I'm sorry to hear that it's regarded that way in America. Britain's Got Talent is actually quite a good show producing real talent. Well, not crazy about Paul Potts or Subo - the two singing winners (other winners include a dancer, a dance group, and a gymnast team). Jackie wants to do AGT though, and I'll support her.
Whatever happened to your Neal E Boyd? I though when I heard him he would never get anywhere and I knew the reasons why. Am curious if I judged that correctly?
I hope she doesn't go on. America's Got Talent is widely seen as a freak show and the singers who do well never go anywhere afterwards. Instead of being path to getting discovered it's the road to being forgotten about or lumped in with all the crazy stuff that makes the show an attraction in the first place. Jackie will do well in the years to come if her talent hold up, but she would being shooting herself in the foot if she receives exposure on this show.
Sure there are a few wacko acts. It's the amazing ones that showcase a great talent that people remember. I congratulate Jackie and have voted for her.
I disagree with Steve about the show as well (what else is new! i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif ). The freak show is mainly in the auditions; they rarely make it through unless they are a good freaky, like a certain Prince Poppycock. He only looked freaky, though.
Classical talent quite often makes it pretty far, too. Last year, Barbara Padilla sang opera, and was wonderful, although she got 2nd place. How the winners fare after the show isn't a whole lot different from how the contestants on American Idol do; only a few winners on that show have made it very big, and some of the runners-up are more successful than some winners (i.e. Jennifer Hudson). That doesn't stop people from trying out, or winning Oscars! But I would say they get way more noticed that way than if they hadn't.
However, I do fail to see why Jackie should go on this show. She already has a CD, and she has David Foster behind her? Sorry, but there a lot of other talented people out there that haven't had all that opportunity and support already. And she is so young. She has plenty of time to make it big, especially since she's already had a head start.
I do think she has amazing talent for her age, but she still needs a little work from what I've heard. She could probably use more vocal training; even Hayley required that, so that's not a bad thing. She's also a bit overly-dramatic in her movements. She would probably be good on broadway, though, since there are often children's roles in plays. And maybe opera someday.
If Hayley became successful without a big talent show, then so can Jackie.
As I explained to you on Twitter, Jackie doesn't already have "a cd out". She independently released an album in the same fashion Hayley did with "Walking in the Air". They made it and distributed it themselves. She doesn't have David Foster backing her. He put on a talent competition, where she competed, and she didn't win.
There is no reason whatsoever why she shouldn't go on AGT, and I think anyone of any age can go on there. For all you know, she could lose her voice or turn out to not be so great when she's older, so her peak time is to get noticed is now.
Jackie does get get vocal training. She's going to be far from perfect because she's only just turned 10 years old.
Well fine, she can go on the show, I'm not stopping her. I bet a lot of people would vote for her. I hope she sings a Hayley song. So I'm not entirely against her being on the show, I was just doubtful because I thought she already had a CD. I didn't know it was independent, because I didn't look into it. Pardon my ignorance, please.
I don't see a little girl singing in an actual opera, so I assume she just wants to be crossover. Or as I said, broadway. And you never know when her tastes will change and turn out like all the other American girl stars. That is part of why I have such doubts about her trying to be famous at a young age. Also, if she pushes her voice for opera so young, she could wear out her voice before it develops. I will definitely be interested in seeing how she turns out, so don't get me wrong.
Anyway, as I pointed out, Hayley didn't need a show like AGT to get noticed. Most singers don't. Maybe nowadays in Britain they are, but not that much in the U.S. Not even the talent quests got her a record deal. Busking and putting out her independent album did. I'm not saying that'll work for Jackie, but just that talent shows aren't necessarily the answer.