JP/Chris O’connor I am not really an avid TV fan and can go weeks without the need to search for the perpetually missing remote. Among the programs I avoid, perhaps due to childhood memories of Opportunity Knocks, are the talent shows such as American Idol and The X Factor.
However, even the most skeptical among us can recognize and be grateful that in some cases, winning or even appearing as a finalist, on such a talent show can launch a performing career that may otherwise have been lost. There have been a plethora of past and modern day superstars born this way, but in recent years perhaps the most dramatic has been Britain’s Got Talent contestant number 43,212, Susan Boyle.
On New Year’s Eve, Bali’s newest premier resort, the extravagant Mulia Resort and Villas in Nusa Dua, hosted another similarly successful and extraordinarily popular contestant from the Ameri...