Simon Cowell has played down Susan Boyle‘s chances of winning Britain’s Got Talent – insisting the competition isn’t a “one horse race”.
“There are some acts that you haven’t seen yet, it’s not quite the one horse race you are going to think this is,” Cowell said on Britain’s GMTV Friday.
Boyle, 47, last week stunned judges — including Cowell and Piers Morgan — when she performed I Dreamed a Dream on the British TV talent show.
Although the audience initially had low expectations of Boyle, she received a standing ovation when she finished her stirring rendition.
When asked if he would represent Ms Boyle if she won, Simon said, “It’s difficult to say at this stage because I think we’ve got to treat it as it is, which is a competition.”
Meanwhile, bookmakers William Hill have revealed that some of their punters have staked up to £1000 ($2009) on Boyle winning the competition, and that they’ve also taken bets from countries including Belgium, Spain and Russia.
“This is going ballistic,” said pokesman Ruper Adams, “we have never had a phenomenon like it in ten years of reality TV betting, and the odds suggest that she is already unbeatable despite the fact that we have seen only a small number of the competitors.”
They’re also offering odds of 6/4 that Susan has a number one album in 2009, 25/1 that she has the Christmas number one and 100/1 that Simon is Susan’s first kiss.
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