The live BGT shows are now so close you can almost touch them. But, before all that, we have two more audition shows to enjoy and to find that elusive last Team Midas act to join Lucy Kay and Bars & Melody.
As we hit week five, the question I keep being asked, apart from have I met Simon Cowell, is when will I press my golden (Midas) buzzer? Well, time will tell. I am looking for that special someone. Wouldn't it be funny if we ever had someone audition on BGT called Simon Cowell?
So Simon Cowell is on the hunt for the world's next super star DJ. No surprise there. What modern day impresario wouldn't want a piece of the EDM action? That's Electronic Dance Music for those of you who thought House music was all the rage.
The first act tonight was Patsy May, a glamourous puppet who was born (made) in England, but now lives in New York. This is what this show is all about. A fun, lighthearted and throughly entertaining five minutes. Patsy I'm a fan, a huge fan.
So far the talent on this seasons BGT has been amazing and hilarious, well apart from Christian Spridon. As week three arrives let the auditions continue.
During the BGT auditions, Team Midas will pick three acts, the acts we believe will get to the final. Last week the fantastic Lucy Kay took one of those places. Will anyone join her tonight...let's find out.
Last up were 79 year old Paddy and dance teacher Nico. It all started, well a bit boring...them dush, the action started. Showing that age is NO barrier, Paddy was awesome. It was so good that Amanda pressed her Golden Buzzer, meaning they are automatically through to the live shows.
The comical jolt to the awards podium of news You'd think a George Clooney film being released on Valentine's Day would garner a very familiar torren...
Kylie oozes likeability. She's been the girl-next-door since her Neighbours days and her voice is instantly recognisable, from the sensuous I Believe In You and Chocolate to joy of Spinning Around... I hope Kylie will return for series four but The Voice needs Kylie more than Kylie needs The Voice.
With panto season in full flight, I was pleased to see Cold War hero and burger enthusiast David Hasselhoff playing Captain Hook at the Theatre Royal - in my native Nottingham. And it made me wonder about the public's relationship with villainous stars, and why certain individuals continue to court global success despite not actually being liked.
It may not be 50 yet but, 10 years on and the X Factor is still going strong. This weekend it's a celebration of everything X Factor past and present, from the acts to the judges to the smiles and the tears. Thank you for making Saturday nights worth staying in for!
This week the acts are laid bare, no backing tracks and nowhere to hide. Just the power of a thirty piece big band for company. And how impressive th...
There is absolutely nothing malicious in any facet of Bake Off. The contestants all seem to get along swimmingly, warmly congratulating each other on successes and commiserating with evictees rather than bounding off stage toward the next round, fists pumping.
Simon Cowell was born on this day 7 Oct 1959, television producer, entrepreneur, and media personality. Where would the music business be without Mr Cowell? Would the world be a better place if we'd never had the pleasure of hearing (or seeing) Susan Boyle? Would the fashion industry be in better shape without the sales of white crew neck t-shirts and black slacks?
"I don't get played on the radio anymore, and quite rightly so, because it's other people's turn. At my age I can do what I want." Elton's comment illustrates one of the admirable traits of this founder figure of popular music - his benevolence. He has always been generous with his support of new bands.
"Simon Cowell ruined Christmas". Not my words, but those of inaugural X Factor winner Steve Brookstein. He's got a point. For a good chunk of the 2000s, the nefarious influence of Cowell's brainchild has poisoned the once pure well of musical excellence. However, the tide is finally turning...