Articles tagged with ‘Britain’s Got Talent’
Posted on April 14th, 2016 at 10:28 am by SBGLA
I guess his mother Posh Spice was a singer (of sorts) …
So why I am not surprised to hear that Cruz Beckham has just discovered he can sing too… And his voice is a damn sight better than his mother’s!
The young Beckham has now been tipped as the next Justin Bieber after Victoria shared a video of his super singing voice. Oo-er!
The former Spice Girls star took to Instagram earlier this week to upload a clip of her son, giving a pitch perfect rendition of Twista Feat. Faith Evans 2005 hit ‘Hope‘.
The song was covered by Britain’s Got Talent stars Bars and Melody in 2014 and retitled ‘Hopeful’.
In the video, Crus is seen showing off his best pop star moves as he belts out the track.
Victoria captioned the video: “Super cute Cruz!! @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham #proudmummy X v”.
The youngster appears to be keen to follow in his mother’s footsteps by launching a pop career.
His first rate performance has won over fans, who flooded Victoria’s Instagram account with gushing comments about the youngster’s singing.
One follower even suggested cruz could be the next Justin Bieber, writing: “What a cutie! let’s get rid of bieber and have him instead”, and another added: “Am I hearing the new @justinbieber???”
Other fans suggested Victoria posted the video to help kickstart her son’s singing career, and they have tipped him as the next big thing.
Victoria and David’s talented kids look all look set to follow their parents into the spotlight.
Brooklyn is already a keen photographer, and his young brother Romeo, has modelled for Burberry.
The couple also have a daughter, Harper… I wonder what we can expect from her in the coming years!
Posted on September 10th, 2015 at 10:52 am by SBGLA
Comedian David Walliams is set to split from model wife Lara Stone in what appears to be a quickie divorce… Oo-er!
The couple reportedly agreed to a “trial separation” in March and have now filed for a formal decree nisi at London’s Central Family Court.
If it is approved their marriage will be over within just six weeks.
An insider told the Daily Mirror back in June: “David was holding out hope that he and Lara would stay together.
“But after going to America this month he realised he needs to try and move on.”
David and Lara began dating in September 2009 after the Dutch model had a stint in rehab battling alcoholism.
The talent show judge took her to watch a Chelsea football match and then wooed her by filling her home with flowers…
Hmm, I wonder what brought this on then…Hmm, perhaps Lara had her fair share of “bitty” and was over it!
Posted on May 18th, 2014 at 7:40 am by SBGLA
The UK’s top music millionaires have been compiled for the new Sunday Times Rich List, which will be published at the weekend.
Simon Cowell looking properly minted thanks to the success of his TV shows Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.
And the 54-year-old’s SYCO record label has boomed thanks to acts including One Direction, Leona Lewis, 29, and Susan Boyle, 53.
Cowell’s £300m fortune place the father-of-one as the eighth richest music millionaire. He owns a £13m home in Beverly Hills, a £10m villa in Barbados, a £7.5m pilein London and other properties in Malaga and Dubai.
Len Blavatnik, 56, owner of Warner Music, tops the list of the UK- based wealthy, with a fortune of £10billion.
Musicals mogul Sir Cameron Mackintosh, 67, is singing all the way to the bank in third, as he’s worth £1bn.
Sir Paul McCartney, 71, takes fourth with £710m, while Irish rock band U2 are sixth with £428m.
Sir Elton John, 67, makes the top 10 with £260m, and Sir Mick Jagger, 70, rolls into 12th with £215m.
Posh Spice’s pop star past sees Victoria Beckham, 40, and husband David, 39, tot up £210m to take 13th place.
Meanwhile, singer Adele, 26, heads the list of those aged 30 and under, with a fortune of £45m.
And One Direction have a combined wealth of £70m, making its members worth £14m each.
This has jumped from £5m for Niall Horan, 20, Zayn Malik, 21, Liam Payne, 20, Harry Styles, 20, and Louis Tomlinson, 22, in 2013.
The former X Factor judge has a fortune of £16m, while Lewis is worth £13m.Take That star Gary Barlow is now estimated to be worth £65 million – more than doubling the £30 million he held five years ago, while Geordie babe Cheryl Cole, 30, and pop star Leona Lewis join Adele as the only females in the top 10.
The list is based on land, property, and other assets such as art, racehorses and stocks and shares.
1 Len Blavatnik: £10bn
2 Clive Calder, record label owner: £1.4bn
3 Sir Cameron Mackintosh: £1bn
4 Sir Paul McCartney: £710m
5 Lord Lloyd-Webber: £640m
6 U2: £428m
7 Simon Fuller, music manager: £382m
8= Simon Cowell: £300m
8= Mohammad and Kamaliya Zahoor, record label boss and ex Miss World: £300m
10 Sir Elton John: £260m
11 Baron Palumbo, arts supporter: £250m
12 Sir Mick Jagger: £215m
13 David and Victoria Beckham: £210m
14 Rolling Stone Keith Richards: £200m
15 Riverdance star Michael Flatley: £193m
16 Olivia and Dhani Harrison, George Harrison’s widow and son: £190m
17 Sting: £180m
18 Ringo Starr: £170m
19 Roger Waters of Pink Floyd: £160m
20 Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey, music promoters: £153m
RICHEST YOUNG MUSICIANS
1 Soulful singer Adele: £45m
2 Producer and DJ Calvin Harris: £30m
3 Cheryl Cole: £16m
4= Niall Horan: £14m
4= Zayn Malik: £14m
4= Liam Payne: £14m
4= Harry Styles: £14m
4= Louis Tomlinson: £14m
9= Leona Lewis: £13m
9= Marcus Mumford from Mumford & Sons: £13m
11 Singer Katie Melua: £12m
12= Pop star Jessie J: £10m
12= Singer Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine: £10m
14 Alex Turner, lead singer with Arctic Monkeys: £9m
15= Charlotte Church: £8m
15= Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons: £8m each
15= Singer and telly presenter Olly Murs: £8m
15= Rapper Dizzee Rascal: £8m
15= Singer Emeli Sande: £8m
15= Jamal Edwards, urban music guru from SB.TV: £8m
Posted on February 24th, 2014 at 7:14 am by SBGLA
Though I think he’ll find a new home rather quickly, Piers Morgan‘s prime time talk show has been axed by broadcaster CNN.
