Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Who's got talent?


I was just done watching America's Got Talent. It's now the finals where only four contestants are vying for the title and the 1M grand price.

Honestly, I never watched this show when I was still in Manila because the first time I watched it I wasn't impressed. The title of the show itself seem to be stretching the imagination somewhat as I watched contestants with spirit but with little aptitude to entertain. It's like seeing an act on a street which won't even merit a second look.

I don't understand why millions of viewers tune in to watch people who are hopelessly lacking in talent, make a complete fool of themselves in their quest for fame and fortune.

But my mom had asked me to sit with her to watch the show and I can honestly say I got hooked on it. I am entertained by complete unknowns! The program showcase a mixture of acts that range from excellent to awful. And I see massive talent with every kind of act you can think of, represented.

As usual, I cheered for the underdog and in this case, Michael Grimm. I hope he gets his wish tomorrow ... and mine too!

4 comments:

bad penny said...

Hi Odette - long time since I saw your name at Traceys but I did today !

We quite like these programmes for their weirdness ! xx

Chicken Boys said...

I don't really watch that show, but I do like American Idol. I enjoy the lousy acts as entertainment, strangely enough. They would never make it as artists, but somehow, we get entertainment for the failures of others. What I don't understand is, why don't the family and friends of these terribles acts and singers tell them it's awful before they make fools of themselves? I mean, did they really think they were that good to go on international television? As funny as some of them are, their loved ones should have saved them from the humility! I mean, really!
~Randy

Odette said...

penny,
yeah it's been a while. but i resolve to update my blog every so often now. i miss interacting with you guys!
xoxoxo

Odette said...

randy,
you are right. but the show format is much like AI too, maybe because the producer of the show is Simon Cowell.
xoxoxo

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