While there's no question that Susan Boyle did a reasonable impact on the Got Talent world after her stunning run on Britain's Got Talent, judge Piers Morgan is posing a question to sister show America's Got Talent, where he's also a judge.
"Have you got anyone who can beat our Susan?" he said.
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In an interview with The Futon Critic on the occasion of the fourth season debut of America's Got Talent
, Morgan said he was positive a post-Susan Boyle world will definitely be different, at least as far as the Got Talent franchise is concerned. Attitudes will be different, expectations will be higher, and people will always be on a lookout for that inspiring breakout star that the 47-year-old characterized.
"I think Americans are very competitive particularly when it comes to the Brits and I think that America's going to want to tune in to see how America responds to the challenge, you know?"
Has the American pool of talent responded to this call? So far, yes, according to the Brit. "And, as a result, we chose the Top 40 last week in Vegas in our boot camp and it's by far the most talented collection of acts we've ever had on the show. Do I think there's a Susan Boyle act in there that could have the same kind of effect on the world? Yeah, I think there's two or three that, you know, depending on how they go down with the American public could be really, really big acts."
The ratings for the two-hour premiere of America's Got Talent
last week, however, had been less than stellar, dipping 12 percent from last year and marking its lowest debut numbers ever. If no Susan Boyle surfaces, news of the plump singer appearing on the AGT
stage may do the trick and may just change things on the NBC talent show.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Futon Critic
(Image courtesy of Mirror.co.uk)