- There was no time to complain about how bad Daniel’s fashion was on our eyes with our ears hurting so much. (Although, speaking of wardrobe: Dominic was getting a little picked on for dressing in sweats.) We’ll take a while to get Halo and Unfaithful out of our nightmares.
- Neil Finn took his cue from his song being sung on the show to start tweeting insults about the show.
- There’s er genuine concern for the girls going to retreat with Daniel, especially after his put on voice when reading out their names.
After disagreeing with many of the decisions the judges made throughout the auditions it was really no surprise to hear the judge’s complaining that many of them really weren’t that good when they faced the next round of auditions at The X Factor New Zealand’s bootcamp. Daniel Bedingfield complained that he couldn’t believe five minutes of bootcamp could hurt his brain that much. You did put them through, sunshine.
That wasn’t his only sharp comment of the night. When Ruby called one performance a real improvement, Daniel snapped “who cares, it’s still shit”. It’s what you get for selecting karaoke singers over stars, init.
These culling auditions are renown for knocking contestants around and often, those who were popular onscreen the first time around, display very little of the mettle required to win.
We’re almost pointlessly introduced to Turanga Meritau and Emma McLaughlan before the next round of competition begins. They’re the vocal coach and choreographer for the show, but after saying “hi”, are absent for the rest of the episode. Continue reading »
The second episode of X Factor Auditions was so much better than the premiere. Perhaps TV3 were holding out so that they had the goods to put up against TV2′s MKR and finally have a shot at winning a Monday night. Tomorrow’s ratings will be fascinating.
I think we saw more talent tonight but the judges still don’t seem to be taking the competition seriously. Well, almost all of them.
I’ve been waiting for The X Factor New Zealand to arrive for quite some time. The idea that we’d be getting a new talent show with a global reputation for launching superstars was exciting. Coupled with the fact that TV3 have done such a wonderful job producing local favourites The Block NZ and New Zealand’s Next Top Model, I had a reasonable sense of anticipation leading up to tonight’s launch. I was however, left feeling a bit let down.
The first five minutes felt as though Daniel Bedingfield had edited a promo of everyone who had auditioned for the show. It was frenetic and entirely redundant. Why they didn’t just start with Dominic Bowden’s introduction is beyond me. This is the show, this is how it works, here are the auditions. No faffing about please.
While there is the undeniable fact that The X Factor is a television show existing purely for the financial benefit of its producers, it is also a competition to find a star.
Someone needs to be reminded that an average singer’s sad story is just a sad story. Continue reading »
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Mad Men – MOVIE EXTRA Continue reading »
It’s the Grand Finale of New Zealand’s Got Talent and the final two places are about to be revealed. Dudley Fairbrass was the most voted for act last week while Rachel and Jason give Logan Walker the opportunity to perform again tonight over Ali’s single vote for the other top 3 finisher from last week, Arihia and Tahu.
There’s $100k and a car up for grabs for whoever the public votes as their favourite. Continue reading »
The fifth semi final of New Zealand’s Got Talent kicks off with the usual verdict from last week’s vote. Clara Van Wel won the popular vote leaving the judges to decide between Zane and Degge’s juggling act and Prestige’s dance act. Ali and Jason send Zane and Degge through to the grand finale. Zane and Degge have possibly been the most entertaining act so far with their jovial comments so I’m not surprised the judges gave them their vote.
First up tonight is Fletcher Oxford who you may remember better as the kid who has lost his cat. As it turns out, the cat isn’t actually lost, she’s just living somewhere else on his family’s farm. He’s singing an original and it’s a completely boring way to start the show. I’m sure all the 55+ viewers who are unlikely to be buying a new car anytime soon would have just loved that. Continue reading »
It’s that time of the week again and tonight the fourth group of semi-finalists take to the stage to perform for the public vote and the chance to perform in the grand finale of New Zealand’s Got Talent.
The “Top Notch” entertainment kicks off right after we learn who were the top three acts from last week and who will be going through to the Grand Final. J Geeks, Evan Sinton and Monica Orbe. I’m completely unsurprised that J Geeks won the popular vote and even less so to hear both Rachel and Ali say they want to see Evan in the final. Jason still gets a chance to say something despite his vote being pointless. He tells Monica he thinks that while she’s not going through to the grand final, she’s going to have a sell out career. He expects we’ll be seeing her singing the national anthem at an All Blacks or Silver Ferns game. Probably not the type of sell-out performances she had in mind though.
Before we go any further, I have to say something that has been bugging me for weeks. There are no weather maps on NZGT so can someone please tie a couple of bricks to Tamati’s hands to stop him waving them around. I haven’t seen so much finger pointing on a New Zealand reality tv program since Michael Murphy on NZ Idol!
And… on with the show. Continue reading »
Of all the shows so far, this is the semi final I’ve looked through the most. There are some great acts in the lineup tonight so it should be a good show. But first, the results.
Last week was a little disappointing. The public has unsurprisingly voted Big Dane Moeke into the grand finale for his bland performance while the judges pick Jessie Hillel’s average operatic performance over the frenetic dance moves of Connor Massuers. I’m underwhelmed.
Tonight we’ve got five more acts to vote on and I’m afraid the line-up is about as convincing as last week’s. Continue reading »