We’ve seen more pop rivalries than we’ve seen fruit in our lifetimes, and after Louis Walsh took a brutal swipe at Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, it seems Alesha Dixon has made her own subtle dig.
Well, sort of.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge is due to perform crackin’ new single ‘The Way We Are’ on this week’s live semi-finals, and has revealed that she’s not afraid to sing live, unlike some.
Apply ice directly to burn.
Speaking to The Sun, the 36-year-old talent show judge said: “I’m not afraid [of singing live].
“In the past Cheryl has been given a bit of stick, but we’re different artists. I’m not one of these people who shy away from a challenge. I always sing live, that’s standard for me. It’s my job so that’s why I have to got to look after myself.”
She added: “I have been working with a trainer because I want to make sure I have stamina. When I perform it’s full on and energetic, so I have to make sure I’m fit and can cope with that. I’ve been doing a lot of workouts where I also sing.
“I was doing a training session the other day and my trainer had me doing these squat jumps.
“When you finish doing them you are really out of breath and that’s when she makes me sing. Whenever I am on the running machine I always sing because it’s a really good way of preparing your body for singing live.”
Alesha recently had some harsh words for critiques of BGT, who aren’t happy with foreign acts being allowed to compete, saying she’s “so sick, tired and bored of hearing people complaining about foreign acts or whether they have been on another show.
“Firstly, everyone deserves a second chance.
“Secondly, I don’t think it would be fair or kind to discriminate against anyone who wants to enter the show. I just think with life, and especially the entertainment industry, one door closes and another opens. It’s the nature of the beast.”
She continued on to say people “love Saturday night entertainment that’s a bit of fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously,” adding: “Those type of shows are quite rare now.
“On launch night I had my nan over so there was three generations sat there eating a curry, drinking wine and watching the show together. When I think about the shows my mum and nan watch, we’ve got different taste yet BGT is the one show that can unite the whole family.”
And who doesn’t love a bit of variety on a Saturday night, eh?
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