Reality TV is garbaggio.
But it has given people like 53-year-old Jacqueline Faye the chance to share their gift.
There is nothing about this performance that won’t make your heart sing. From her nervousness, obvious love for her husband and her quiet life, and the unconcealable scorn of the audience.
That’s the best part: the brown sandwiches they’re force-fed.
The only thing to hate is that reality TV highlights the big-bang of choruses rather than the light and shade of verses. These shows are designed to get the audience bellowing at big notes, so Jacqueline’s performance is geared to the crescendo. But the joy she brings to the stage will lighten even the heaviest heart.
And for purists, here is the original. It’s not bad either …