Ever since we first saw “Britain’s Got Talent,” we admit ourselves to be firmly in its corner as diehard fans. After all, there are not many shows out there that manage to be so consistently entertaining while also introducing us to likes of Spellbound, Paul Potts, and of course Susan Boyle.
However, there is also a new kid in town now courtesy of “The Voice,” and the judging panel has underwent a major overhaul since Piers Morgan first left the show. With that in mind, Saturday night’s premiere episode felt a bit at times like we were watching a show struggling to keep up with the times. David Walliams was full of energy as one of the new judges, and we did love some of the spontaneous chemistry he started to form with Simon Cowell by harassing him incessantly; however, we wish we could say the same about Alesha Dixon. She seemed out of her element from the beginning, and was far better suited for her previous show in “Strictly Come Dancing.”
As for some of the standout acts, our personal favorite for the entire episode was the Sugar Dandies — a gay couple who also does some pretty breathtaking ballroom dance routines. In the midst of singers, vocal groups, and roller-skating team that fell backstage, this was really one of the most original acts of the entire night. Unfortunately, “BGT” had a disadvantage in coming on after “The Voice” — which felt like its cooler, hipper little brother in comparison since it contained so many different elements we hadn’t seen before.
What did you think about this premiere, and how do you think it compared to the premiere of “The Voice” Saturday?