The new tv show the “Singing Bee” gets a big thumbs down from me. The concept was great and I had fun singing along (I could’ve won), but what was with the choices of songs and the dancers? In my opinion, the “Singing Bee” is being touted as a family show, since it follows “America’s Got Talent” which is pretty decent (although I take issue with some of the “acts” they allow) and the fact that it is being put in the “family” time slot.
The show started out fun and amusing and then suddenly a group of scantily clad women jumped up on stage and started dancing as the show broke for the first commercial. I was appalled. My sister called (and she doesn’t call for no reason) to ask if I was watching it and to tell me she was disgusted by the dancing. What was the purpose? They could just as well have used that 10-15 seconds to pan the audience and show people dancing, singing and having a good time just like they did when the show opened. Pointless. I guess the producers didn’t have enough faith that their concept could float on it’s own so they threw in the “sex factor” to get attention. :-& No thanks.
On top of that, the song choices could’ve been a little more appropriate for younger audiences. Lines like “looking for tush” were stuck in there for shock value, I suppose. Ridiculous. There are a lot of good songs out there that don’t involve references to sex or use foul language (you watch – they will throw that in eventually).
Boo, NBC. Big, fat BOO. We are not impressed. [-(