Saturday, May 9, 2009

Britain's Got Talent: Episode 5 - Shaun Smith impresses judges

Britain's Got Talent: Episode 5 My goodness, the first part of the show tonight consisted of some dire "talent"! I couldn't believe how awful Emma Czikai was. And she insisted on starting singing over again after Piers buzzed no and then starting over again after Simon buzzed no. Amanda let her sing for slightly longer and then mercifully buzzed for her to stop. Why is it some people who obviously can't sing, believe they can? They must not be able to hear themselves properly. She even argued with Simon by saying "You Raise Me Up" is a beautiful song and Simon replied, “It is a beautiful song – when you’re not singing it.” Quite right too! The cheating ventriloquist with the robotic bird was just silly. No surprises he got three no votes. Merlin Cadogan doing the Houdini act got three yes votes - even though Simon initially buzzed no. I thought his act was impressive although I'm not sure an escapologist will ever win in the final when you consider all the other talent that he will be competing against. The most surprising act tonight was Greg Pritchard singing "Nessun Dorma". He spoke in a normal deep voice but he sang with an incredibly high voice. He was very good though and the audience and the judges obviously enjoyed his act. Simon said, “It was like a dog miaowing. It just shouldn’t do it. But would I like a dog that miaowed? Yes I would” and so he and Amanda and Piers all said yes to his act. The dancing trio of men called the Dreambears were quite entertaining. Simon wasn't impressed but Piers and Amanda voted them through. I thought they were amusing although I think I agree with Simon voting no because they weren't really particularly talented. The best talent of the evening was definitely the personable young man, Shaun Smith, who sang "Ain't No Sunshine" and wowed both the audience and all three judges. The 17-year-old is a very talented singer. What a voice! Simon Cowell told him: "I genuinely wasn't expecting that, you remind me of Mick Hucknall, but good looking." He got three yes votes, as expected after such a sterling performance. What did you think of the show tonight? Related posts from my blog: Britain's Got Talent 2009: Singing sensation Susan Boyle Britain's Got Talent 2009: Hollie Steel - little girl with a big voice Britain's Got Talent: Episode 4: Jamie Pugh sings "Bring Him Home" - another star in the making Britain's Got Talent: Episode 6 : 11-yr-old Aiden Davis steals the show Britain's Got Talent 7 - final auditions & The Final 40 Britain's Got Talent:The first of the live semi-finals - Susan Boyle is singing tonight (Sunday, May 24, 2009)


  1. I agree with you that Shaun is talented too, but I gotta say hands down to Greg, seriously. His talented doesn't come across that often, and he executed his singing really well. I would vote for him though. He has rare unusual likable talent. I hope he will be consistent and wins this thing :)

  2. You're right about Greg having a rare and unusual talent. And he seems like a very nice, likeable guy too. You never know - he could still win the oompetition.