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Paul Potts - One Chance - Review
12-05-2008, 09:58 PM
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Paul Potts - One Chance - Review

"The morons of Britain buy an album.."

And whaddya know? It's from a reality show. We didn't see THAT coming did we? But then, where else are the morons of Britain going to hear music? If it's not sung in front of a crowd of ignorant, banner waving single-mothers and a panel of "judges" then its simply not music to them.

Sorry, I'm getting ahead of myself, aren't I? Let me introduce this latest reality show goof (and, indeed, the reality show itself). Because we have a NEW show from which the bowels of the music business can now have a movement. "Britain's Got Talent" - which turned out to be "Britain's got lots of stage school dancing brats, talentless weirdo's and.. Paul Potts."

Yes, Paul Potts - a man who's "moving" life story had one of the judges in tears. What was so moving about it I've yet to discover; he was married, he had a full time job and he was healthy. Seems to me he was better off than a hell of a lot of people, but the tears came because of the fact that Paul Potts looks like a shaved walrus. Annnnd, um.. THAT was his moving story. Still, gotta love the fact they've got Paul facing away from the camera for the front cover. Is it to look moody? Is it look mysterious? No - its because his teeth look like plasticine.

So - he was the winner of Britain's Got Talent - and what was the (supposed) first prize? To play in front of the Queen. That, of course, was rendered utterly pointless when, ten seconds into Paul winning, Simon Cowell (yes, this is his show too) announced "you're going to be in the studio on Monday recording your first album." And the Queen was never mentioned again. Because all this; the tears, the greedy, grasping, manipulative phone-ins were all for one thing - for Cowell to release yet another album of uninspired cover versions on the world.

So, its opera this time around, which I assume is to give it a more sophisticated sheen. Fat chance - it's basically The Beginners Guide To Opera, with ten of the most formulaic, done to death opera songs that the ignorant masses will have heard of from movie soundtracks. Oh, and an Italian version of "Everybody Hurts", the only REM song people buying this will have heard of.

OK, yeah, he's a good singer - so what? I mean, really - SO WHAT? Does he actually ADD anything to the music? Does he have any input, any genuine PASSION for music? Does he deserve a record deal? Does he deserve a NUMBER ONE record? Of course he doesn't - yet because he was on a reality show (and more to the point - a TALENT show) he was immediately guaranteed a number one record. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the most depressing thing.

The upside? He'll be yet another 1 trick pony; dropped after one album and resigned to singing at holiday camps for the rest of his life, as the drooling, mentally deficient public who buy this sort of slop line up to buy the next drone shoved down their throats, all in the name of, gak, entertainment.

I feel sorry for whoever owns this.

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12-05-2008, 10:08 PM
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I'm confused - why do you watch all of these shows if you dislike them so much?

And why on earth would you want to listen to the album?

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12-05-2008, 10:12 PM
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Of course I wouldn't listen to the album. Are you nuts?

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12-05-2008, 10:12 PM
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Yes. Yes, she is.
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