TV talent shows often get criticised for many reasons – but I found watching this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent a really uplifting and positive experience.
There have been many opinions about why contestants should and shouldn’t have done well in the contest, criticisms of the judges, thoughts about how much presenters Ant and Dec were paid and so on.
But focussing on the positive aspects of BGT 2015 – what a genuinely talented and dedicated bunch of young and old performers we have in this country.
It was so great to see choirs and dance groups making such a great difference to people’s lives and their communities. Fantastic to see so many young people inspired and committed to their talents. Really moving to see people joining and working together, despite difficulties in their lives, to produce amazing snippets of entertainment.
There really was something in the series for everyone: young singers to pull at the heart strings, magicians, hardworking comedians and impressionists looking for their big break, choirs to give you a tingle down your spine, dance groups that have helped young people turn their lives around and of course a selection of cute dogs!
Whoever your favourite was this year and whatever your criticisms of the programme might be, it’s hard to deny what a great opportunity it was for so many talented people out there to show off what they can do.
Hats off to all the contestants this year and it’s a shame they can’t all perform at the Royal Variety Performance.