‘Britain’s Got Talent has finally gone too far by treating ITV audiences like absolute idiots’ – Ian Hyland
Mirror columnist Ian Hyland had a lot to say about the latest episode of Britain’s Got Talent, including singer Loren Allred’s audition where she won the Golden Buzzer
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The news broke last Saturday when Simon Cowell revealed his all-time favorite song is Never Enough.
Oh, don’t you just love it when the title of someone’s favorite song reflects their attitude to Botox?
I’m not saying Cowell used Britain’s Got Talent’s Covid mandatory hiatus to get some work done, but it certainly looks like he’s had a boost or two during the pandemic.
Unfortunately, his face is the only thing that has changed.
Elsewhere, it still works very (funny) as usual.
Ant and Dec still act like the nation is BGT-crazy. (The relatively modest ratings indicate no).
The producers shamelessly copied from other shows – Michael McIntyre should sue over that blatantly unexpected copying.
Cowell shouted, “Wow, we didn’t expect that,” like someone who isn’t the manager of the entire flip business.
The “impromptu” Gogglebox-style audience reaction made me want to clap my hands on the TV.
David Walliams is back doing the “my Simon” border attack routine.
And Amanda Holden still swears to wear her most revealing outfits, even though Alesha Dixon regularly provides visual proof of Holden’s futility even bothering to try to get attention.
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Oh, and the Golden Buzzers were thrown out like confetti for actions that were clearly neither needed nor deserved. Come to think of it, last weekend saw a moment when the BGT finally went too far in “treating viewers like absolute idiots”.
I mention Cowell really expected anyone to believe he didn’t know that the mysterious American woman on stage about to sing his favorite song was Loren Allred, who actually recorded the hit for actual movie from its debut – The Greatest Showman.
Everyone knows BGT is the longest running show on TV, but when a seasoned US pundit with Hollywood ties like Allred is winning the Golden Buzzer from British kids, it’s refreshingly entertaining like Scooter Boys, just enough is enough.
Otherwise, Simon, BGT will never be remembered as the greatest show ever, man. It will forever be known as the greatest swindler, man.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/britains-talent-finally-went-far-26768421 'Britain's Got Talent has finally gone too far by treating ITV audiences like absolute idiots' - Ian Hyland