When a little girl has a meltdown on national television, isn't it time to turn the cameras off?
Momlogic's Andrea: I just saw one of the saddest things on television. Ever. Hollie Steel, the younger and cuter singer of the latest "Britain's Got Talent" invasion, had a difficult time getting through her rendition of "Edelweiss" -- in fact, she lost it in the middle, forgot the words, and burst into tears. She was trying to get into the show's final round.
Obviously, Hollie, who is all but 10, has been put under so much stress she literally lost her marbles onstage. You'd think they would've turned off the cameras, right? Little girl. Crying. National Television. Nope. Instead, the two unctuous hosts came and met the inconsolable girl onstage, offered her water, and said she could try the song again -- but quickly rescinded their offer. Of course, Hollie, upon hearing the news, loses it again and almost starts hyperventilating. Is this supposed to be family entertainment?!
Who's to blame for the heart-wrenching display?
I think the producers (shame on you, Simon) are, for keeping her onstage; her mother, for allowing it -- and for perching herself on the stage, presumably to show her daughter support during her "take two"; and anyone who's griping about the fact that Simon said he would give the little singing powerhouse a second chance later in the show. We're talking about a 10-year-old girl here!! What should have happened is the kid should have been taken out for an ice cream and been allowed to start acting like a kid again instead of a trained monkey -- albeit one with a stunning voice.
What do you think? Should Hollie be given a second chance, or should this be the end of her show business career and the beginning of her childhood?