Britains Got Talent

by Jon Burrage   May 27, 2009  

Sorry to lower the tone of this part of the site but everybody seems to be talking about it. Any thoughts on who has been best so far? For me its either the first dance group (diversity i think) or that young lad from last night.

Problem for them is that they arent strange cat ladies who havnt got normal social skills

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seriously, do NOT get me started on 'you the viewer choose' type format programs. these days i'm almost insulted that they still expect me to participate when it's so obvious that they're running their own agenda.

Take for example Susan Boyle. ITV bigged her up but now they've realised they don't really want her to win. so what to do? after last night's semi final ITV were trailing the 'backlash against susan boyle' all the way through the news at ten. once they finally got to the story, what was it? a tweet by lily allen. a single tweet. I'm aware that she hit a bum note at the start of her performance too. I'm aware of that because it's the only part of her performance i've seen, and i've seen it about 15 times. what's this telling me? honestly, the whole thing is so contrived it's insulting. start the phone voting when the last act is still on stage: who's going to go through? the last act. then pick the other two and do a shall-we-shan't we casting vote. funny how it's always a split decision.

I've got a mate who was in the bath male voice choir for last choir standing. you want to hear him talk about whether it's a level playing field Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7028 posts]
27th May 2009 - 15:33

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She has got a good voice though…

Not that I've seen much of the rest of it, did catch those dancers who were very good too

Spinning on a wheel

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posted by Hammy [97 posts]
27th May 2009 - 15:40

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is this thing on sat. night?.. ive never seen it, (im on the bike sat night if i get half a chance!, in fact i would advocate avoiding all telly, its the devils work.)

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
27th May 2009 - 15:42

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very funny fringe!

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posted by dave6779 [36 posts]
27th May 2009 - 18:50

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Its just a money making thing, a popular one though. "if you want them to win, you need to vote"...yeah cos we care, really we do.

relaxing

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posted by PzychotropicMac [75 posts]
29th May 2009 - 10:08

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slightly off topic and a few years old but this is worth a read on the general subject of talent shows...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2006/oct/21/tvandradio.theguide1

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
29th May 2009 - 10:17

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I only saw the human saxophone. Suffice to say I have never watched it again.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1185 posts]
29th May 2009 - 11:37

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the human saxophone Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

you missed stavros flatley then? shame. and that execrable girl rock band. and lots of other rubbish, plus a couple of folks that can sing and a guy who's okay on the sax although he's no courtney pine. whoop-te-doo.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7028 posts]
29th May 2009 - 11:40

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Thinking So you watched it then Dave?

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1185 posts]
29th May 2009 - 11:50

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of course. i love to hate it. i correctly called the fact that last night 1) the last act wouldn't go through and 2) the vote out wouldn't be a split decision, so as to make it look a bit less staged. normal service will be resumed tonight though Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7028 posts]
29th May 2009 - 12:14

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Confused

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1185 posts]
29th May 2009 - 12:27

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So what's everyone's opinions on the final of 'Britain's Got Mentals'? I reckon the best act probably won in the end...

I enjoyed a good week of playing the 'Watch Ant/Dec while the other one is talking' game. It's brilliant they just don't know what to do with themselves whilst the other one is talking, that was probably the highlight for me!

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posted by Oli [102 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 14:31

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they are probably thinking about their ill gotten gains from phone voting Big Grin

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1185 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 15:32

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i preferred that other bunch of dancers. and no, i'm not talking about stavros flatley Smile

i've never played WADWTOOIT but i'll make sure i do next time they're on... when's i'm a celebrity?

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 15:35

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I think the best people won...it might be a daft show but there is no doubting their talent.

As an aside, does anyone remember record breakers? I remember one episode where a guy was trying to break the world record for bike speed on a static trainer, he was using a HUGE front chainring, got the rear wheel turning so fast that the chain melted onto the tiny rear cog at which point they called off the attempt. That is talent!

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posted by TwiggyHo [60 posts]
3rd June 2009 - 10:55

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I think that was the late Bruce Bursford - a talented cyclist, but he did set that record on a static trainer with no resistance. You can read about him here
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/638297.stm

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4111 posts]
3rd June 2009 - 11:16

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