Monday, October 16, 2006

Charlotte Church show - what a star!

Remember Charlotte Church? Voice of an angel, the teenager who could sing. She grew up amid tabloids following her about getting trollied and being a bit of a tart – well now that she’s grown up, she’s quite something. She has just completed the first run of the Charlotte Church Show – an evening talk show which is remarkably funny. She takes the piss out of the rich and famous, happily lets others do the same and has proven herself to be a comedian and a damned good show host. All at the age of 20!
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She is bloody good, she has shown that you don’t have to be a braindead talentless tart with tits to be successful as a young woman on British TV (and that is a big ask). Her series was a success, with Channel 4 commissioning a second series – so good for her. The great British bashing machine has failed to bring her down, she is settled with Gavin Henson, the Welsh rugby player, and actually has some talent.
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The last show in the current series did have a killer ending though. Amy Winehouse (yes that is her name) was completely off her face when singing a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Beat it”. The recording allegedly took three takes, and Church saves it from being a total disaster, but the editing has kept Winehouse out of most camera shots and she hasn’t been interviewed at all, which is unusual.
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So here you go, on Youtube: a talented mature young woman contrasted with a stupid little drug head.

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