BGT returned last night, after a year's hiatus for Covid. This was a landmark occasion. How many people who've survived, minus the seven million who've not, realised what humanity's been through? All the corrupt politicians who, together with Big Pharma, used the crisis to peddle half-baked, eminently dangerous, drugs and cooly watch by as seven million lost out, denying early treatment and life-savers like Ivermectin, like vitamin D3, only to sell spike proteins in the quadrillions that crippled and killed people, led on by the likes of Bill Gates who understands about as much now as he did back in the days when he forced the market to take on his toxic Windows?
But we might be past that. Watching the BGT audience at the Palladium, one sees that many still wore face masks, but many if not most did not. Seeing BGT back reinforced this feeling. And, aside from the triviality of convening the ICC to address the issue of Peter Daszak and Anthony Fauci, perhaps not much remains of that period in human history. We've been lucky in such case, we must never forget that, and we have to repair our social institutions for the next time those murderous idiots try to take charge.
BGT started with a flurry of 'four yeses' contestants. Of course it's all somewhat contrived, as the producers are gleaning their materials from hundreds of hours of footage and are trying to put together the best possible show for the toughest time slot in television. But BGT has been the best show ever, even if interest had been flagging in recent years and led the producers to insert obviously 'staged' or 'scripted' acts. So that the show should begin strong as it did is not something to worry about.
Eventually they brought on a dud dressed as a crow. When asked what his name was, the crow replied 'Jim', and no one from that side of the pond caught the irony. (His name really is 'Jim'.)
But this had to be leading up to something grand. This is how the show was to be made, and everyone knew it. The moment came when Loren Allred appeared on stage. This is going to be a golden buzzer act - you just knew it.
Who is Loren Allred? Who indeed? She's studied at Berklee. She was hired by a movie production team to do what are known as 'reference vocals' to help the real cast learn their material. But the actual singer opted out of singing, as Loren's own vocal was just too good.
The movie was The Greatest Showman and the song was Never Enough.
Was this scripted by BGT's production? Perhaps. Simon Cowell certainly needed a strong comeback. What many people found strange is that Loren should complain she's previously chosen to stay out of the limelight and only now put a face on what today is a world-famous vocal performance. But to that there are two words which sum it all up.
David Foster's had Loren on his PBS special where she sang the same song. Loren's also toured with Andrea Bocelli (as many others have done) and it's known that Foster's worked closely with Bocelli for years. And Foster thinks the world of Loren.
So why does Loren still not have a recording contract? Her answer to Simon Cowell seems incongruous, given her talent, but it can be true. Foster's not only produced Andrea Bocelli, he's also produced Phil Collins and countless others, and he signed the Corrs on the spot after they ambushed him in his New York studio. He obviously thinks the world of Loren, so perhaps people should temper their speculation until more is known and, for now, take her at her word.
This is a grand performance. The statuesque Loren really belts it out here. Enjoy this, enjoy the return of BGT, and tentatively celebrate the end of a worldwide existential threat posed not only by a toxic pathogen out of the Strangelove mind of Tony Fauci and Peter Daszak but also the directly murderous behaviour of Mr William Gates who cared no more for you this time around than he did when he got you to run his jalopy Windows and suffer through all those viruses there too.
Justice will hopefully be served. There is no way humanity will otherwise live this down. Until then - until better times, until there's more honesty and accountability in representational governance - enjoy this singer and this audience, as it's the British audience who've always made BGT the enormous success it's been.