I was laughing my head off at some of the entrants last night. Every year the show brings out the latest attempts a re-creating the next boy band of the decade. Last night it was the turn of the "Wannabees" (seriously - that was the best name they could come up with....hopeless!) who said they were going to be next best thing to the Beatles........Errrrrm, No! They were shite and wouldn't even be as good as a woodlouse!!!
One person completely murdered Eva Cassidy's 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' (and quite frankly should have been shot) ...then there was a girl called Yvonne who cringe-ingly begged Simon for a place (you just wouldn't beg would you?) It's full of freaks and nutters - great TV though. I really love it when people get rejected and then get annoyed with Simon and start having a go...do they really think that he's going to be upset and bothered by what they say - or change his mind? Some fat bird with teeth missing and half her scuzzy family outside who has no chance of anything apart from maybe a part time job at Aldi starts to tell Simon Cowell (multi millionaire pop impressario) that he's wrong and she's the best thing to hit the music scene since Julie Andrews - come on people!!! Hilarious!!!! And then in comes Mother and starts having a go as well - very very funny!!!
One young man called Dwayne who was a childhood friend of Leona Lewis sang a Stevie Wonder song and was truly amazing - he got through. When he sang it made all the skin on my arms go goose-pimply!!!
....There was of course the usual round of people with sob stories...why would you tell the judges about the recent loss of your Nan, or your Mum unless you wanted it to influence their decision? Doh!
And finally - there was amazing Betty. 80 years of age and looking like a Pearly Queen. She did a very funny rendition of "We're having a Gang-bang...we're having a Ball" and got through to the next round!!!
I really like Simon Cowell - mainly because he's so honest (and you all know how I feel about that!) He's also a very very clever chap - he knows how to keep people interested in his programmes!!!