BGT viewers criticize lack of diversity as Eva Abley becomes first and only woman to join final

Brittany’s Got Talent Viewers criticized the shows’ lack of diversity, as Eva Abley became the first and only woman to join the final on Wednesday night, in which Immi Davis was “stolen” a spot.

Joining the comedian, 14, was singer Tom Ball, 23, who emerged victorious during the semi-final with his powerful rendition of Conchita Wurst’s Rise Like A Phoenix.

Last night, impressionist Ben Nickless won the public vote, along with finalist singers Flintz & T4ylor, as the latest acts to join Maxwell Thorpe and Jamie Leahey, who will battle it out in this weekend’s finale.

'We need a variety of people!'  Viewers of Britain's Got Talent criticized the lack of diversity when Eva Abley became the first and only woman to join the final on Wednesday night.

‘We need a variety of people!’ Viewers of Britain’s Got Talent criticized the lack of diversity when Eva Abley became the first and only woman to join the final on Wednesday night.

On Twitter, fans expressed their thoughts on the judges’ decisions, with some asking ‘where are all the women’, while others believed Immi was ‘stolen’.

Before the show, one user wrote: “I would like to point out that there are no women in the final yet.”

While another added: “A lot of diversity in the final with a total of 0 women.”

Well done!  Joining the comedian, 14, was singer Tom Ball, 23, who emerged victorious during the semi-final with his powerful rendition of Conchita Wurst's Rise Like A Phoenix.

Well done! Joining the comedian, 14, was singer Tom Ball, 23, who emerged victorious during the semi-final with his powerful rendition of Conchita Wurst’s Rise Like A Phoenix.

Elsewhere, viewers claimed the show was a solution, while others criticized the show’s structure altogether.

Another claimed: “It’s so rigged that only women vote because there are six men in the final now it’s a joke and Cowell lost his bottle by not voting for the dogs so much on Dixon’s ass it’s unbelievable he only voted for them two idiots because of Dixon’s The Golden Ringer Call The Show Britain’s Got Male Talent [sic].’

Someone else added: ‘There are four acts that deserved to be in tonight’s finale. I should have put some of them up yesterday to give them a try.

Deserving: The second live show of Britain's Got Talent saw impressionist Ben Nickless win the public vote, as he heads to the next stage.

Deserving: The second live show of Britain’s Got Talent saw impressionist Ben Nickless win the public vote, as he heads to the next stage.

Incredible: Ben was joined by singers Flintz and T4ylor (pictured), as the latest acts to join Maxwell Thorpe and Jamie Leahey, who will battle it out in this weekend's finale.

Incredible: Ben was joined by singers Flintz and T4ylor (pictured), as the latest acts to join Maxwell Thorpe and Jamie Leahey, who will battle it out in this weekend’s finale.

During the show, singer Tom wowed the audience and received a standing ovation from the judges.

Eva impressed the judges with her comedy routine with amanda holden, alesha dixon Y david walliams everyone voted to move her to the final over magician Keiichi Iwisaki.

Tom, who works as a teacher, was asked about the support he has received from his students and colleagues.

Led by men: On Twitter, fans expressed their thoughts on the judges' decisions, with some asking 'where are all the women'

Led by men: On Twitter, fans expressed their thoughts on the judges’ decisions, with some asking ‘where are all the women’

He said: ‘My children have been absolutely amazing. I can’t thank my school enough for supporting me and everyone at home for supporting me.’

After the two acts that would go on to the final were announced, head judge Simon Cowell revealed that he could enter wild cards in Sunday’s final.

He said: ‘I think Immi should be standing here too. I think we’re going to have to bring a wild card or two, I’m serious.

Criticism: Elsewhere, viewers claimed the show was a solution, while others believed Immi was

Criticism: Elsewhere, viewers claimed the show was a fix, while others believed Immi was “stolen.”

This is not the first time the ITV show has come under fire, with fans claiming the show lost its roots by flooding the line-up with seasoned performers, despite SimonThe insistence that there are fewer than in years past.

From a singer known for being the voice behind The Greatest Showman, to a comedian who previously appeared on stage in LondonO2 Arena line-up has raised questions about whether the show has lost its spirit.

The opening episode of BGT caused controversy when it was revealed that Loren Allred would be on stage.

Commendation: Immi Davis, who received a standing ovation from the judges for her powerful performance, but missed out on a place in the final.

Commendation: Immi Davis, who received a standing ovation from the judges for her powerful performance, but missed out on a place in the final.

Hilarious: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donelly's golden buzzer, magician Keiichi Iwisaki also performed during the Wednesday night show.

Hilarious: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donelly’s golden buzzer, magician Keiichi Iwisaki also performed during the Wednesday night show.

Although less well known to UK viewers, the artist gained worldwide attention when she performed the voices of Never Enough from The Greatest Showman.

During her audition, Loren insisted that she had always been the hidden voice behind Rebecca Ferguson’s performance in the film and signed on to the show to showcase her own talent.

She said, “I was more comfortable singing behind the scenes, but I feel like the song was meant for me and now I’m ready to put a face on it.”

Pros: This isn't the first time the ITV show has come under fire, with fans claiming the show lost its roots by flooding the line-up with seasoned performers (Loren Allred pictured)

Pros: This isn’t the first time the ITV show has come under fire, with fans claiming the show lost its roots by flooding the line-up with seasoned performers (Loren Allred pictured)

A BGT spokesperson told MailOnline: “We’re delighted to be backing this year and hope viewers will catch our BGT bumper special on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.”

“While most people will have heard the infamous Greatest Showman track, Loren is not a household name and she deserves her place on the BGT stage.

‘We hope that such articles do not count against someone who is well deserving of this opportunity. It’s fantastic that Loren can now come out and stand in her own right to be the face, and not just the voice, of one of the most well-known tracks of all time.”

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