Britain’s Got Talent 2011: Stephen Mulhern explains Jessica Hobsonsong scandal!Stephen Mulhern has attempted a little bit of damage limitation work on behalf of Britain’s GotTalent bosses today.Many viewers were shocked when watching last night’s semi final, when talented singer JessicaHobson broke down in tears after being criticised by Simon Cowell.The music mogul hated her song choice of Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’, the arrangement of thetrack and also the fact that she left her trusty piano to attempt a dodgy dance routine for thesecond half of her performance. However, as he gave his opinions, the 19 year old startedsobbing and confessed that she wasn’t allowed to choose her own song for the semi finals show.Many viewers took to forums and social networking sites to complain about the move and a fancommented on our blog post:I felt terrible for Jessica just goes to prove that it all set up! What’s really nasty is that they set her up toknock her down as it was Simon (whose bloody show it is) that got her to do something she was clearly nothappy with!Another blasted:Not her choice of song and the dance act had their music changed giving them 6 days to rehearse.It`s likesomebody wanted to reduce their chances.However, Britain’s Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern has attempted to make light ofthe situation and speaking on This Morning, he said:
The reality is, the producers want the show to be right and they want performers and the auditionees to bethe best they can be. So they’ll help them, they’ll support them, they’ll guide them.She’s amazing at the piano, I wish she’d stayed there at the piano but it just didn’t work out.Sergeant quits Strictly contestSome of John Sergeants most famous moments on Strictly Come DancingEx-political journalist John Sergeant has pulled out of BBCOnes Strictly Come Dancing because winning would havebeen "a joke too far", he has said.The 64-year-old has received strong support from the public sincethe show started, but the judges have been critical of his dancing.He told a press conference on Wednesday he was quitting becausethere was "no viable stop Sergeant candidate".He will return on Saturdays show for a "farewell dance".