I am not really a fan of Britain's Got Talent. Don't get me wrong, I love some of the acts who have appeared on the show but I feel the show itself is presented in a bizarre and fake way. To me, one quarter of show is about the talent and the other three quarters seem to be what is going on backstage and what the judges are eating for their lunch! I was in Glyndebourne attending an Opera on the weekend of the BGT final so did not watch it live. When I arrived home however, my sister informed me that a lady had 'ran to front of stage' during one of the acts and thrown eggs towards the judges. Footage below.
After having watched the footage I realised that the young lady actually got up from the string section meaning she was in fact part of the performance herself! I decided to investigate further....
The egg thrower is a 30 year old viola player named Natalie Host and what spurred her to do such a thing was the fact that all instrumental musicians including herself were told to 'mime' as if they were playing their instruments during the performance. Natalie would have preferred to play live. She was aiming for Simon when she threw the eggs (which she had smuggled on stage in her tights) because she believes he is to blame for the fake aspect of the show. One egg did hit Simon and stained his jacket.
Although the violist showed a sense of regret for spoiling the singers performance after her stunt, she has shown little remorse for what she did to Simon. Natalie believes he has had a 'dreadful influence on the music industry'.
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Sazrah is a UK music producer who has composed music for BBC 1xtra, Film, Catwalk and famous artists. Her blogs are about upcoming artists, music industry tips and general chit chat!