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(Sorry, but when the greatest agony of your life is running out of Pro Activ, you have no business attempting to sing Rod Stewart, Aretha, Al Green or anything that grown-ups SHOULD be singing.)I was mostly familiar with the Brit version because of the overwhelming successes of both Paul Potts and Susan Boyle, two talents possessed of great voices, but with 'faces for radio,' as the old joke goes.
Still, I was intrigued by the idea that it would be a singing competition now open to ALL ages and ALL styles, (unlike AMERICA' S GOT TALENT, the more big-budgeted version of THE GONG SHOW, where anything goes..I do mean ANYTHING!
I think you have to realise what the contestants are in it for, why do so many people enter?
"I think if you just make the same show each year it becomes boring and predictable.
The answer is always subjective, and depends on your tolerance level these days for reality shows, competitive or otherwise. Warts, Simon and all, I don't think I'll be going back to American IDOL anytime soon.
)But with Simon involved, I mostly expected an ' American IDOL' clone for much older people.
Fancy my shock and surprise when I gave it a chance, and discovered that even though it's just as slickly produced as its ageist counterpart, it actually has something shocking...people who really CAN sing!
With a global audience of more than 500 million, it is no wonder why this is the most watched show in the UK.
Liam James Payne (born 29 August 1993) is an English singer and songwriter.See full summary » As it was, with the over-saturation of Simon's smug puss on GAWD-only-knows how many promos about it, I was sharpening up my knives for this, ready to cut a "b" (finish the spelling on that one yourself.) I'd already stuck a fork in American IDOL...