An Asian act called "Signature" made a splash on the UK's performing talent cousin of American-idol show Britain's Got Talent. Signature really brought their initial performance to bear. OK, it was a bit cliche and we've seen the same sort of thing done a dozen times over the past 20 years. Adding the UK urban-Asian element of Bhangra to what could have been standard Michael Jackson fare is what put them over the top.
Simon Cowell asked the right question at the end of their very well received first performance: can you pull it off again the next time? I think you'll agree that they did - once again wielding the Bhangra as their weapon of choice.
Here's the first performance:
And here they are on a subsequent show:
What do you think? Can they bring it a third time? What should they do next?
[YouTube videos 1 & 2 via the Sepia Mutiny Blog]
Exactly what I was thinking. I can't stand crowd reaction shots at all, and they showed more of that crap that the actual show itself. How lame.
The semis on BGT are supposed to just reinforce the judges' belief in the acts so doing it bigger for the moment is enough. You don't want to waste all your ideas on competition heats do you?
I think the third has to be no MJ though.
Hmmm, first post on Neatorama and I didn't think it would be BGT....!
Michael Jackson music, a guy starts moonwalking and generally MJing it up, then another guy in a turban comes on from somewhere unexpected, starts dancing in a bhangra style, they dance fight for a bit then they both do a sort of MJ bhangra fusion before ending with a jump into splits.
IT'S THE SAME THING.
Also I have no idea why Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan are on there. They have no idea... they put through a guy on a keyboard playing the Star Wars theme (from sheet music) COMPLETELY out of key! It was possibly the worst thing on TV ever.