Thursday, May 14, 2009

Going For Baroque

Greg Pritchard - Britain's Got Talent Episode 5

Walking on stage last Saturday night to audition for Britain's Got Talent, Greg Pritchard appeared, with his spikey Adam Lambert hair, leather jacket, soulpatch, engaging cheeky grin - and mellow low voice, the quintessential rock lad. He answered the prerequisite questions from the judges, closed his eyes for a moment and then started to sing.

Moment of shock, amazement, even confusion...a total WTH??? moment. Here is another case (i.e. Susan Boyle) of not assuming or judging by appearances. This charming, young man with his countratenor voice (male soprano) is rare in today's world. During the Baroque period (1600 - 1750) when opera first became popular, male sopranos were common - unfortunately, they were Castrati and Greg insists that he is 'all male' and has 'all his bits'

How Greg's talent will play out in the BGT finals is not known, but we can be assured that the show(s) will be interesting.

Note: Britain's Got Talent now has a channel on Youtube, so that we here in North America can view each Saturday night show the next day.


Tristan Robin said...

he's really amazing.

personally, I find contratenors' voices annoying LOL, but without question, he's amazing.

Anonymous said...

That was a surprising shock! ☺

Marie Patterson Studio said...

That was amazing! It's so nice to see young people embrace opera!
Thanks for the blog post about my little "treat"!!!

HAve a great day!

Sue said...

LOL, yes it is Caroline.

Tristan, I'm with you on not enjoying male soprano voices, but there is something about this fellow that I find incredibly charming. I hope he does well.

Sue said...

Marie, I LOVE my little Halloween spooky!

Renee said...

Wonderful, I love it.

So amazing and he is gorgeous too.


Anonymous said...

Wow! And I agree he is gorgeous!!! Another shocker for Pierce!

3rdEyeMuse said...

and I just love how very sincerely sweet he seems. :)

HiHo said...

so glad i stopped by and got to see this....not sure what to think, but glad i saw it. heidi