Talent Shows

WATCH: Student Wows At School Talent Contest With Michael Jackson Dance Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Things Which Never Get Old: 1. People being great at dancing. 2. Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' routine. Obviously there are other things, too - b...

WATCH: THIS Is How You Win A Talent Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Comedy

We mean, like, totally. And forgive the Americanisms, but they are American, after all. Fifth-grade pupils at W. A. Porter Elementary School in Hur...

So It's Okay For Us to Cry in Public Now?

Kerry Hudson | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Kerry Hudson

Yep. So get out your tissues, top up your mascara, and sob your heart out, because we are now a nation of emotional wrecks, but proud?

WATCH: Brilliant Pommel Horse Sketch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Comedy

According to its YouTube channel, 'Masquerade' "is one of the most popular TV shows produced by NTV Japan". "People from all walks of life partici...

Hucknall Left Simply Red Faced

WENN | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Singer Mick Hucknall approached bosses at the BBC to launch his own TV talent show, but his concept was turned down in favour of 'The Voice'. The f...

Superstar, Keeping Up Appearances

Ian Watson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ian Watson

"Georgie Best. Superstar, Wears frilly knickers and a Playtex bra!" I was amongst thousands of kids in the 70s who sang that, oblivious as to the original, and I still sing it whenever the credits come on to Superstar.

Simon Cowell: 'The Voice Should Be On The Radio'

WENN | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Simon Cowell has sunk his claws into The Voice again, branding the contest a "rip-off" of The X Factor. Britain's Got Talent may have wrapped up, b...

The Voice Versus BGT Great Talent Debate - The Crew

Frisky and Mannish | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Frisky and Mannish

F&M are back once more to look at one of the most crucial debates being addressed right now: is The Voice better than Britain's Got Talent?

The Voice, Week 4

Ian Watson | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ian Watson

So the 'blind' auditions are over at last. They may have been about as blind as the 'all-seeing-eye' but more on that later.

The Voice: Week Three

Ian Watson | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ian Watson

Do you ever get the feeling that the world has cocked a formerly deaf ear in your direction? I'm starting to suspect that those savvy telly types at The Voice are listening to tutting head shakers like me and chucking in a few tweaks, albeit too late.

The Voice: Week Two

Ian Watson | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ian Watson

This week we saw The Voice settle into its boots a bit more and start to look, to me, more like the program it isn't, but at least a program I can get into.

Talent Spotting: BGT versus The Voice

Paddy Duffy | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

After the sad death of Frank Carson, the TV schedules were rightly festooned with tribute shows and features to a genuine entertainment legend. But one of the surprising things that the retrospectives revealed was that Frank got a big break from Opportunity Knocks, the premier talent show of its day.

FIRST LOOK: 'The Voice' Warms Up

PA | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

This is our first chance to check out the space-age set for BBC One's The Voice, which is set to hit our screens in the coming weeks. The picture ...

The X Factor and Mental Health

Matt Taylor | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Matt Taylor

Regardless of Ceri Rees's own mental health, this is not the first time that concerns have been raised about the mental wellbeing of contestants on the show, and whether it is appropriate for vulnerable people to take part in these programmes.