4 real…

Are they for real? Those reality shows? Sometimes I feel like they’re all fixed and the one that they want to win will win in the end. I’m no fan of those shows, actually, not those challenging ones that would tire me just from watching them…nor those that have got to do with cooking or dancing but I do keep in touch with the singing ones and more often than not, I would end up getting angry and frustrated over the outcome.

Of all those contestants this year, my favourite was this one…

…but I guess no young girls would vote for a 55-year-old grandma with 3 children and 7 grandchildren so it did not take very long before she was shown the door and after her untimely exit, I had lost interest in the show and was not too impressed by the rest that were still around. The fact that the eventual winners sang one of my current favourite songs did not change my mind, not at all. They did all right but I would think these two (unknowns) did a much better cover of that Great Big World with Christina Aguilera song…

Across the Atlantic, I was glad Sam Bailey won…

…not just because she sang another favourite song of mine and so very well too but I was rooting for her right from the start even though I was doubtful all along that she would win as she was definitely no spring chicken. Ah well, as they say, every dog has its day and a not-all-that-young rocker won in the Philippines – though I don’t think I would place him on my Top 3 for 2013.

Another one that I was hoping would win was this one…

…not because she was of Asian descent but I honestly thought she was the best of the lot even though I did not think she was as good as many of the others like this girl who did not win, for instance and I sure was happy this cute 18-year-old with a stutter (when speaking) won as well…

…as he certainly was really very good.

I was glad too that after so many years, finally the winner here…

…was one that I liked though, if I remember correctly, there were others that I liked better but they were booted out unceremoniously or perhaps those were in the previous years, I’m not too sure now.

I don’t watch these shows on tv as by the time we get to watch it here, it would be later in the day, at the earliest, or after many days or even weeks. Instead, I would keep updated via some websites and within minutes, the video clips would be available on youtube already. The wonders of technology indeed!!!