This clip from “Norway’s Got Talent” is a microcosm of why I can’t stand reality competition shows: even when someone cool or talented is performing — in this case, a pop-and-locking ten-year-old named Tord — the producers relentlessly cut to reaction shots from the judges and audience. Seriously, Tord is AMAZING, but half of the screen time goes to a beefy, unshaven judge who makes lascivious faces at the little kid. I’d be annoyed if I weren’t too busy being creeped out.
And what the hell is this? Is this a poorly dressed man or a really ugly lesbian?
I hadn’t really thought of it before, but everything about this video is proof that Norway sucks. The only thing remotely cool is Tord, and he wouldn’t survive a week in an American public school. No child’s name should be that similar to the words “turd” and “retarded.”