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Britain’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan backs Lichfield teenager

Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith

Lichfield teenager Shaun Smith has a “genuinely good chance of winning” Britain’s Got Talent, according to judge Piers Morgan.

Writing on his ITV blog, Piers admitted the 17-year-old singer could emulate last year’s winner George Sampson and claim the talent show crown.

Shaun is currently 11/2 second favourite to win the coveted spot performing at the Royal Variety show. Scottish singer Susan Boyle is leading the betting at 6/4.

But former Daily Mirror editor Piers believes Shaun has what it takes to lift the title. He said:

“Eight at at the end of the show came another young singer who I think has a genuinely good chance of winning this year. Shaun, the ‘good-looking Mick Hucknall’ as Simon called him, performed a dazzlingly good rendition of Ain’t No Sunshine. But more than that, he’s got the looks, youth, and ‘cool’ factor that will get the ladies hitting their phones to vote. And as we saw with George Sampson last year, that can be a very powerful weapon.”

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