Sunday, April 29, 2012

Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan - Britain's Got Talent 2012 audition - UK...

4 comments:

Katherine said...

Thank you so much for posting this Alden. It was really, REALLY lovely to watch. A hackneyed phrase, but 'it made my day'. I'll think about it all day, and it's going to be a long one, as I have a lot to do and a long drive to make. Thank you!

Alden Smith said...

Yes, there is that old, old saying - "Dont judge a book by its cover" and of course we all do, with our stereotypical ideas etc. What I found amazing was the contrast - very shy, not very confident young man, with a speaking timbre in his voice that belies the rich resonance of his singing - and the singing! rich, deep, confident - lets hope he has "found his voice" in more ways than one.

Katherine said...

indeed. Only a little gripe: I know that the judges would (surely?) have heard each contestant before. I was a little irritated by the feigned surprise and other emotions that were the camera's focus. It felt like a performance. But it's been a long time since I watched telly. Perhaps there's a lot of it on now.

Alden Smith said...

Yes, that's a good point you make - I suspect they have heard them sing before, or at least seen a pre show tape of their performance, and I also suspect that Simons (one of the judges) slight derision is all part of the act - seeing him eating his words (or body language) is all part of the show - the TV audience get a double whammy (David and Goliath, the underdog making good etc) which all helps the ratings - but maybe I am just old and cynical