I know that I’m most likely in the minority here, but I’ve never really been a fan of American Idol. (Yes, yes, I know – please don’t flame me.) However, I do enjoy the British version, “Britain’s Got Talent,” for the main reason that they seek out everyday, ordinary people who otherwise would never have a chance to share their special talent. These folks, for the most part, are there to audition because they love doing whatever their gift is. They’re not hyped or groomed or merchandised as in AI.
I especially enjoy seeing someone come onstage and totally blowing the judges away, with their cynical smiles and condescension as if they are the know-all’s and be-all’s of judging of talent.
This year’s season is already looking to be an exciting one to follow. Click on the picture below to follow the link to the Youtube video (embedding disabled) to watch an amazing seven-minute audition of one 47-year-old woman named Susan Boyle who states quite candidly that she’s never been married or even kissed. She’s *cheeky* (translate that to “sassy” here in the States) and not afraid to stand her ground on stage.
Watch as all three judges (Simon, Amanda, & Piers) and the entire audience are brought to their feet by this delightful, talented woman who is courageous enough to stand there and sing her heart out in the face of cynicism, ridicule and mockery from the judges and audience alike. Brava, Susan!