"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Who's got talent?

I'm going to do my grumpy (young) woman bit again now. I watched 'Britain's got Talent' twice in the week and again last night, so I haven't been a regular viewer, but Keith likes it as he thinks of it as a variety show. It's probably how he gets in touch with his youth; no syrup of figs or Milk of Magnesia for him!
Of the acts featured in the finals last night, I was not particularly impressed with Diversity, although they did come across as very pleasant and obviously prepared to give it their all and I thought Stavros and Flatley were, quite frankly, pretty mediocre. In fact, I couldn't believe how enthusiastic the judges were about them.
I really wanted Hollie to be in the final three, especially after the way she got right back up there last night after her stage fright. But mostly, I wanted Susan Boyle to win. She appears to have suffered from bad press during the past week or so, but I learned this morning that she has learning difficulties, which could explain why she might find the sudden outburst of media attention and public scrutiny rather difficult to cope with.
So all in all, I was disappointed with the outcome and the show is never going to come anywhere near 'Strictly...' in the popularity stakes for me, but good luck to the winners and I hope great things will happen for Susan in spite of everything.

Now, can we have 'Primeval' back, please?

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