Britain’s Got Talent is back – the show which aims to find the best untapped talent acts in the UK and give them the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. While the show may have its critics, there is no doubt that it has unearthed some top quality talent which would otherwise have gone unnoticed.
Last year’s winner was Paul Potts, an amateur opera singer who was plucked from normal life and turned into a superstar. If you watched the series you’ll probably remember the moment when this humble man first walked onto the stage, looking a little awkward and unsure of himself. When he began to sing, it was probably not what 99% of the viewing public expected to hear!
Britain’s Got Talent is hosted by the ever popular Geordie duo Ant and Dec, with the ever-present Simon Cowell accompanied by fellow judges Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden. While bits of the show are obviously edited to give the viewing public what they want to see, you can’t help but smile at some of the ‘talents’ on display. Ultimately the show looks like delivering again as we approach the final on Saturday.
The beauty of this show is that fact that we have two winners from each evening’s show this week who go on to the final on Saturday. It doesn’t last for weeks and weeks like other talent shows. Once the masses have been whittled down to a final few, we get to the business end of the show, and within a week it is over.
Who will take this year’s cash prize and chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance remains to be seen, but if anything the competition is even tougher this year. It looks as though another star will be born!