Monday, April 13, 2009

File This Under Fabulous

I am not a fan of... I don't even know the name of the show. I don't watch any "reality" shows on general principle. I was an actor with an agent. Why would I be in favor of "reality" shows? I've been furious at fashion magazines for using "celebrities" as models. It just cuts the professionals out of the paycheck loop. And the whole "reality" thing has lowered the national I.Q. in my opinion. We seem to be a nation getting dumber by the day. But I am fortunate to be on YellowDogGranny's email update list. And today she sent me this.

It was so lovely I watched in stunned, and goose bumped wonder. Do yourself a favor and see if I'm right. Granted this comes to us from the UK, but I may have to rethink my disdain for Idol.

17 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

Made me cry. Soooo lovely. I will be watching that again and again.

susan said...

I've never watched 'Idol' but, not having spent the past decade in a potato bin, I am familiar with it. I think I just watched the best thing that ever happened on the show anywhere. Cool!

Utah Savage said...

Well, No need to get nasty about my potato bin, Susan.

Belette, I keep watching it too and weeping. One of the loveliest things I've seen in a long time. I loved the audiences obvious joy in being in the presence of such talent.

Dusty said...

I love the dog that was on last years Britain's Got Talent..smartest little dog in the world!

Mob said...

Pretty impressive, but feel free to keep up the hatred of all things 'reality' television.

I firmly believe that all reality television should end with bloodshed, so that those involved would learn something about not making an ass of themselves on television. Y'know, one clear winner, but then the runner up gets shot in the head on national television, something along those lines.

It could thin the lines of potential contestants dramatically.

giggles said...

Oh, I thought I was such a sap, crying...so I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one...

Bloody fantastic, Utah....Thanks for sharing!

Randal Graves said...

I like baked potatoes. There's no way that woman would have a shot here.

Gail said...

Utah - "thank you" a million times. That performance was SO fabulous - I was thriled to see/hear Susan Boyle -


the female judge said it was a "privilege to hear her sing" and it was.

Again, "thank you"

Gail
peace.....

Dean Wormer said...

That was really touching. I have a soft spot for Les Mis...

yellowdog granny said...

of all the emails I have forwarded I have gotten the most response to this one..everyone had the same reaction..goose bumps and tears...I have watched it over and over and still have the same reaction...hope she wins a kazillion dollars and finally gets laid.

Beach Bum said...

Thanks you Utah and YellowDogGranny. That was the best and most uplifting thing I have seen in a very long time. Susan Boyle rocks!

susan said...

I just showed it to Jer and I rarely do that. He loved it too.

btw - I think you have a fine potato bin :-) I was referring to the fact we haven't watched any tv for more than 10 years.

Utah Savage said...

Susan, I wish I could say that about not watching any TV, but I am a snob about reality shows. And the labor issues get my goat. Then there is that sliding IQ thing.

Utah Savage said...

For once, I scooped Anderson Cooper with a story. Today he is doing a piece on the 400 million views of this performance. Will I get an award do you think?

susan said...

You deserve one :-)

Utah Savage said...

Now this is everyone's favorite news story.

Contessa Brewer was complaining on today twitter that this woman needs a serious makeover as she is not attractive enough. My question for Contessa is when do you get a brain makeover you pretty little twit. You were obviously hired for your looks, but I'd prefer to look at an old grizzled woman with a high IQ deliver the news than a pretty girl who knows very little.

Tengrain said...

Took my breath away, she did.

Where has she been hiding?

Regards,

Tengrain