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Britain's Got Talent
jackgordon




msg:3923182
 8:59 pm on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Diversity Win!

Did they deserve it though?

 

pb268




msg:3923184
 9:06 pm on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

No!

A good act, maybe top-3, but where will they be in 5 years time?

jackgordon




msg:3923186
 9:11 pm on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

I agree with you! Make way for a flood of dance groups next year!
Hopefully it will lead to... hmmm... less crime in areas of London, within certain ethnic groups. It will now be Cool to dance in groups like that!

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3923336
 6:49 am on May 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

...less crime in areas of London, within certain ethnic groups.

What ethnic groups would that be? Aren't Diversity made up from different ethnic groups?

Old_Honky




msg:3923611
 12:10 am on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

They were talented but they are a one trick pony. A dance act like that can only appear as a support act or part of a variety show. There is no way anyone would go to watch a whole evening of it as you might go to see a singer. IMHO they only won because there are a lot of teenagers voting on their mobile phones.

The guy playing the saxophone should have won it. If I gave a toss I would have voted for him.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3923730
 7:46 am on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Isn't that what they said about Riverdance?

But then again the energy used in this type of dancing means that they would be unlikley to be able to do any more than one or two three minute spots before collapsing.

jackgordon




msg:3923772
 9:29 am on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I always thought it would have been a good idea for each act to perform twice in the final, a bit like XFactor, but for the dance groups it would be almost impossible!

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3923774
 9:35 am on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Which leads to the question, what's the use of an act that can only do three minute shows?

But I suppose we have to remember that the terms of reference are to pick an act to perform at the royal variety performance.

Old_Honky




msg:3923814
 10:49 am on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

But I suppose we have to remember that the terms of reference are to pick an act to perform at the royal variety performance.
I expect the Queen will really enjoy that dance act (not!) She will be bemused.
bhonda




msg:3923900
 2:05 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I was really happy Diversity won. It was a close call (from our front-room) between them and Stavros Flatley...it really was!

I'm also happy that the Welsh kid didn't win. And Susan Boyle didn't win. And, actually, the saxophone guy. Sure, he was talented, but he just bummed me out whenever I heard him speak - stop whinging about how you lose at everything, and cheer up. You've got a beautiful family, and a job, and you're now famous. Your life could be a lot worse.

[Rant over!]

But a big cheer to the winners. It really is a shame that they physically couldn't do more than a couple of routines at a time...I could quite easily sit and watch them for hours!

Obviously we're just fed what the producers want us to see, but I was really impressed with how it appeared the group worked together - I'm sure you can't get that in-time with each other without a lot of practice, and dedication, and all that jazz. It was just like watching a big family, who all get on with each other all the time!

But, then again, it could all be an ITV publicity stunt for ratings...

sem4u




msg:3923966
 3:13 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Diversity were the best act on the night. I can only imagine the hours of training needed to get all of those moves 100% right. I also liked Susan Boyle (now in the Priory!), the sax guy and Stavros Flatley. Some of the others were good too.

jackgordon




msg:3923978
 3:36 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

@bhonda - my thoughts entirely about the sax player... he didn't smile once! I know he hasnt had the best life so far... but at the same time, Your in the BGT final! Smile, kiddo!

pb268




msg:3924017
 4:19 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think if they'd got it down to 5, and then when for the final vote, Susan Boyle might well have won it.

pb268




msg:3924019
 4:22 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I mean, the singers were all very close, so splitting the vote of those who prefered singers. Diversity were easily the best dance act on the night, so they would have got the majority of the dance vote.

clearvision




msg:3924035
 4:43 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I can't believe how riveted I was to this British show! Thank you youtube :)

Our family was mixed and basically it was because of what each person considered entertainment. Some loved the singing, some loved the dancing, we all loved Stavros Flatley :)

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