Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Never Thought

...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!


Anonymous said...

I too thought Susan was a shoe in but that Grandfather and Granddaughter really took my heart away, even tho I'm not sure they were better than Susan..

How about the shocker on American Idol When Adam didn't win!!!

Tristan Robin said...

I am soooooooooo glad that I didn't start watching this one! LOL I can only take one talent show stresser a season.

Sue said...

hahaha...this was the first year that I didn't follow AI. I did catch highlights on the internet however, and was SO disappointed when Adam Lambert didn't win. I'm thinking though for his career this may be a good thing!

Pattee, I think Susan is a much better singer than 2 Grand, but I love the whole grandpa/granddaughter sweetness of it.

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I thought perhaps it was just me, but I too was not nearly impressed with Susan's rendition of I was the first time I heard her sing. Wobbly, yes indeed.

Then again, Memory is not an easy song to sing. My favorite Memory performer of all time is Betty Buckley. But I still love Susan Boyle. Gotta love the underdog.

Unknown said...

I haven't been following the Got Talent show
so I like all the

I am kind of hoping for Susan Boyle though.

Thanks for keeping us posted

Lezlei Ann Young said...

What a wonderful post! I haven't been watching (TV typically watches me!) but have been keeping up through your posts. Definitely not American Idol. Love it!


Zan Asha said...

Hehee Sue, good to see you are now a BGT addict. I love the show! I don't know who to choose either, so many good acts! :D

The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

Well, I'm glad your girl won...I don't have tv, so not familar with the shows on tv...LOL See that is how I'm able to get cracking in the studio...but then again, I can watch YouTube...But only watch the artsy stuff! LOL
Have a great weekend!

3rdEyeMuse said...

so I did click on the father son dance bits and giggled at their sheer fun and then to see the grandfather/granddaughter piece ... so sweet ... thank you soooooo much for passing these on. :)

Nun of a Kind! said...

Haven't been keeping up with all of this since the beginning. I know that Susan Boyle will have a career, no matter what the outcome of this show....and I know that Britain does indeed have talent!

Renee said...

Sue, I have such a huge ego, I feel like you posted this just for me. So thank you.

I love Julian and I am sad he didn't win, but thrilled that I am sure his career is made now.

He is so cool. I love his shirt tucked in a little in the front. Sexy.

He is gorgeous and brilliant too.

Who won?

Funny, I liked Susan Boyle at first and still do but I didn't want her to win, somehow she gets on my nerves.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Sea Gypsy said...

I am so glad you post about this because I would not know a thing about it, but through reading your blog and interviews on the tube I am keeping up. :)