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Susan Boyle; can I say "I told you so!"?

Poor, poor Susan Boyle. She lost Britain’s Got Talent. Now, where did I write that she would? Oh, right here on meganshead! In the run up to the final poor Susan did everything wrong. She got new clothes, plucked her eyebrow into two and developed a bit of an attitude (she told a couple of harassing journos to piss off). This apparently ‘turned the public against her’. That’s not what they wanted to see. They didn’t want to see someone making an effort to up her game. They wanted to see the same ugly, gawky, funny dressed, sad old spinster on stage. They wanted to be surprised all over again. But they couldn’t, could they? They already knew she could sing. And that wasn’t enough, was it?

I feel so sorry for her now. She has literally been the sacrificial lamb of  a ‘reality TV’ show and its producers who don’t care if she lives or dies or has a breakdown because of what happened to her. I knew they were going to have to change the Paul Potts formula, I just didn’t know when they would do it. Heartbreakingly, they dragged it out until the very last moment; upping the ratings and doing the absolute maximum damage to this ill prepared woman. Pigs.

The Susan Boyle Saga

14881456_susanboyl_225x300 Come on! No really. Come On!! I can’t take it anymore. If another person sends me the Susan Boyle link or posts it on my facebum wall with a post script of how they wept when they watched it, I am actually going to puke! What’s wrong with you people? Surely you know how ‘reality TV’ works?

The creation of Susan Boyle is strictly according to formula. The squint, snaggle-toothed, dumpling guy, Paul Potts (for goodness sake!) who won the last time; the cell phone salesman who sang a soppy Nessun Dorma? Join the dots people! He made the show famous. He upped the viewer numbers by billions. He was the cash cow. Susan Boyle is him repeated. Just  a different sex, different song and only one eyebrow.

Why do I have to spell it out for everybody? Why do rational thinking, clever people with degrees and deep understanding of human behaviour act like such totally gullible moegoes when it comes to this kind of hoodwinking? Haven’t you read Ben Elton‘s Chart Throb?

Surely some of you have known people who have auditioned for Idols, or even worked on the show? Without going into detail, you must know that there is absolutely nothing ‘real’ about this kind of reality TV. It preys on the unfortunate looking, the abused and downtrodden, and will manufacture a puppet to fit the profile. Enough.

My opinion? An unfortunate looking, not very bright spinster was unearthed. Thank the producers she could hold a note. “Yippee. We’ve got a winner!” ” Wait, maybe if we dump her in the semi finals we’ll get more viewers!”

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