Britain's Got Talent 2017 singer Sian Pattison has hit back after being accused of 'faking' her nerves.
Nervous 31-year-old Sian told the judges how reluctant she was to appear on the ITV talent contest at the weekend.
"If I'm honest, I just get really scared, it scares me a bit," she explained. "I didn't put myself here, my daughter actually applied on my behalf."
Sian started her audition singing Ave Maria before her anxiety soon took another hit when Simon held his hand up to halt the song.
The music mogul asked her to sing her back-up track, 'With You' which ended up getting a much better reception with four yeses seeing Sian through to the next round.
However some fans have accused Sian of 'faking' her nerves amid claims she's already an 'accomplished musician'.
The Daily Mirror newspaper reports that Sian studied at the London College of Music and has spent 15 years performing across the country, including as part of an ABBA tribute group.
"The @BGT con continues…Sian Pattison is an accomplished singer! Why dupe the public to think otherwise??” one viewer tweeted.
Speaking to the local newspaper, Sian hit back: "I feel like I am being battered and bruised in all directions. It’s put a massive dampener on what should have been a positive experience. Britain’s Got Talent were aware I had sung before and I have been honest and open about it."
She explained to the Coventry Telegraph: “I have always had the stage fright. I would have loved to have gone to stage school but the thought of putting myself out there to be judged by someone with influence, I just couldn’t do it.
“I have had that my whole life, I have watched so many people around me go on to do great things but I’ve never had the confidence to do it.
“I didn’t want to be a sob story, I wanted to be judged on my ability to sing."
Sian concluded: "As for my fake nerves I challenge anyone to stand on that stage and not be nervous."
Britain's Got Talent continues Saturday nights on ITV.