While “Britain’s Got Talent” may have had quite the TV moment on Saturday night thanks to Aliki Chrysochou’s memorable audition (which you can see in full below), this was enough to keep some of steam against what is one of the craziest televised events out there: Eurovision. It’s hard to really think of another thing in America to compare it to, mostly because he we like to call it the vocal Olympics. No matter what you choose to name it, though, the results still are the same, and this show is a heck of a force.
The four-hour Eurovision viewing block on the BBC (which led to “The Voice” UK being off for the week) averaged 7.7 million viewers, a pretty impressive number considering that Britain has a much smaller population than America.
Meanwhile, “Britain’s Got Talent” still came out on top with 8.8 million viewers, and there was only 15 minutes of the show where there was no direct competition from the event. This is a pretty significant drop of more than a million people, but we anticipate the numbers going back up as we near that marathon week in which new episodes air every day. (Considering how stale the TV schedule is in June, we’re very much looking forward to it.)
While we wait for the competition to return next weekend, Simon Cowell has some other decisions to make in determining his judging panels for both the American and British versions of “The X Factor.” Kelly Rowland has reportedly joined the U.S. show, and while there are rumors about Sharon Osbourne, nothing is official yet.
If you want to read our full review of Saturday’s “Britain’s Got Talent,” all you have to do is head on over to the link here.