Jai Waetford

I was reminiscing today about some of my favorite singers since the year 2000, yes sixteen years of them. I am sure many of you do the same thing all the way back to the 1950’s… um ya! Odd when some of you can’t even remember your kids names, but those songs you sure remember. :p

My mother always watched those judging contests like X-Factor, Got Talent and many others. I could hear it even with my headphones on in my bedroom, just wasn’t right -sometimes the noise was horrible . However when I heard someone singing and I liked it, I would investigate. Usually by the end of the song I lost interest, they just were not good enough.

Out of all those years I picked three people to win. They had it hands down on their first song. There was no way they could lose, not in a fair competition at least.

The first one I picked to win was David Archuleta in season 7. He wasn’t that much to look at and because he was tall he didn’t want to stand up straight, but he was the best America’s heartthrob, then he lost to some C-F-G chord – cow puncher as I recall. It was at that point I knew either America was warped or the game was fixed.

On the original  post I left out Britain’s got talent Ronan Parke. Parke was a wonderful addition and outranked the winner by a mile, even Simon Caldwell said it, he wasn’t exciting (or words to that effect). Parke on the other hand moved audiences from start to finish. The winner was dropped from Sony Records in a few months, almost a year later Ronan was dropped due to bad publicity from nefarious anonymous bullies on the net. To be fair to me, I did not see these performances until after they happened. There was no doubt Ronan should have won, but he didn’t. Are we starting to see a pattern here?

The next winner I picked was from Australia, Jai Waetford on X-Factor. From the beginning you knew he was going to win, the other two that made it to the top three were trying to sound like him, the winner was Dami, and in her last performance, she was off key, but she won. You knew she wasn’t star material no matter what else you can say about her. So we have a Quentin Tarantino moll lady trying to copy Lady Gaga and sing like Jai Waetford and she fell short on both instances.

Oddly no one knows her, and Jai’s contract with Sony is putting him on charts all over the world. You have to wonder if that contest was fixed. . . but I do not think either were fixed. By watching the elections I think most Americans and Australians are just poor judges when it comes to talent.

Now I don’t mean to offend Americans or Australians, or the English, but why else would things like this happen? The three winners did not even deserve to be in the top three.

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4 Thoughts on “Worldwide Talent shows – oh the atrocity of them all

  1. Mel Leach on March 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm said:

    Ugh… sorry, I can’t stand those shows. Was America so lacking in talent that we had to start beating the bushes for the next great star? I think that was the beginning of people insisting on their 15 minutes of fame. Ugh, just ugh.

  2. Steven Fritchie on March 3, 2016 at 5:58 pm said:

    I agree with you, Mel. The beginning of corporate rock. No new musical ideas.

  3. pauly10 on March 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm said:

    That’s the miracle that is Simon Cowell. The best ones come second or third, he can then sign them up for a lower price as they were losers, allegedly of course, it’s just my opinion 🙂 make tons of money then fire them off when he gets bored.

    • Remmy2013 on March 8, 2016 at 6:03 am said:

      I tend to agree but why give that money in the first place to someone that couldn’t stand up to being a star and cheat the real winner out of it? Maybe they could sign the runner up on the cheap, but if they were Union they still get what is due them. It doesn’t make sense. Don’t they have musicians unions in Australia and England?

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