The Sun newspaper reports that opera legend Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has hit out at Susan Boyle’s “whiz-bang” success – saying it will “disappear”.

She was asked about Britain’s Got Talent star SuBo’s version of I Dreamed A Dream, which she also sings. The singer, 66, replied: “Let’s get off that subject. Move on. I’m doing something classical, not whiz-bang. Whiz-bang disappears. It goes whiz then bang. You insult me by wanting to bring it into this conversation.”

Dame Kiri, whose BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize is searching for an opera star, took a swipe at BGT judges.

She said her judges “know what they’re talking about”.

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