Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Reality Contest Show Problem

Over the last couple of years, I've really cut back on how much of the reality contest shows I watch, and there's a reason for it -- the judges. I'm really sick of their insanity. Here's a prime example.

The one thing I liked about David Hasselhoff on America's Got Talent is that he listened to the audience more than anyone else. Now that the Hoff has been dumped by glove wearing Howie Mandell, there isn't anyone who takes up the audience's voice.

On tonight's show, Sharon Osborne put through this ridiculous act early on. The lady was nice, of course, but a) she could barely play the keyboard and b) she couldn't sing. Yet Sharon put her through. Thirty minutes later, a sharp, personable, entertaining young girl rocks the crowd and Sharon says no. She rationalized it with the girl wasn't ready yet. And squeaky, mis-playing funny lady at the beginning was?

I'm just sick of this kind of judging. Now we can't blame Howie. He voted her through. It was Sharon who got on her high horse and voted no, along with Pierce who is always cantankerous.

Still, the audience was screaming Vegas, and the Hoff would have responded. Sharon went deaf.

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