight: 'I was more comfortable singing behind the scenes, but I kinda feel like the song was meant for me and now I'm ready to put a face to the song'

Moment in the spotlight: ‘I was more comfortable singing behind the scenes, but I kinda feel like the song was meant for me and now I’m ready to put a face to the song’

Alesha said that a ‘superstar had arrived’ before describing the performance as ‘otherworldly’.

While big fan Simon gushed: ‘It was one of the most incredible audition moments I’ve ever experienced, I’m speechless!’

He added: ‘Timing in life is everything, maybe this is your moment now.’

Congratulations! And as the judges then gave their verdicts, Amanda reached over and pressed her golden buzzer, much to the shock and joy of Loren

Congratulations! And as the judges then gave their verdicts, Amanda reached over and pressed her golden buzzer, much to the shock and joy of Loren

Wowed: Speaking after pressing her buzzer, Amanda, 51, remarked that she was 'absolutely shaking', telling Loren that she 'cant believe we had this opportunity to give you your moment to shine'

Wowed: Speaking after pressing her buzzer, Amanda, 51, remarked that she was ‘absolutely shaking’, telling Loren that she ‘cant believe we had this opportunity to give you your moment to shine’

In shock after coming off the stage, Lauren told hosts Ant and Dec: ‘I cant believe that just happened, I wasn’t expecting that!’ 

Watching the action unfold, viewers at home were quick to take to Twitter to give their verdict on Loren’s performance.

‘Wow wow wow one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite films! A truly incredible version of The Greatest Showman song Never Be Enough. What a voice jeeez I have goosebumps. You belong on that stage with your name in big lights! Superstar’ shared one.

So moved: Amanda greeted a stunned Loren with a hug on stage

So moved: Amanda greeted a stunned Loren with a hug on stage

What just happened? In shock after coming off the stage, Lauren told hosts Ant and Dec: 'I cant believe that just happened, I wasn't expecting that!'

What just happened? In shock after coming off the stage, Lauren told hosts Ant and Dec: ‘I cant believe that just happened, I wasn’t expecting that!’

What a voice:  Lauren sang her heart out on stage

What a voice:  Lauren sang her heart out on stage

While another remarked: ‘Lauren deserves her moment I don’t see any problem in this fair play girl! You have a beautiful voice and this is your time!’

‘WOW JUST WOW’ tweeted a third impressed viewer.

A fourth watcher simply put: ‘What a voice.’

With another impressed fan adding: ‘I’ve got goosebumps. what a way to return.’

Creator Simon Cowell proudly said during a recent press conference for the ITV talent show that America’s Got Talent bosses were ‘furious’ when they discovered their UK counterparts had bagged the New Yorker. 

Having already released an EP after signing with Island Def Jam Music at 19-years-old, she tried her luck on The Voice in the US back in 2012, where her mentor was Maroon 5’s Adam Levine until she was sent home in the live shows.  

Reaction: Watching the action unfold, viewers at home were quick to take to Twitter to give their verdict on Loren's performance

Reaction: Watching the action unfold, viewers at home were quick to take to Twitter to give their verdict on Loren’s performance

The Syco founder has previously gushed about his love of the film, claiming he is ‘obsessed’ and even organised a meeting with its leading man Hugh Jackman. 

The thrilling episode saw several acts impress the judges and make it through to the next stage of the competition.

Among the successful acts were Matricks Illusion double act Alexander and Emily Jesson, who wowed the audience with their quick-change performance.

Successful: Loren Allred, 32, is credited on the blockbuster's soundtrack which reached number one in UK and international charts (pictured with Hugh Jackman)

Successful: Loren Allred, 32, is credited on the blockbuster’s soundtrack which reached number one in UK and international charts (pictured with Hugh Jackman)

Wow! She has garnered 62 million views on YouTube with the song and has even collaborated with Michael Bublé (pictured) and Andrea Bocelli

Wow! She has garnered 62 million views on YouTube with the song and has even collaborated with Michael Bublé (pictured) and Andrea Bocelli

While Scooter Boys left everyone on the edge of their seats thanks to their daredevil stunts.

