Today at Flavorpill, we wanted to purchase our own ghost town. We watched Andrew De Leon’s America’s Got Talent audition. According to The Daily What, he had never performed for anyone before hitting the stage. We hoped we never attended a funeral like this one. We enjoyed a few of … Read More
America’s Got Talent
As much as the general public is fascinated by televised talent competitions, nobody wants to watch a bunch of people they’ve never heard of offer advice to a bunch of contestants they’ve never heard of. That’s why celebrities make the perfect judges – at least, in theory they do. Sometimes the producers of these shows don’t know quite what they’re getting into, as evidenced by some of the personalities on this list. We rank the celebrity judges of American Idol, The X Factor, and more from least to most absurd, after the jump.
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1. Lou Reed has directed Susan Boyle’s music video for her cover of his song “Perfect Day” — the same track that he was wrongfully accused of refusing to allow her to perform on America’s Got Talent. [via Vulture]
2. Hugh Jackman was asked to host this year’s Academy Awards, but he… Read More
What we find less amazing than the fact that Jackie Evancho (aka Lil Susan Boyle) is only 10 years old is the fact that she’s tricked so many Americans into listening to and enjoying Puccini. Real opera! (Apologies Prince Poppycock, but you’re obviously only it for the costumes.) Also, if the America’s Got Talent judges need proof that she’s a real child prodigy, and not some tiny lady, we’d argue that the fact she starts crying tears of joy only after a free trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is mentioned is a pretty solid indicator. Click through and watch the rather uncanny performance.
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You know that show America’s Got Talent? It’s our least favorite thing about summer — and we live in a city with some serious sidewalk odors. We’ve never watched it because it LOOKS HORRIBLE. In fact, even the commercials make us feel downright unpatriotic. There’s a British version of the program that we’ve always found slightly less offensive in theory (maybe because of the comforting presence of Simon Cowell) and 47-year-old contestant Susan Boyle only confirms what we’d always assumed: Theirs is much, much better. She’s like Mrs. Doubtfire! But real! Dreams do come true!
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