“I Will Survive” to me has been one of the best shows of the year – probably the best on free to air. Why = you will ask when it rates below 300,000? I ask why is X Factor getting above 1.6 million with less talent?
There is TRUE talent there on Network Ten . Why the public has not embraced it is beyond me. The talent of Davin Griffith Jones, Tom Sharah and others is incomparable. Is Australia getting into a rut on TV?
I truly believe that IWS (I Will Survive) was a unique and credible venture by Ten, that, if I was a program director, I would have embraced. Seeing the amazing talent and vocal skills of the men on this show, demonstrate the lack of skill on mass audience shows like The X Factor, The Voice, Idol and the like.
IWS has so many new talents yet also people experiencing the field such as Nathan Foley, when I started watching the show I could only see him as Nathan from Hi-5. I now want to see hom as a performer in concert as himself and he has shaken of the Hi-5 image. Tom, to me, is as Kelly Roland said, a STAR, as are most of the talent on this show.
How do we compare this to the X Factor which beats it in ratings by 1.4 million? X Factor is for mainstream people and I do not see a quarter of the talent I am experiencing on IWS.
So how is Australia judging talent? Can we only chose tweeted and Facebooked people that don’t know the quality of show tunes and love and embrace the quality of a voice that can move you to tears? I am so sad that this show has not worked. I am not paid by Ten, but this my true opinion. Each week I look forward to writing about this show nd am very sorry for anyone who recognises talent and has to suffer the reality of The X Factor due to peer pressure over the talent that is shown on IWS.
I am watching the last performance again – whch I have seen three times – and yes – Tom deserved to be safe – but I think they all should have been! OK – I am a IWS whore – but look at the alternative.