The outspoken British journalist succeeded legendary anchor Larry King three years ago however his show, Piers Morgan Live, has had consistently poor ratings. Oo-er!
A CNN spokesperson told Sky News: “CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending. The date of the final program is still to be determined.”
It was recently revealed that Morgan was interviewed by police over phone-hacking allegations although CNN have insisted the news was not a factor in Morgan’s dismissal.
Morgan is a former U.K. tabloid editor who reinvented himself as a TV personality with stints as a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent“ and its U.S. spinoff, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and as a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
He recently stated: “I think I can credibly do news and the ratings reflect that, but it is not really the show that I set out to do.” He also admitted his show had “taken a bath in the ratings” and that it had been a “painful period”.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarising, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he told The New York Times.
“There are all kinds of people who can do news here. I’d like to do work – interviews with big celebrities and powerful people – that is better suited to what I do well.”
Earlier this month, Morgan confirmed that he was interviewed in December by British police investigating the illegal interception of telephone voicemails. Morgan, who said he had given a previous witness statement, has consistently denied wrongdoing.
CNN did not comment on Morgan’s future with the channel.
Posted on January 28th, 2014 at 9:58 am by SBGLA
I almost fell off my chair at this one when I first heard it, according to the UK’s Sun on Sunday singer Susan Boyle has applied for a minimum £6.00 an hour wage job as a cashier at a branch of bookmakers Ladbrokes.
Despite earning an estimated £20 million since finishing as runner-up on ‘Britain’s Got Talent‘ in 2009, Boyle reportedly filled out an application for the job in the Blackburn, Lothian branch of the chain.
The paper claims that ‘SuBo’ saw the advert for the job on Thursday and immediately inquired about taking the role.
Deputy manager David Corr said he was shocked to see the singer in the shop and for her to then speak to him about the job.
He told the Sun: “Susan Boyle walked into the shop and inquired about the job advertised in our window. We were all in shock. She explained she was really keen on working there and she lives nearby.
Obviously she doesn’t need the money so I think she saw it as a way of getting her out of her house and taking her mind off things.”
A spokesperson for Ladbrokes confirmed: “Susan came in to the shop and asked about the part-time position. She had previously applied for a job with us before she was famous. There must be something in the Britain’s Got Talent water as [BGT judge] Alesha Dixon worked for Ladbrokes before finding fame.”
Boyle was told if she wanted the job she would have to apply online. Oo-er!
Posted on December 10th, 2013 at 6:55 am by SBGLA
She rocketed to stardom on Britain’s Got Talent singing I Dreamed A Dream back in 2009, and now Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has revealed why her fame was initially very hard for her to understand and comprehend.
The 52-year-old revealed last weekend that she’s been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a developmental disorder that is a form of autism, it is characterized by poor social skills, physical clumsiness, and narrowly focused interests, it mainly affects social interaction and communication skills according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
She said she’s always known she was “different” even from a young age when other school kids called her “simple Susan.”
“I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label,” she said. “Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”
The diagnosis came about a year ago and she said helps explain why she also suffered from anxiety around strangers and struggled with eye contact while growing up.
SuBo noted “I have communicative difficulties, which leads to a lot of frustration. If people were a bit more patient it would help.”
“I am not strong on my own. When I have the support of people around me I am fine,” she said.
Boyle recently released her fifth studio album, a collection of Christmas recordings.
Her debut album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” sold more than 8 million copies around the world, making it the most popular album of 2009.
SuBo we love you…such an amazing woman!
Posted on March 4th, 2013 at 11:15 am by SBGLA
Britain’s Got Talent superstar Susan Boyle has landed her first movie role.
The singer was snapped in full costume in the Cotswolds area of England shooting scenes for The Christmas Candle.
Of the freezing cold temperatures while filming, Susan said: “Wearing “long johns” under her dress due to the chilly conditions.
“I can’t believe I’m making a film. I’m really enjoying the period costumes and stepping back in time – although it is very cold on location.”
SuBo, who will also sing on the soundtrack of the film that stars Les Misérables actress Samantha Barks, added: “I’m wearing long johns under my bustle!”
Barks join Susan on set just hours after landing in the UK following her Oscars appearance.
The movie is based on a story by author Max Lucado set in the 19th Century.
The sky is limit for Boyle, it seems… Good for her!
Posted on February 13th, 2013 at 8:50 am by Sean Borg
Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle teamed up with camp disco icons the Village People to make her first US telly ad.
The Scottish singer appeared alongside the YMCA act, 80s fave Tiffany and Lance Bass, from boyband ’N Sync, to plug Miracle Whip salad cream.
And the commercial was watched by millions of viewers during Sunday’s glittering Grammy awards show.
It sees SuBo and co record a spoof charity song pleading for shoppers to “end the prejudice” against the spread.
Susan, 51, belts out lines from Keep an Open Mouth and at one point makes her bandmates a cuppa.
The singer wrote on her website: “It was great to sing alongside the Village People.
“It’s not every day you can say you introduced an ’N Sync boy to a proper pot of tea?”