Local sparkie fails to dazzle
IF YOU thought you recognised someone on Channel Seven's Australia's Got Talent the other night, you were probably right.
Yamba electrician Bill Venn donned a 19th century French peasant costume and started singing Master of the House from Les Miserables to a less than appreciative audience before being “Xd” out by all three judges
Kyle Sandilands, the judge many love to hate, didn't miss the chance to mock Mr Venn, who naturally assumed he was out of the competition at that stage with the words “well I'd better go back to being an electrician then”.
Sandilands: “Sometimes, we buzz out because we've seen enough and we recognise a star when we see it.”
“Oh, I see,” replied Mr Venn.
“In this case, no,” said Sandilands and Mr Venn laughed.
Mr Venn's son Daniel notified The Daily Examiner about his father's brush with fame and blamed poor song choice for his demise on the show.
“It's a bit of an old-fashioned song. I told him to do something more modern,” he said. “He does Unchained Melody really well. He'll probably go back next year and do that one.”
Nonetheless, Daniel said he was still proud of his dad for having a go.
“I couldn't believe it, it was hilarious.”
Mr Venn, who is holidaying in Tahiti until next week, had to pass an initial audition in Coffs Harbour before being flown to Sydney for the televised audition.
He has performed in local musicals, eisteddfods, rotary functions and weddings and has quite a few karaoke awards under his belt.