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Talent on television

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Talent competitions are very popular on British television. Britain’s Got Talent is the most famous talent show in the UK and has been running for eight series already. In this programme, people from around the country come and perform a live audition in front of famous judges, like the music businessman Simon Cowell and the actress Amanda Holden. 

In the first episodes of the show, people come and show off lots of different talents. Some of them are really impressive. The other day I watched an audition in which an 80-year-old lady danced extremely fast! You can also hear some really gifted singers, of all different types of music, as well as magicians and dancers.

Some of the auditions are not very good though. The producers select some of the worst ones to show on television. I once saw a man who wanted to make his pet owl do tricks but the owl didn’t move: it must have been very embarrassing for him! There are also people who don’t sing or dance very well, and sometimes the judges can be quite mean to them.

This is why some people disapprove of Britain’s Got Talent. Sometimes they can seem a bit humiliating for the people performing and the famous judges can give quite hurtful comments. Other people think that it is just harmless fun and a great way to see lots of different performers on the same TV show. The viewing figures for the programme are always very high and it has already been announced that it will return in 2015. People can’t get enough of talent on television!


Do you have these kind of talent shows in your country? What do you think of them?


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cklj 7 September, 2014 - 20:10

Yes we have talent shows like this in my country. The most popular was Macedonian Idol which was running on television about 3 years ago. That was singing competition and I loved watching the auditions. There were some very talented singers and some very funny auditions as well. The judges were also great: they were laughing very much and giving funny comments to those who weren't so gifted. I think that these shows are very entertaining and a great opportunity for those with voice that demands to be noticed.

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aktoty_nis 8 August, 2014 - 10:41

Yes, we have. It's called "Talent show of Kazakhstan".I often watch it . Because There are some funny people and interesting situations. So sometimes it's funny to watch it.

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Bosnianchild 6 August, 2014 - 13:31

Yes, we have ''Zvijezda možeš biti ti'' or on English ''Star you can be'' and it has been running for seven series alredy. At first it was interesting, but now I don't watch it.

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HereWeGo 22 July, 2014 - 20:34

We had 'the X factor', but it was regional competition and i wasn't very interested in it and i didn't watch it.

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Niluh 14 July, 2014 - 10:51

Yes we have, it's Indonesia's Got Talent which is running on the television now. Honestly, i don't watch this TV show, it's boring for me.

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YAS 26 June, 2014 - 20:00

we have Arab's got talent which is exactly the same as this one,or you can call it the "Arabic version" :))

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