It’s the show that’s going to make an ordinary New Zealanders dream come true and change their life forever. These are the immortal words that opened New Zealand’s Got Talent tonight and while it would be great to take on the primary sponsors slogan and believe, history would suggest we shouldn’t. But while the over-promising and under-performing eventualities exist, New Zealand’s Got Talent is a new opportunity for TVNZ to prove that the lessons have been learnt and this time they’ve finally got it right. With the production team behind Masterchef New Zealand at the helm, one can only assume that they’ve got a handle on the concept that success breeds success so for NZGT to do well, it really needs to do well.
Out of the gate, NZGT, as it shall henceforth be known, delivered the goods. Despite Billy’s Brass Band kicking off the show as his first gig, it was entertaining, albeit absolute rubbish. When Jason Kerrison gave him a yes, the room I was in went cold as I dreaded the thought that he was serious about looking for that standard of winner. Continue reading »