With the huge number of talent shows on television these days and social media sending auditionees “viral” all the time, the editors and producers of the shows are always trying to make someone “happen”. Whether it’s the next Susan Boyle moment with a socially awkward person blowing the world away with an amazing voice or a tragic life story and the person over coming all odds to be fantastic, it feels like the people are being rammed down our throats all the time. The new season of Australian X-Factor started last night and while I hadn’t seen any of the promos on tv a lot of people were talking about “that little 14 year old kid” who was apparently amazing.
Well I watched his audition online today and it’s bloody fantastic. I’m posting the longer clip of Jai Waetford’s audition because Ronan Keating got him to also sing one of his own songs. This kid taught himself to play guitar from youtube videos. It’s also really sweet to see a 14 year old boy who isn’t going through that sullen, grumpy phase where they hate their mother. He’s got a strong bond with his mum and he seems like a genuinely nice kid, with a great voice. Enjoy.