Thursday, May 29, 2008
andrew muir, a scottish plumber with a sexy accent is a current contestant on the UK's version of 'american idol' called 'britain's got talent', also hosted by simon cowell. last night, he sang 'last request' by paolo nutini wearing yellow shoes and a matching yellow nooka! sad to say, but the judges, especially cowell, spent more time badmouthing his shoes and watch than complimenting his singing! perhaps i should consider a libel/slander suit against him in the UK?
From the UK Press: You could have been mistaken for thinking that Paulo Nutini had dropped by, instead of the next act, as the Macca-lookalike singing plumber, Andrew Muir, delivered a great strong version of Last Request. Andrew was swamped by a smog of dry ice during his performance - but luckily he had on bright yellow show and a dayglo watch so that the judges could still see where he was on the stage! Then there was, well, a LOT of cheering!
"There were two problems for me - one you didn't tap dance and secondly, those shoes!" said Piers.
Ant choked: "Don't take style tips from Piers Morgan!"
But hopefully Piers is better at clairvoyancy. "I felt a bit of a Paul Potts moment. You were that good tonight.
Amanda said, "Great talent, great voice."
And Simon said, "I didn't think it was a great choice of song. The shoes and the watch are horrible but I think you've got a very good voice. I really like you."
this is all via my friend dan in brighton who was kind enough to send me the blow by blow via skype along with screen shots as britain's iTV doesn't allow viewers outside of the UK to watch the shows online. if you are in the uk, feel free to check it out here....as they say, all press is good press. UPDATE 5/30: internet video available worldwide here! thanks again dan!
thank you dan dumitriu for the heads-up. i also just found out that andrew bought the nooka on his own from street fusion!