britain’s got talent
Does Britain still Have Talent?

Does Britain still Have Talent?

After four years its fair to say that Britain’ s Got Talent is closer to that embarrassing uncle you have to visit at this time of year than the enjoyable TV series it was back in 2008. Yet like the embarrassing uncle you feel a soft spot for it and will be seen...

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Britain’s Got Talent final, ITV1

Did we like it? A very pleasing result ended a week of great entertainment. We love this show and hope it has a few years of life still in it. What was good about it? • Simon Cowell didn't get his own way. His favoured Faryl Smith and Escala finished among the...

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Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals, ITV1

Friday How we rated them 1. Escala: four pretty ladies handled their instruments with deftness and finesse during a lively Live and Let Die. 2. Craig Harper: the over-emotional "killing mesself for me kids" northern comic spoofed Shirley Bassey and Enrique Iglesias...

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Britain’s Got Talent, ITV1

Did we like it? A bit of a ramshackle edition with the auditions crammed in before the umming and aahing over the semi-final line-up. What was good about it? • We think most of the acts we liked got through to the live events, although the selection segment was so...

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Britain’s Got Talent, ITV1

Did we like it? With a good balance of good and bad acts, this was one of the more entertaining audition shows. What was good about it? • The Simon Cowell-Susan Childs exchanges. Susan: "I'm going to be saying some poetry about the hats I wear." Simon (looking...

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Britain’s Got Talent, ITV1

Did we like it? With a decent mix of entertaining good and bad acts, this was much better than last week's low. What was good about it? • While we loved 12-year-old Faryl Smith's Ave Maria, it has ruined the competition because she's a shoo-in for the ultimate prize....

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Britain’s Got Talent, ITV1

Did we like it? Not much. The old and young were patronised, the mentally ill were ridiculed and even the star of the night didn't shine very brightly. What was good about it? • Football juggling Jeremy and exotic bellydancer Sophie. Singer Dean Wilson wasn't bad but...

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Britain’s Got Talent, ITV1

Did we like it? The weakest programme so far was just about rescued with the heartwarming finale. What was good about it? • The heartwarming finale with little dancer George Sampson, discarded last year but coming back with a sensational routine and earning a...

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Britain’s Got Talent, ITV1

Did we like it? We did, a lot, apart from the spurious stories spun by Ant and Dec ("it's been a bad morning in Birmingham"). What was good about it? • The two young Charlies. Ten-year-old jazz singer Charlie Green was the sensation of the show with Summer Wind;...

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