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Australia’s Got Talent – New Channel With New Judges

Props to Australia’s Got Talent for not making every person tonight to have a backstory which made a refreshing change.

The show has hit the refresh button with the new channel and new judges. Kyle Sandilands is back and is more likeable without his side kick Brian McFadden, but he needs to go on a diet. He is starting to look unhealthy and Gerri Halliwell could do with a burger.

How the diminutive former Spice Girl managed to get most of the screen time. She was great, in fact NINE should be grateful to SEVEN for that contract dispute over Mel B as she is much better than her. Mel B always looks like she is dialling it in.

Timomatic and Dawn French were good as well. The only complaint about the show was there was too much filler with a lot of it highlighting the judges and showing them back stage having forced conversations.

The show kicked off with a Brisvegas dance group Swagamama who made a very entertaining start. It was followed for Leon Lee, who because he was an overweight asian kid was showcase in the pre-package that he was going to be a joke contestant. Even the judges smirked at each other when he walked on stage. He ended up having a soulful voice and was put through.

Other acts included a Psy impersonator, not sure why he was put through, martial arts teams. With the Extreme Team getting through after a Jackie Chanesque routine.

Dean Brady a nine year old boy auditioned with his dad and his voice was great, but after he told the judges that his mum was a great singer as well she was hauled on stage to audition as well. I still can’t decide whether that was set up or not.

However the highlight was Uncle Jed a trio made up of a two guys and a female. The lead vocalist who had sung backing for Jessica Mauboy was incredible and you have to wonder why wasn’t she on The Voice or The X Factor. However in AGT if you can get to the final to win the $250,000 you don’t have to sing that many times. One of the positives for the performers but does make it difficult for the audience to connect with the acts over the duration of the show.


1 Andrea { 08.12.13 at 8:10 am }

I was very worried about the skating pair when the girl’s head was banged hard on the floor as she was spun around, the bang was so loud I was sure she must have concussion, hopefully she was checked out afterwards.
I didn’t really like the young boy all that much, his mother was much better, it probably was a set up RR.
The Asian boy was a surprise too as I thought he would be bad but he had a really good voice.
Geri could definitely use a bit of feeding up, if only Kyle could give her a few kilos it would be perfect!

2 Daze { 08.12.13 at 10:16 am }

Very surprised Geri had so much air time, would have thought Dawn had a bigger personality but she seems to be playing it low key. Yes, thank goodness that Mel B isn’t fronting our screens any longer. Geri is so easy on the eye and without a grating voice. Loved all the kooky looks Julia does backstage. Swagamama were incredible and I really enjoyed Leon. Psy impersonator was very entertaining – had the whole room dancing lol and he has a lot of character; love that he thinks he’s a chick magnet now that he’s doing Psy.

3 Ashley { 08.12.13 at 2:48 pm }

Salt man dancer was pretty epic

4 Lebay { 08.15.13 at 8:40 am }

Would love to watch this, but just cant cope with that oxygen thief Sandilands.

5 Brett Fenton { 08.17.13 at 11:17 pm }

Can’t believe they put through the skaters after their fall and probably won’t put through Team Red Dragon who received a standing ovation from the audience and Timomatic.

6 Review of show on Ch Go { 08.28.13 at 9:11 pm }

Hi all,

I am very disappointed with the production of the show this year. The colour and saturation of the show looks like it was filmed in the 80s, and the camera during the performance is filming 50% of the time on the crowd and the judges reaction and you can’t really sit back and enjoy the performance. This is a real poor production in my opinion. Back to channel 7 please. Are we suppose to be watching the talent or peoples reaction in the studio? It’s not stand up comedy here.

7 Andrea { 09.09.13 at 2:47 pm }

Wasn’t that kid who was on last night Aydan from the short lived “Young Talent Time”.
He’s already made it then as a professional, funny how they never mentioned that.

Yes, its him!