Musical crimes with the kids from Young Talent Time
It’s a little harsh to be making fun of the little scamps from Young Talent time, after all they have many long and painful years of high school ahead of them. But if those kiddies don’t regret appearing on the show now they will soon enough.
1.13 million trainwreck fans tuned in to watch the first episode of this year’s re-boot of the series, hosted by one-time Paris Hilton conquest Rob Mills, but with the ratings plunging the show has already been dumped from its Sunday night prime-time slot.
A full cancellation can’t be too far off, which will pave the way for several of the cast members to reinvent themselves to win a top five placing on a Hottest 100 countdown, win the Australian Music Prize in 2020 or form a pop punk band that tours Iraq.
The kiddies seem to be in their element with the safe terrain provided by chart toppers of dubious talent like Jessie J, One Direction and LMAFO, but the horrors that can occur when they cover songs that you might actually have on your iPod are something else all together. Somehow Foo Fighters and Muse have managed to avoid the indignity of a Young Talent Time appearance, but White Stripes, Gotye and Silverchair haven’t been so lucky. Even older favourites from Queen, Guns N’ Roses and Blondie have suffered in a series of tuneless violations that should have drawn attention from the UN.
Among the many ‘highlights’ provided by the first (and hopefully only) revival season include a the staggering air guitar work on a version of the Gunners Sweet Child of Mine, a cover of Seven Nation Army with the lyrics changes to be more suitable for a the audience (remember kids – cigarette’s are bad!) and what appears to be the chorus line from a community theatre production of Oliver! tackling Wolfmother’s Joker and the Thief. That last one is a horror that simply can’t be unseen.
Wolfmother Joker and the Thief
Silverchair Straight Lines
Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child of Mine
Gotye I Feel Better
White Stripes Seven Nation Army
Crowded House Don’t Dream It’s Over
Kings of Leon Use Somebody
Continue on (if you dare) to witness the kids murdering Jay-Z, Blondie and Joe Satriani, and even preforming interpretative dances to Cinematic Orchestra.