Sunday, July 06, 2008

That effin Maria show!!

Holy Crap.....
I just cannot contain myself......
I watched that effing Maria show again and it just gobsmacks me......
I was so excited about it.... and now???
It could be such a wonderful feature for new Canadian talent and a great stepping stone for these young girls but.....holy poop.... (I am saying poop for my Auntie Pat who has asked me to stop swearing on my blog.....so let us go clean this week.... I wonder if I can really make myself clear without good swear words....we shall see....)
The tech on the show is just sketch..... the lights are dark.... the mikes don't work....isn't this the nations TV network.... shouldn't they know better?
That host........holy f.......crappadoodies.......John Barrowman is a mean, self important ass who manages to work in a credit about himself every second line ....before he cuts below the belt ....I mean... really below the belt....you can see these young girls eyes fill with tears as he tears into them with his 'helpful' comments.....
He made that lovely comment about one girls' performance being only good enough for dinner theatre in Niagara Falls....some people who are quite excellent do work doing that very thing in that very place.....he meant it as a slag, of course, and it is a lovely way for someone from another country to show how much he respects ours.
There is no level playing field.... some girls were made to dance and sing with dancers...being lifted onto shoulders while they hit their high notes...... while others get to stride around the stage singing songs that are perfect for them into a wind machines.....wind machines???? .....while still others sing totally out of their comfort zones in keys that are bad for their voices.....again....how can we judge if they aren't being given all the same challenges and benefits????
I just don't think it is news worthy to be negative and cutting to people on TV in reality shows.... and I love me a reality show.... no doubt.....but these judges are just mean.
I do hope that this show brings people to the theatre who don't usually come....but ug..... it makes me mad and a bit sad to watch it.......


1 comment:

Micke said...

especially with this being "MUSIC THEATRE week" I thought they all should have been made to sing legit Soprano songs...let Canada hear which girls can actually sing in the key of Maria...ya know?

John Barrowman is a major ASS.
(sorry auntie pat)