Two of the remaining Over The Rainbow hopefuls have speech impediments according to The Sun.
Last week Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and his panel of judges whittled the final 20 down to 10 and the public were allowed to save one more girl. The newspaper reports that at least two of the remaining eleven have lisps, which could cause them problems when singing the signature song ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow.’
A source on the BBC1 show said: “Last week it was easy for the producers to hide the impediments as all the songs were done in groups – so they could be selective on the lines they gave each girl.
“However, tonight the cat will be let out of the bag – when all 11 girls have to sing a solo.
“During rehearsals this week the lisps became more apparent. They’re working hard with vocal coaches. Andrew’s even mentioned sending them to see a specialist.”