Who’s Got Talent?

April 15, 2009 § Leave a comment

First impressions don’t usually carry anything substantial about the person being judged. I’ve never watched an episode of Britain’s Got Talent, but I’m not sure why they still react so cynically when presented with a person who perhaps does not already look like a superstar — a while ago I wrote about Paul Potts, who also appeared on the show. Outwardly he was unimpressive, but he had the voice of a well-trained opera singer.

More recently, Simon Cowell & co. were faced with Susan Boyle, an unassuming 47-year-old lady whose dream is to become a professional singer [I love how they spliced in clips of audience members rolling their eyes]:

I’m not sure how the show works, and what exactly she wins, but I’m very happy for her. Hopefully this success will allow her to find some work…

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