Love them, or hate them, talent shows like Pop Idol, Got Talent, X-Factor and The Voice, have been around for more than 10 years now, and spread to almost every country in the World.
Notorious more for the spectacularly un-talented acts that get the viewer’s attention, some of which even go on to get their own cult-celebrity status, like William Hung from American Idol; and even for the superb acts-that-should-have-won, but get cruelly cut by the whim of the voting viewers; nevertheless they have thrown up some great voices and acts in all kinds of fields, from singers to dance groups, comedians, impressionists and even dog acts. And, among the singers,there have been quite a number of chart topping hits around the World.
Before Christmas I was booked to provide music for a corporate client’s ‘Got Talent’ themed party, so prepared a set list for the cocktails part of the evening, prior to the company’s own staff getting up to do their thing. So this is Hong Kong Beat’s tribute to Talented Idols.