A duet between singing sensation Susan Boyle and Michael Ball on the Britain’s Got Talent final has been branded a “car crash”, with viewers slamming the two for their “disastrous” performance.
While she’s usually applauded for her beautiful vocals, Scottish performer Susan failed to impress with her rendition of The Greatest Showman‘s ‘A Million Dreams’ alongside English singer Michael.
Susan, 58, started things off well for the pair, standing front and centre singing the introduction of the beautiful song. However, many fans have claimed things began to go downhill when Michael joined her on stage and they sung together – with them appearing to go off pitch and struggling to harmonise together.
The Britain’s Got Talent legend’s usual stream of compliments were replaced with criticism online, as fans took to social media to express their thoughts on the performance.
“Oh God what is this? A Michael Ball and Susan Boyle combo is a disaster,” one person wrote on Twitter. “That was awful. Out of tune and zero chemistry between them. Like two drunks at the karaoke,” another added.
While a third added: “Is anyone else seeing this car crash of a performance from Susan Boyle and Michael Ball? Or am I dreaming?”
There were however, some positives amongst the onslaught of negativity, for Susan at least, with a few claiming Michael was to blame for the less than impressive act.
“I just watched Susan Boyle and Michael Ball’s duet at #BGT final. Susan was fine, but Michael completely ruined it for her,” someone wrote on Twitter. “That duet will go down in history with the likes of Madonna’s Eurovision 2019 car crash.”
Another was kinder with their words for the Scottish singer claiming Michael overpowered Susan in the performance.
“Michael very much overpowered Susan Boyle. She seemed quite nervous to be performing with him and didn’t sustain notes as long as he did,” they added.
“Maybe that’s why the harmonies sounded off because they weren’t balanced.”
The act was a stark difference to Susan’s past performances, having wowed earlier this year with a haunting rendition of ‘Stand by Me’.
The iconic track – which will feature on Susan’s new album Ten – was originally released by Ben E. King in the ‘60s and has been covered by everyone from John Lennon to Seal and Tracy Chapman since.
Taking to social media in May, the ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ songstress shared a special music video of her new recording of the song.
The clip begins with the Scottish star wearing a glittery frock and singing beautifully into a microphone as she has done so many times before. It also features a young girl watching singers perform on an old television while her mother sleeps.
As the song progresses, viewers find out that the little girl’s dreams of becoming a star come true when her mother takes her to the theatre. It’s eventually implied that the small girl grows up to be Susan.
Fans couldn’t get enough of the track and were quick to share their thoughts online.
One person on YouTube said: “Your voice is such a treasure! Thank you for having the courage years ago to try out through BGT! I loved that performance so much!”
Another comment read: “Susan it’s a lovely song and you have performed it beautifully and lovingly.”
A third added: “Wow, welcome back Susan! It a beautiful day when the legendary Susan Boyle has brand new music! A diamond voice! Love the video!”