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Britain's Got Talent's Jamie Pugh No 'Stranger' to the West End Stage

The UK Telegraph is reporting that Britain's Got Talent star Jamie Pugh has played at a West End theatre before, undermining his claim of having no experience in front of large audiences.

The pizza deliveryman impressed the television talent show judges including Simon Cowell with his rendition of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables on Saturday, drawing comparisons with the performance of fellow amateur singer Susan Boyle. Pugh told the judges that he had never performed before a large crowd before, and appeared to tremble with nerves during the audition.

Jamie Pugh is a truck delivery person by day and pizza delivery man by night, you can watch an interview with him by going here. To read the full Telegraph article click here.

Susan Boyle has won international stardom and world-wide affection for her earlier stunning performance of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables. Boyle, an unemployed woman who's "nearly 48," talked about her cat, and joked around with the judges, noting that she had "never been kissed." She revealed her dreams of being a singer and wished to follow the recording path of beloved British musical theater star Elaine Paige. The entire audience prepared for the worst as she began her song, but, once she starting singing the crowd and judges were transported by her emotional and theatrical take on the number!

To watch her stunning performance, click here. Judge Simon Cowell is now reportedly setting up a record deal for her, she has also become the favortie to win the top slot on the program.

All the current Susan Boyle publicity has won the Original London Cast recording of "Les Miserables" the #1 top spot on the Billboard Cast Albums chart. The Original Broadway Cast album of the musical has jumped to #4! On October 8, 1985 Les Misérables opened at the Barbican Theatre, London and musical theatre history was made. It then moved to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985. On March 12, 1987, the American version opened at the Broadway Theatre.

Since then, Les Misérables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, with lyrics byHerbert Kretzmer has travelled the globe and won many major awards throughout the world, including eight Tony awards, including Best Musical. Les Misérables has touched the heart of its international audience as few shows in history have ever done.

Britain's Got Talent press notes describe the show's concept as follows, "a nationwide talent contest where the winner gets to perform their act for Prince Charles at the prestigious Royal Variety Show, pick up a cheque for £100,000, and catapult themselves towards superstardom.



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