It's getting hard to shock us on reality shows anymore, but Edward Reid managed to shock the entire audience this week of Britain's Got Talent, the same show that "discovered" Susan Boyle.
A drama teacher from Scotland, Reid didn't shock with the quality of his voice (though certainly he is talented), but with his choice of songs. The singer belted out the lyrics to "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"; "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"; and "Humpty Dumpty." My toddlers would be thrilled.
See for yourself:
Of course, now he is being accused of stealing the idea, but he claims he came up with it himself while working with twins who had autism. And as someone who once watched my husband belt out the ABC's in a dive bar in North Carolina (to jeers and tossed beer cups from the audience), I am pretty sure this idea isn't unique to any one band or person. And Reid pulls it off.
That said, I am sticking with my rendition of "Old MacDonald." I have a terrible voice and I can't sing a note, but it's something the kids and I do together. And even if they did want a professional to sing (the little traitors!), it would be a much faster paced and fun version than this one.
What do you think of the song?
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