Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Mine is watching all the youtube clips from the many music reality shows like American Idol, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, etc, etc. Hours and hours, late into the night I watch one after another – any clip with more than 1M views is a must see. I get extra excited when I see a new clip trending fast and I also love re-watching the classic viral auditions with 10M+ views.
The storyline is almost always the same – a young or old, definitely quirky, often less attractive person almost certainly with a boring minimum wage job is previewed backstage before walking out on to stage to face the judges. They give an awkward but short introduction and then take a deep breath as the music is cued. The judges and crowd have been listening for hours to lackluster or disastrous auditions and before that opening note there is absolutely NO WAY to know what level of talent someone has. They can look all hipster cool and yet sing like a tortured animal … you just never quite know what undiscovered talent is right around the corner about to step on stage.