Thursday, June 14, 2007

Insomnia?

Does this bother anyone aside from me? Don't these "music professionals" know that most musicians, especially singers, have day jobs? Who would define himself or herself as a "cell phone salesman" anyway. The whole thing on the part of Simon Cowell, the rest of the judges, and the camera people is so very staged and emotionally edited (maestro, if you will press the green button please), but I imagine that the Welsh audience's reaction is actually spontaneous. Many of the members of the "Britain's got Talent" audience know the piece from the World Cup Soccer tournament a few years ago, so it was a good choice. Do you think that Paul Potts might win?

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Well, it IS TV, after all. :-) Highlighting the cellphone salesman aspect is par for the course.

That said, I really liked the fact he was just singing. No big gestures like we would see with the big names. He wasn't glamourous...in fact his stage presence was almost off-putting (he looked on the verge of tears when not singing). He chose a showy, but sentimental piece, and sang like he believed in the music.

And at the end of the day, maybe I'm just a hopeless romantic who wants to believe. :-)

Geoffrey said...

Wales... it's a country that traditionally loves singing, and appreciates singers... listen to the rugby stadium one day... funny how even in 21st Century Britain a sort of atavistic reaction compels a crowd... a singer!