posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 12:43 PM
I don't think people should get hung up on whether there is a slight discrepancy or two in his story.
In a sense the whole thing is a fantasy. The prompting questions, the expectant look in the judges faces, the tried and tested rags-to-riches
narrative, the audience responding on cue - Coldplay playing in the background building up to a climax. It's masturbation of the emotions and I find
it hard to watch. It's like someone trying too hard to be nice to you, it feels uncomfortable.
Who cares if they made an editorial decision to not mention his formal training? The whole story could be made up or the honest truth, as far as I'm
concerned - What's wrong about it is the manipulative way it's fed to us.
It's so formulaic, I can't understand how anyone can watch it and not be distracted by the sound of the gears working away in the background. The
next step up the ladder from this is to have a tv show that consists of the words 'SAD' in big letters on the screen for 5 minutes (with coldplay
playing in the background), followed by 'Happy Ending' (the sound of people cheering) then advert breaks.