...that I would waver in my hope that Susan Boyle wins on Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent finale. Susan won the first semi-final show on the weekend, singing Memory. It was good, but wobbly at the beginning - but let's face it, this woman is under incredible pressure. All the semi-finalists are, but Susan with the massive global media coverage, has to be feeling it ten-fold.
I have been following the BGT shows on YouTube (I don't watch tv as a general rule, however if BGT was shown in North America, I would be sitting on my sofa for every show). So far four semi final shows have aired. The last semi final show is tomorrow night, with the 10 finalists going on to the final show on Saturday. There are some amazing acts that have so far won in the semi finals. Diversity and Flawless, are two street dancing groups that are fabulous. Shawn Smith is an incredible 17 year old singer. Then there is 12 year old Shaheen Jafargholi, another great little singer, and of course, Susan Boyle.
As of tonight however, my favorites have changed. Julian Smith, who makes his sax sing (he won tonight's show with the most votes) is one of my favorites.
Another favorite is Stavros Flatly, one of the most entertaining and fun acts I've seen (this charming father and son duo won on Show #3) Unfortunately, embedding has been disabled for their audition dance and also their semi final dance, but here is their first dance, and their second one. Are they good dancers? Heck no, but they have such a great bond and are so much fun, that they make me smile.
The third act that I really love is 2 Grand. A 76 yr old grandfather and his 12 year old granddaughter who sing together. The granddaughter and her mom entered Grandpa and her in BGT, partly to help Grandpa deal with the grief he was
experiencing after the death of his wife. This act also went through to the finals tonight. Sweet and heartwarming.
Do I still like Susan Boyle? Yes definitely, but I no longer think that she has a clear run at the win. There is still one more semi final show, with a couple of acts that looked terrific in the audition shows, so Saturday night looks to be a very interesting show.
Now, this is not what I planned on posting, but as I don't have pics taken of what I wanted to throw up here, this will work for now! I hope you enjoy these acts!