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15 April 2009 @ 05:49 pm
Television: Britain's Got Talent ~ Susan Boyle  
I hate, loathe and despise American Idol and its ill-spawned progeny. It represents the epitome of the dumbing down of American television and the adulation of glitz (and not even quality glitz) over substance.

While it's still founded on the same principle (i.e. The Gong Show meets Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour), the UK's Britain's Got Talent is by far the better programme. On it, when talent is found it is recognized and respected, no matter its package. And this is driven home with the recent stand-out performance of contestant Susan Boyle.

If you haven't had an opportunity to catch Ms. Boyle's singing yet on YouTube, definitely find yourself a free ten minutes to watch her. And while there, check out another Britain's Got Talent discovery, Paul Potts.

Two people with enormous talent who wouldn't have been given the opportunity in an American culture obsessed with nip, tuck and botox.