It’s the way many music sensations like Justin Bieber, Alexis Jordan and Soulja Boy were discovered.
We all know that sometimes doing an audition live can be nerve-racking, we end up getting our lines wrong, or sounding out of tune. That’s sometimes the reason people don’t enter talent contests like Britain’s Got Talent, they simply don’t have the confidence to stand in front of a huge audience.
Simon Cowell has come up with the solution; auditions for his television show Britain’s Got Talent can now be sent in as a video from Youtube. This means that potentially the show could end up with more contestants, and a lot more talent. It’s also less time-consuming and if your audition video is accepted you’ll only be needed in the beginning of May. But this method won’t be as enjoyable for the watching audience as it might be for the three judges, Amanda Holden, Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff, who will be the ones going through the clips. An enjoyable aspect of the program is that we get to see the live auditions, with this new way of auditioning we might only see the acts chosen via Youtube in the live shows.
This announcement from Simon has come as a bit of a shock to the producers, as it’s now a month before the show is due to air on television. Simon himself won’t be seen at the audition stages, as he’s busy launching the US X Factor, but he’ll be returning when the live shows kick off. Some might argue that having Youtube auditions defeats the purpose of the show, as the winner will be expected to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. The audience of which would include the Queen. If they can’t perform in front of the small audience at auditions, how will they cope with the live shows, and the prospect of performing in front of royalty?
What do you think of the Youtube auditions?
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