Britain's Got Talent's Rachael Wooding says she was NOT faking nerves

Rachael Wooding on Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent 2016's Rachael Wooding has insisted she still gets nervous despite West End experience.

The singer wowed the judges at the weekend, performing With You from Ghost at her audition to get four yeses through to the next round.

But some viewers have taken aim at the new mum, branding her a "ringer" over a long list of theatre credits.

Rachael Wooding on Britain's Got Talent
Rachael Wooding on Britain's Got Talent

Speaking to the official BGT website at ITV.com this week, Rachael defended herself: “You don’t know what to expect going into it and I was really nervous. At the end, I was overwhelmed because I got through it. Then, when they said what they said, I was just on Cloud 9.”

In fact, Rachael says her audition on BGT was "the most nervous" she’s ever been.

“I think it was a combination of not being on stage since I’ve had Amelia (her daughter) and not performing for a while," Rachael explained. "Also, in the past, I’ve come off stage, and then that’s it.

"You don’t ask what they thought of your performance and you don’t stand there in front of everyone on the TV and wait and see what they thought of it. That was scary. My confidence was low and I think that’s the main reason really.”

Rachael went on to say that she's hoping to show a different side to her music on BGT after a string of roles on stage.

She said: “Even though I’ve got a West End background, I feel like I don’t have a typical musical theatre kind of voice.

"My main focus is to be a mum and it’s made me a different person, so I feel like I can come out from a different angle. That’s what I’m looking forward to. I love musicals and I had a really good time with it… but from now on, it would be nice to do something different.”

While Rachael got four yeses from the judges she'll have to wait until the deliberation day to find out if she's one of this year's semi-finalists.

Britain's Got Talent 2016 continues Saturday night on ITV with the live shows later this month.

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