For my sins I've been watching Britain's Got Talent on the tele, and I thought Susan Boyle was rubbish. Apparently I was in the minority. Her first few notes of Memory missed utterly and she was a bit reedy through most of the tricky bits. Am I the only person that finds her just plain annoying when she's not singing? Her fist-pumping, full-of-herself celebrations are very un-British and I suspect that the fickle public will turn. That said, I suppose rather sadly that it will be the newspapers that decide whether we should like or loath her, whether her start should soar or tumble. They've decided she's an angel and are unlikely to go back on their reckoning.

Update – 28th May 2009: Apparently it has begun, right on cue:


  1. forevertheroyalist

    I absolutely agree with you. And don’t you think that nearly all of the acts were pretty dire? The exception being Diversity, who at least were entertaining. Sue Son has great potential but was overshadowed by whoever decided that her act needed such a powerful backing track and visual display.
    If this is the best of British talent – gawd help us all! And Gawd help the Queen who will have to endure all this rubbish….

  2. Yes – I think that the overall standard has been rather poor and ultimately a bit embarrassing. Tonight’s shower of grinning idiots was even worse, with only Flawless actually having any talent of note. I’m turning into an old curmudgeon!

  3. forevertheroyalist

    We were not amused by this evening’s offerings.
    I think Sandringham beckons…..will one really have to spend an evening watching this rubbish?

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