Britain’s Got Talent finalist Shaun Smith said he doesn’t think Susan Boyle is a shoo-in to win the competition.
The 17-year-old singer, who was put through to this Saturday’s final during Monday night’s show, thinks all contestants have a chance of winning.
“Everyone has a chance, every act is absolutely amazing, no one can second guess this competition because anything can happen,” he said on Tuesday. “Any of tonight’s acts, such as Stavros Flatley, could come out and give the performance of their lives and all of sudden they could be the favourites.”
Asked who he thought posed the biggest competition to him, Shaun said: “Everyone. It’s such a level playing field, everyone is so talented it’s unreal.”
The teenager from Lichfield, who sang U2’s With Or Without You on Monday night’s show, revealed he’s a fan of Scottish singer Susan, saying: “I think she’s absolutely amazing, her voice is astonishing.”
Shaun, an avid rugby player, is preparing for this Saturday’s final, and is fitting rehearsals around revision for his AS Level biology exam which he sits next week.
He said: “No matter what happens, even it all goes well and I miraculously win, I’ll definitely sit that exam.
“It would be the same if I did rugby. If I was an England rugby player I could break my leg, or I could do this competition and lose my voice. I have to have something to fall back on.”
The singer revealed he’s even had a message of support from former England rugby player Will Greenwood.
The next Britain’s Got Talent semi-final is on ITV1 tonight at 8.30pm.