On Sunday night, TV One will announce the winner of the second season of New Zealand’s Got Talent. I predict it will be the youngest contestant on the show, 11 year old Jessie Hillel. Here is my reasoning.
For many years I have been highly suspicious of the Got Talent format. During the first season of the UK version, where the now world famous Paul Potts was uncovered, the final act to perform during any semi final or final was the one that received the public vote. Over their six seasons, 59% of winners performed last while 88% of winners performed in the last 3 spots. This is due to a very short voting window which favours those acts. Continue reading »