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brittle
GOLD Member since May 2006

brittle

member
Location: leicester, uk

Total posts: 131
Posted:well, the programme ended yesterday finding some quite good talent.
but, one thing rearly annoyed me about the programme is that they put absoluteley rubbish people though with no talent at all just for entertainment perposes! i.e boy whos ears squeaked, man plaing ash-tray with a key but worst of all was a troupe of baton twilers that auditioned on the same day of me that were a compleate joke! they looked like they were board the whole time and made mistakes all over the place, they looked like they had only know each other and played with fire for a few days, when i was speaking to the crew they all said how rubbish they were so why did they get though!!!
here the vid for ya to see fer yaself!!!
http://video.itv.com/default.aspx?page=t...2&PageNum=4

but on the bright side of life me and lilBBoy are working on a routine for next year that will blow their minds so watch this space...


What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:i don't watch tv so this is the first time i have seen this.. why bother going into this type of thing though? its just TV trash and oviously isn't really there to show talent at all, its just entertainment.

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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PinkNigel


PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...

Total posts: 336
Posted:Is that you on your avatar Brittle? In which case I'm thinking the reason they got on and you didn't is your mohy. There's no good reasoning there, I know, but y'ain't gonna get on prime time telly looking like that..

(Oh yea, I'm also very cynical, I reckon you wouldn't've got on with any real talent anyway cos the sadf***ers watching at home have to be able to think "yea, I could do that" so as to make their pointless lives feel better, and anyone doing stuff that takes skill and practice doesn't give that.)

And their website programming sucks, won't play on my mac... Scumbag pc-centric (**^%^ers. Still, keeps it out of my home just like having no telly did..


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

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Location: in the trees

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Posted:sounds like sour grapes ubblol

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brittle
GOLD Member since May 2006

brittle

member
Location: leicester, uk

Total posts: 131
Posted:yehh thats me in my avatar but my old hair, the hawks long gone now
and ravehead it is kinda but ahh well, wht can ya do =D


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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire

Total posts: 1237
Posted:oh $%$%$ fantastic, TV program promotes irrisponsible fire spinning frown

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brittle
GOLD Member since May 2006

brittle

member
Location: leicester, uk

Total posts: 131
Posted: Written by: Yakumo


oh $%$%$ fantastic, TV program promotes irrisponsible fire spinning frown



seems to be pretty much the norm of our culture at the min


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Posted: Written by: Yakumo


oh $%$%$ fantastic, TV program promotes irrisponsible fire spinning frown



I know,

not ONE of them looked comfortable spinning fire, they dont appear to know anything about their equipment, their uniforms "are very flammable but its ok so long as you keep spinning" que the wick bouncing off a girls stomach.

they are also attempting stuff that they havent mastered yet with their non lit equipment....inexcuseable.

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Posted:last night on america's got talent a fire breather was shown. but he was either inept or "pretending" to mess up (they didn't show the whole thing just a clip of people who didn't get in) and when he was buzzed by the judges he mouthed off to them. not a good representative for those who breath fire responsibly. (although he did say "don't try this at home" thankfully!)


same night on miami ink there was a fire spinner, but the camera man was zoomed in on just her face (ok probably her face and chest) and you just saw some fire in the background, wish they showed what she was doing!


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I have to ask - did this come as a shock to you?

Since when have ITV ever put on a "real" talent show?
They're making television... therefor they'll show idiots, pretty people or things that make you go ewwwww.

I got asked to enter this, and my immediate thought, as mentioned on the promo I got sent, was "How on earth can you fairly compare a speaking dog, a boy choir and a man with really long nose hair?"


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Posted:Durbs fair nuff if you wouldnt get far (although i doubt that would happen Durbs FTW) at least you wouldnt be likely to kill yourself pr someone else with your performance just like the majority of the forums, i would have applied, for a laugh but then britian doesnt apparently include scotland.

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Pen Draven


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Posted:ooohhhh Car crash TV,, gotta love it lol

Some men see things and say why....

I Dream of things that never were and say Why Not....?

