Reality shows make us lose touch with reality!


How much reality?

How much reality?

Everyone has been raving about a very mediocre performance of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables on Britain’s Got Talent, simply because the person singing was a pizza delivery man.

It didn’t matter to people raving about it that his performance was rather weak and piping, that he couldn’t hold the notes and he sang it an octave below how the song is written because he had a “story” because the audience stood up and the panel said one superlative after another about it.

But this isn’t “reality”, because if it was, a contestant talented enough to deserve such outlandish praise would already be a widely regarded pro singer, sounding something like this maybe…

Was the man on the talent show a “sensation”, “gifted”, an “amazing” talent.  No, but he was alright for someone whose job isn’t to sing showtunes!


One thought on “Reality shows make us lose touch with reality!

  1. Ooh, it’s a hard man who isn’t moved by a weepy Welsh wall-flower warbling his way through Bring Him Home. But I do so love to hear the soothing tones of a Voice of Reason, one rarely distracted by the touchy-feely frippery wheeled out by over produced, highly manipulated reality TV shows. We need those with a true un-watery eye for talent to remain stoically unmoved by mediocrity, to remind us that “having a good back-story” does not an Olivier winner make. But I did hear on the grapevine that Colm Wilkinson came very close to a promotion at Dominos before hitting the big time.

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