Alesha Dixon says there's no clear favourite to win Britain's Got Talent 2014

Alesha Dixon (Britain's' Got Talent 2014)

Alesha Dixon has suggested that there won't be a clear favourite to win Britain's Got Talent 2014, describing it as "more open" than before.

Last year's run of the variety competition was dominated by shadow dancers Attraction, who went on to triumph after capturing the attention of viewers with emotional performances throughout the series.

However, the former Mis-Teeq star - now in her third year on the judging panel - reckons that the opposite will happen with the latest batch of contestants.

"It's definitely more open this year," Alesha commented at a press conference on Wednesday.

"Last year everyone was talking about Attraction from start to finish, whereas [this year] we can't call it, and I think that's a better place to be because there's so many people that could win it."

The eighth series has seen the introduction of a new 'golden buzzer' twist, allowing the judges to send one act each straight through to the live shows without any further discussion.

And Simon Cowell reckons his pick could eventually end up securing the grand prize, which consists of £250,000 and a coveted slot at the Royal Variety Performance.

"The act who I give my golden buzzer to has got a real good shot at winning," the media mogul boasted, adding: "I think it will be someone British this year."

The first episode of Britain's Got Talent 2014 airs this Saturday at 7.15pm on ITV.

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