Let It Shine contestant left fuming at Dannii Minogue over scores

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A contestant on Gary Barlow's Let It Shine was left angry on the show tonight after failing to make it past the auditions.

Musical lover Scott Sutcliffe revealed to the panel he already had some experience on the West End at his try out, performing as part of the ensemble cast of Mamma Mia.


After his first lead role, Scott performed Against All Odds by Phil Collins for the judges.

In a heartbreaking result, Scott scored 14 of the 15 marks he needed to get through to the next stage.

While Martin Kemp awarded a maximum 5 and Gary Barlow a 4, Amber Riley gave Scott 3 marks while Dannii Minogue just two points.

Amber said: "A three is always really hard and 3 is when you're on the fence. I do think you're going to have your moment. I do think that and I know that.... but I don't think this is your moment and this may not be the greatest thing for you."

Scott protested: "I think you've made a mistake, you've made a mistake."

Commenting on her two points, Dannii said: "I thought you were pushing it and it was very, very theatre, not boy band in a theatre show."


As the audience booed Dannii's comments, Gary admitted: "I wanted you to get through, that's why I marked you so high."

However he admitted that Scott's vocals did leave a lot to be desired.

Scott insisted he was worth more than a two and complained backstage: "It wasn't a two, come on, it wasn't a two"

Meanwhile, on the panel, Martin stuck up for the performer: "His vocal wasn't the best but sometimes in a band you don't have to be best, you just have to have the personality."


However Dannii stood by her marks: "But everyone would have to carry him, he was not in tune."

Let It Shine continues Saturday nights on BBC One.

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