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britain damn sure does have talent

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by txsportsscribe, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    oh. my. god.

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Is the entire point of that show to get the audience and judges to have a negative first impression and then be blown away by the act's talent?

    It happened with the dude with bad teeth who sang Nessun Dorma and that woman and now this duo.
  3. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Don't forget Susan Boyle.

    It could be that Britain just has a lot of supremely talented ugly people :p
  4. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Wait, I thought all Brits had bad teeth?
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I forgot about the guy with the bad teeth... but this guy was far better...
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The producers have pretty clearly mastered the set-up at this point. I don't mean that negatively, particularly -- they're incredibly good at it. But it's manipulative as hell. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Simon Cowell knows what's coming when they step up, but he makes the snarky, dismissive comment to really set it up. The 17 year old who looks like Tiny Tim is wearing sweat pants and a Hendrix shirt, for God's sake -- I would bet very heavily he was encouraged to dress like a bozo (next to his well-dressed, pretty sister) to maximize the effect. And the editing really milks the audience reaction and builds tension when Simon disses the sister.

    It absolutely works. The moment when they start singing is great. But jeez, it's the exact scene from the Susan Boyle episode, just with a different person playing the part.
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    helluva lot better than susan boyle
  8. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Wawawa...wait. Reality TV is SCRIPTED?!

  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Here's the thing: As someone who has taken a long time to get comfortable with my size, and I'm not nearly as big as he is ... I get him dressing like that. You want to wear loose, baggy clothing and try to not be noticed.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't think Cowell knows what is coming. If you watch his reaction, he's dismissed them before they even start singing and when he discovers how great they are, his change of expression is kind of endearing, because on some level, he is pleased to be wrong.
  11. dmc

    dmc Guest

    When Boyle was the topic, I could never understand why people seemed to be shocked that she could sing. I just did not get the whole spectacle of being surprised that a homely person could sing.

    Does anyone know the reasoning behind that?
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The United States does not allow ugly singers. Check the pop charts.
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