The recording of the “audition” segment of New Zealand’s Got Talent got underway in Wellington over the weekend.
Here’s one fans’ take on what happened
There were four 3 hour sessions in Wellington today and yesterday, and even though the ticket details we had said the doors would be open at 12.15 for the audience, they didn’t let us in till 1.00. I guess they had to make alterations from the setting up from Saturday and what they discovered when they ran that day.
Still, we managed to get an awesome view in the St James Theatre, in the middle tier right above the judges stage.
The judges are Jason Kerrison, Rachel Hunter, and Ali Campbell … and if you know who he is, you’re doing better than most people in the audience! Ha ha!
He actually didn’t really have much to contribute, to my mind; his comments were all really boring and uninsightful totally.
Rachel was probably the most expressive out of the three, and probably the most loved by the audience! There were a group of girls behind us who, in the performance breaks, would call out together “we love you, Rachel!” and wave to her, and she’d dutifully give them a wave back!
My favourite performance … and I think the audience’s favourite cause they were the only ones to get a standing ovation … were a 15 year old “couple” from Christchurch who sung a song from West Side Story. Their voices were amazing … except Jason and Ali, because they didn’t really like that style of music, decided that they shouldn’t go through to the next round ( Definitely didn’t please the crowd, that’s for sure!
And the guy who did the yo-yo act went through instead! p
Well, I must admit, he played to the judges a bit by getting them up on stage to have a go with three yo-yos he brought with him. (Jason managed to smash his on to the stage somehow – ha ha!)
Two other standouts for me were the 37 year old woman and the 14 year old girl who played guitar songs – the 14 year old actually sung an original song and her voice was most impressive!
Other than that we had a marching group, but not a regular, military style marching group, who were actually very good … a guy who played the saw … another guy who played the bass guitar, mandolin, electric violin and did vocals using his looping technique … there was a guy and a girl (separate acts) who did different dances (they got through, although I’m not exactly sure where they can take their acts from this point) … and a pole dancer!
If you’re heading along to any of the audition shows we’d love to hear what your thoughts were on what happened.