So it’s may and that means only one thing -BGT is back! I’m a huge fan of the show and I have a lot of opinions to share with you!
Firstly a few negatives, I don’t like the new studio. It’s too small and contained so you don’t get the same atmosphere as the old one. Also there’s a really annoying setup of light that sits behind the judges heads and it’s very distracting. Also, this is an odd one but the show feels too professional and set up. It’s Americanised. The appeal of the show was it was British and with normal people filmed in a theatre and I think it’s lost a bit of the heart. It looks a lot like the American version (with the lighting and camera angles for example) and I don’t really like that. It is also very obvious who is getting through and who is not. It used to be a complete surprise but now it is obvious. Hear music over the act- they ain’t through bro! See the act multiple times through the show in various montages then find out irrelevant info about them and they’re straight through. They need to bring back the element of surprise.
However the show is still wildly entertaining. I live the golden buzzers and I think they were a great addition to the show. All the acts are still very good and shows that Britain is not running low on talent! I also love the banter between the judges and also Ant and Dec and Stephen Mulhern- you can tell they are all friends and makes it really enjoyable to watch. I like that they have taken away the judges voting for an act to make it to the final as it was unnecessary and took too much time and Simon was always left to decide anyway.
I am thoroughly enjoying the show this year and hope it continues at its high standard for years to come!!