BRITAIN'S Got Talent star Loren Allred has admitted her stellar singing history which has included stints on The Voice and The Greatest Showman.
The ITV contestant was forced to address fix rumours after her appearance on the new series this weekend.
The Sun revealed how Loren found major success in the US after singing the anthem Never Enough in global hit movie The Greatest Showman.
Yet it has now come to light how she also received expert assistance from Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine while on The Voice.
She even competed to win a recording contract on the US version of the talent show in 2012, telling the coaches her occupation was “pianist and wedding singer”.
Loren was coached by She Will Be Loved vocalist Adam and made it through to the live shows before being knocked out of the contest.
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She has performed in televised concerts and last year released the pop track Til I Found You.
Loren has since defended her experience in the music industry – insisting: "I am an unsigned, independent artist still trying to make a name for myself.”
Loren said: “Even though I have spent a lot of years in the music industry, people don’t know who I am. Over all these years I’ve been fighting for my chance to be known and to make it.
"The opportunity to sing “Never Enough” evolved from being a session singer in the choir, and even though the song was a big success, people still think that the actress sang it.
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"I have never gotten the opportunity to tell my story. That’s never happened for me."
Loren released an EP in her home country and has even duetted with singing legends Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli.
Yet despite spending much of his time in America — and being obsessed with The Greatest Showman — judge Simon Cowell seems oblivious when she walks onstage.
He asks: “Welcome, what’s your name and where are you from?”
When Loren replies she is American he seems surprised, adding: “Is that right? So why Britain’s Got Talent? Tell me a bit about you.”
Loren sang Never Enough but most people may not recognise her face because actress Rebecca Ferguson, playing character Jenny Lind, mimed to her vocals in the hit film of 2017.
Simon bangs on the desk and says: “Oh my God!”
He adds: “So you sang one of the biggest songs of all time. You’ve revealed it wasn’t the actress who sang the song in the movie — it was you singing the song.”
He asks her: “Why didn’t you get that big deal after the song?”
Loren replies: “I was more comfortable singing behind the scenes, but I kinda feel like the song was meant for me and now I’m ready to put a face to the song.”
At the weekend, a spokeswoman for BGT said: "We are thrilled to back this year and look forward to viewers watching our BGT bumper special on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
"Whilst most people will have heard the infamous Greatest Showman track, Loren is not a household name, and she deserves her spot on the BGT stage.
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"We hope that such articles will not count against somebody who is well deserving of this opportunity.
"It’s fantastic that Loren is now able to step 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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