Ok, so I decided I’d get on and vent…
After quite a negative online review from somebody re the TestostaTones BGT YouTube shortlistng – who has based it purely on the visual aspect of our video.
Firstly: we are not models. We don’t think so. You won’t – we learnt to live with that disgusting injustice a long time ago.
Secondly: we didn’t record this video for BGT. If we ever record video’s, it’s usually so that when Richard claims Stephen has stolen his harmony, we can produce evidence and prove one of them wrong.
Clearly we are not performing or dressed to impress and if there’s a coke can in shot and some tangerines, then maybe someone should recognise the product placement and send us a years free supply or something.
To be honest, between the 5 of us, we have varying degrees of annoyance about this. From ‘water off a ducks back’ to ‘actually, that was quite unnecessarily hurtful’.
But the real point is something far more distasteful and that is – it is not ok to belittle people or mock their talent…. If somebody is clearly not gifted then it is the responsibility of the producers to tell them so in early auditions and not set them up for humiliation and ridicule. For those who are doing it seriously, if it’s not your thing, don’t try and make it not others people’s thing either… Let them make their own decision!
As we’ve learnt from previous BGT’s, talent doesn’t always come in a size 10 or toned and tanned (Susan Boyle, Michael Collings) and if you are surprised that somebody is actually very good when they start doing their thing, then that says more about you than them. Don’t contribute to people trying to fit into the pressures of a skinny, white teethed mould.
We did actually have a different video submitted and BGT asked us for something else because they had licensing issues with the original video and couldn’t use it. That’s why we supplied this one – but only when they advised we’d got to second base.
Please keep voting for us if you like our music. It doesn’t matter what we look like or how we play the game. It’s a talent show and should be based on the talent we’ve submitted.
Anyway, gotta go and vomit up my dinner.