Britain’s Got Talent teenage hopeful Bailey McConnell has already got a management deal and is working on an album.

The singing paperboy impressed judges on the ITV talent contest with his self-penned song Dying Hole, but according to Metro the 14-year-old already has plenty of experience.

He has a management deal with RGS Music, legions of fans on social media and his official website says he has released an EP called Growing Pains and states he is ‘co-writing with some accomplished songwriters over the course of the next few months to write material for his forthcoming debut album’.

Bailey has also recorded Dying Hole, about the breakdown of a friendship, for online channel SBTV which has its own Sony Music record label imprint, the label which head judge Simon Cowell works for.

At his BGT audition, shown on Saturday, judge Alesha Dixon told Bailey: “I wish I was Simon Cowell because if I had a record label I’d sign you.”

BGT has also come under fire for judge Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer choice, salsa dancers Paddy and Nico, having already won a similar contest in Spain.

Other hit acts so far have included opera singer Lucy Kay, who has been a backing vocalist for former BGT star Susan Boyle, and violinist Lettice Rowbotham, who has performed with X Factor finalist Olly Murs.

A Britain’s Got Talent spokesperson said: “Anyone can apply for Britain’s Got Talent whether they are professional or amateur, irrespective of their past experience and all contestants are auditioned on merit.”


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