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.