Britain's Got Talent finalist thought career was 'going down the pan' before ITV show

Sihnger Sydnie Christmas has set her sights on a career in the West End

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Britain's Got Talent finalist Sydnie Christmas has admitted she thought her career was "going down the pan" before making it on the ITV show.

The singer has been trying to forge a career on the West End stage for some time but has struggled to get her big break. Previously, Christmas hit back at West End claims.

While auditioning for Britain's Got Talent, she dazzled Simon Cowell and co with her vocals and got a Golden Buzzer from Amanda Holden. She was the winner of her semi-final heat this week, sailing through to Sunday's final.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning ahead of the final, Christmas said: "The thought of winning isn't even in my mind because I didn't even think New Year's Eve, when I thought my career was going down the pan, that I would be here in front of you lot!"

The singer thought her career was over. (ITV screengrab)
The singer thought her career was over. (ITV screengrab)

She went on: "It would be the biggest yes that I could ever ask for, the biggest validation... I am just grateful, you just don't want it to end."

Christmas has wowed viewers and judges Cowell, Holden, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon with her ability, but has been quoted as saying that she has suffered a lot of knockbacks in her bid to crack the world of musicals. During her chat on This Morning, presenter Dermot O'Leary questioned why she hadn't had her break, given her talent.

She replied: "There are so many of us trying to go for one role. There are not many musicals are there? We are all trying to be the princess to the prince I suppose, and someone like me doesn’t really fit that part."

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The singer won her semi-final. (ITV)

The singer said winning her semi-final had been "like an out of body experience". "I still can't believe it," she confessed. "There are no words, there is completely no words to describe how I felt. I was terrified, I was ecstatic, I was all of the above!"

When O'Leary noted how the show included so many different types of acts, Christmas replied: "It’s been like that my entire career really, like, how will I fit in? It's so lovely, this whole experience. And how it has kind of taken me... and just wanting to push me in a good direction and go, 'Go on girl, this is your turn!'"

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Amanda Holden attends the
Sydnie Christmas got a Golden Buzzer from Amanda Holden. (WireImage)

Christmas will face dancers Abigail and Afronitaaa, choir Northants Sings Out, impressionist Mike Woodhams, magician Jack Rhodes, Double Dutch act Haribow, opera singer Innocent Masuku and martial arts group Sslaubi Performance Troupe in the final. Other finalists will also join the group after Friday's semi-final.

The grand final is on Sunday 2 June, and the winner will receive a £250,000 prize and will get to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.