Britain’s Got Talent 2013: Favourite Alice Fredenham was rejected by The Voice!

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As we reported earlier, singer Alice Fredenham went down a storm with the judges and the audience when she auditioned for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent, and though of course BGT 2013 doesn’t launch until tonight at 7pm on ITV1, she’s already been named as a hot favourite to win the show…

However, it’s been revealed this morning that rival talent quest The Voice rejected her during the blind auditions stage.

And of course, she’s not the first singer that the BBC let slip through their fingers and right into Simon Cowell’s given that last year’s X Factor winner James Arthur was also rejected by The Voice!

Archive Manager james.feltham@itv.com0207 157 3052However, of Alice’s appearance in tonight’s debut of this year’s BGT, we’ll hear Simon telling her, “Wow. Your voice is like liquid gold.”

The Sun’s TV Biz reports, “Beauty therapist Alice, 28, closes tonight’s first episode of the hit ITV talent show with a sultry performance of My Funny Valentine.”

Of The Voice rejecting Alice, a BBC1 source said, “The Voice prides itself on its high standards, and yet again BGT is taking the show’s rejects.”

O dear, those sour grapes must really regurgitate eh?

And for all the bravado and bluff of that BBC insider, the fact remains that Aunty Beeb blinked first and moved The Voice from its usual Saturday night timeslot of 6.45pm to 8.30pm in order to avoid going head-to-head with BGT in the viewer ratings.

That said, TV listings websites are still showing The Voice as airing at 6,45pm, so I’m a tad confused. But there, that’s nothing new…

Here’s a reminder of some BGT Push the Buzzer action…

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