However, the performance got off to a scary start when they fell from the ramp, causing medics to rush on stage for assistance.

Luckily, the lad recovered well to perform with his pals, with the quartet earning four yeses from the judges. 

Other successful performers on the night included ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, Martial arts act Temple London and Dance troupe Les Sancho.

Elsewhere, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when unsuspecting contestant Nick was surprised on stage my his mum and young daughters, who thought the surprise would be the only way to get him to audition.  

Awesome: Among the successful acts were Matricks Illusion double act Alexander and Emily Jesson, who wowed the audience with their quick-change performance

Awesome: Among the successful acts were Matricks Illusion double act Alexander and Emily Jesson, who wowed the audience with their quick-change performance 

Go for it lads: While Scooter Boys left everyone on the edge of their seats thanks to their daredevil stunts

Go for it lads: While Scooter Boys left everyone on the edge of their seats thanks to their daredevil stunts

Fun: Young ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, 13, will take to the stage

Fun: Young ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, 13, will take to the stage 

Dancing: Dance troupe Les Sancho showed off their moves

Dancing: Dance troupe Les Sancho showed off their moves

Wow: Martial arts act Temple London show off their jawdropping skills

Wow: Martial arts act Temple London show off their jawdropping skills 

After being given time to prepare, the dad performed a moving song dedicated to his daughters, with the performance leaving everyone – including Dec and Amanda – in tears. 

The hit ITV talent show was previously postponed due to safety concerns and the restrictions brought about by tier systems and lockdowns. 

Bosses of the show said that despite the efforts of the teams at ITV, Thames and head judge Simon’s Syco, they were forced to call plans off. 

At the time they said: ‘With our absolute priority of safeguarding the well-being and health of every person involved in the programme from judges, hosts and contestants to all of the crew and audience, the decision has been made to – unfortunately – move the record and broadcast of the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent to 2022. 

Talent: Elsewhere, there wasn't a dry eye in the house when unsuspecting contestant Nick was surprised on stage my his mum and young daughters, who thought the surprise would be the only way to get him to audition

Talent: Elsewhere, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when unsuspecting contestant Nick was surprised on stage my his mum and young daughters, who thought the surprise would be the only way to get him to audition

Surprise! Nick was stunned to see his mother and two daughters on stage

Surprise! Nick was stunned to see his mother and two daughters on stage

Emotional: Amanda was moved to tears by his performance

Emotional: Amanda was moved to tears by his performance

‘BGT is known for its diversity of talent with big dance groups, wonderful choirs and lavish orchestras at its heart, and it has become clear that not only is it not possible to film auditions with these types of acts in a secure way but also that they are not able to adequately rehearse and prepare safely. 

They finished: ‘Safety has to come first and, as a result, the recording of the show can’t currently go ahead as planned.’   

Last month, Amanda revealed that Simon is planning a permanent move back to the UK – and insisted that he isn’t quitting TV.

The Heart Breakfast presenter says music mogul Simon, 62, who resides between California and London, is ‘aiming to spend more time at home’ now fiancée Lauren Silverman’s son Adam is ‘growing up’ and she’s become an ‘adopted Brit.’ 

In an exclusive interview, Amanda, who sits on the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel alongside close pal Simon, says he’s still ‘hungry’ for success but is keen to enjoy family life as he plans his upcoming wedding to Lauren. 

Amanda told MailOnline: ‘He is amazing and him and Lauren are in the best space.  

‘We had a lovely family lunch together on Sunday and he’s very, very chilled and knows exactly what he wants from life now – he’s not retiring by any means. 

‘He is full of ideas and has some amazing ideas on the back-burner. It is in Simon’s blood, it is terminal, the hunger, the creativity, maybe in the end Simon won’t be on camera but he’s always going to be involved. He just wants to reap some of the things that he’s sown and enjoy life a bit better. 

‘They’re going to be aiming to spend some more time in the UK, which is really nice for me.’

Britain’s Got Talent continues on Sunday April 17 at 7.35pm on ITV.

Ready for more: Britain's Got Talent continues on Sunday April 17 at 7.35pm on ITV

Ready for more: Britain’s Got Talent continues on Sunday April 17 at 7.35pm on ITV 



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