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:I don't normally watch stuff like 'Britains got talent', but I saw the quarter/semi/finals and thought it was pretty good.

I was surprised by the number of manipulation/circus skills typre stuff, which included a baton twirler, a bar flair duo and an angle grinder (I believe there was also a juggler in an earlier round).

One thing that struck me was that the judges considered the bar flair and angle grinding as 'unique' and 'original', which of course they're not.

IMO, the bar flair duo were actually really skilled, whereas the angle grinding wasn't.

But, seeing what impressed the judges, it struck me that a lot of, for example, performers who use this board, could have done a lot better than they might have expected, had they entered.

I think the show was pretty sincere in what it was trying to do, which was to bring back variety, which once, in the UK, was pretty big.

As always, in the opening rounds, they're going to include a few freak shows, cos the publc find them amusing.

But certainly, where the final rounds are concerned, the contestents were highy skilled/talented.

It could have been a lot worse and I'd say, of all these kinds of talent shows, this was the best I've seen and also the most relevant to spinners/manipulators.

I predict that next year, there will be HOP-ers on 'Britains got Talent'.


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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:there was a unicyclist I think last year on America's got talent
or was that the other crappier version, I just thought it was cool


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:I really liked Mr Paul Potts (who won).

His opera singing was awesome.. and I really dont care much for opera.
or Rikki.

Jerry on the other hand...

ubbrollsmile


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Tom_Shill
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

Tom_Shill

enthusiast
Location: Brighton

Total posts: 213
Posted:BUMP! Did anyone see Steve doing his balloonatic act on there last night? It was hilarious. He got a pretty good ammount of exposure out of it too, with an interview and stuff. Plus, he got through to the next round! Are we to see some toothbrushes next? Who knows...

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:eek

Bu*ger.. I missed it frown


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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Bristol !!!!!!

Total posts: 2444
Posted:I saw it. It was quite amusing after the third buzzer as i was shouting at the telly for them to watch the rest of the act!

Jonny, it's on again next week i think. I just watched the Britain's got MORE talent.


Gayle.....!

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Tellyless so I missed it, but... http://talent.itv.com/videos/viewvideo/16460769

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:hehe yeah I thought they were well mean to Steve, but he took it in good humour!

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Cheers Birgit! biggrin

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fanged_angel
BRONZE Member since Jul 2007

fanged_angel

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Location: liverpool, uk

Total posts: 162
Posted:not sure about the american version but it does seem like britains got talent is for all intents and purposes, a singing competition. id love to be proven wrong here but i dont think there will be any non singing acts win this show.

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Live_in_a_spin
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Live_in_a_spin

Dude where's my Poi?
Location: neather here nor there

Total posts: 383
Posted:Flamming tent pegs of doom?

Live life in a spin!!!
but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Posted: Written by :fanged_angel


not sure about the american version but it does seem like britains got talent is for all intents and purposes, a singing competition. id love to be proven wrong here but i dont think there will be any non singing acts win this show.




I think they are all jsut trying to be another X Factor without saying it pretty much


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Rellizate
GOLD Member since Feb 2007

Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK

Total posts: 719
Posted: Written by :brittle


here the vid for ya to see fer yaself!!!
http://video.itv.com/default.aspx?page=t...2&PageNum=4

but on the bright side of life me and lilBBoy are working on a routine for next year that will blow their minds so watch this space...



Link dead, got another pic?

Sorry you didn't get through, what sorta act was yours?

The balloon thing was hilarious... rolleyes


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ElectricBlue
SILVER Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra

Total posts: 810
Posted:Aw Man i just watched the video of steve doing the ballon thing and they buzzes him before he even got to do half of the rad stuff i saw when he did it at SJC. Bummer.

That is one thing i don't like about these shows, people that construct a proper act were they start with simpler stuff and work up to a climax will be buzzed if they don't crack out the big guns in the first 5 seconds.

Also if you are thinking about entering one of these competitions in the future, read your contract very carfully it could end up being bad publicity for you other wise.


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