AMERICA'S GOT TALENT...Kind Of - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


June 26, 2008 by  

I really don’t like to spend much time blogging about shows that I don’t watch. I find that I don’t have anything particularly interesting to add to the conversation. But it seems that a few GMMR readers are watching AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. Not sure why, but you seem to be digging it. I’m not here to judge. I am judging you for watching, but it’s not my sole purpose (just kidding my dears).

So for Tim R., Becca L, and Kismet who urged me to check out the show (yeah, that’s not goingt, I’m pass along some memorable moments from this season’s AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. (And if nothing else you can make fun of The Hoff…always an easy task).

Four Year Old Singer Kaitlyn Maher…
I’m not sure how I feel about this audition. Yes, little Kaitlyn is off the charts adorable, and she can actually sing better than most four year olds, but there’s something not right to me about putting a 4-year old on the grand stage like this. She’s not going to get very far in the competition and I question whether or not it’s fair to put that level of pressure on such a little girl. But anyway, you have a cold, dead heart if you don’t find her appearance absolutely charming.

More performances after the jump….

Britney Spears Has Talent…
Ha ha…just kidding. She doesn’t. But her tranny impersonator does. Derek Barry took to the stage and unleashed his inner Britney. The Hoff was attracted. Sharon Osbourne was delighted. Piers Morgan was annoyed. I thought he was great. Can’t say that I think he’s going to make it far, but he’s entertaining all the same. I wish the camera pulled back a little more so we could get the full Britney experience.

Eli Mattson is Walking in Memphis…
This show has a crazy was of trying to manipulate emotions. And I must say they got me on this one. Then again I get weepy almost anytime I hear Josh Groban , but that’s a whole other issue that I need to see a therapist about. But before Eli Mattson took the stage we got his sob story about being a drifter just waiting for his big break. So by the time this guy started his song we were already emotionally invested. His vocals were good, but I can’t say they were great. I mean, he’s no David Cook. Ha. He’s got a look though. And that look is a dash of former American Idol contestant Phil Stacey, a touch of Wentworth Miller, and a trace of Chad Michael Murray. That alone is enough to land him a record deal.

Are you all watching this show? Any stand out performances that really got your attention?

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3 Responses to “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT…Kind Of”

  1. Roca on June 26th, 2008 1:59 pm

    I agree! I mean, yes she is cute and adorable, but Vegas is no place for kids!

    I don’t watch the show and just saw it here, and I’m confused about this, although it is just adorable to watch a little girl singing well, if I was a parent I would try to protect my kids innocence at all costs for as long as possible, sometimes I see these 15 year olds doing this and think “Should someone this age already be so worried about money and fame?”, so, it’s just inconceivable to me to see parents already throwing such a little innocent kid in this “world”.

  2. lauren85 on June 26th, 2008 2:26 pm

    Has anyone seen Connie from Britain’s Got Talent singing somewhere over the rainbow? If you haven’t google it now and I dare you not to cry.

    Walking in Memphis is one of my favorite songs….I LOVED that guy singing it. Chills!

  3. Liz on June 26th, 2008 6:22 pm

    I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with putting a kid onstage if they enjoy it; it doesn’t feel like “pressure” to them most of the time, and they just have fun with it. As with most parenting issues, I think it’s more that the TYPE OF PARENTS who don’t hesitate to plop a four-year-old in front of a dozen cameras for national T.V. is likely to be pushy and controlling. It’s possible that she’s just a ham who, Little Miss Sunshine style, wanted more than anything to be on T.V. just once. I’m hoping that’s the case.