Watching Britain’s Got Talent go up in smoke as the nation voted for a dog, Simon Cowell reckoned he could squeeze a few dregs from the disaster.
Barely was the dog crowned winner than Cowell’s flaks were onto the Mirror’s 3 am desk, telling them that the mogul was pushing ahead with the runnerup, Jonathan Antoine, who was going to be groomed as ‘the British Pavarotti.’
Cowell has put him together with the Charlotte Church guru Jonathan Shalit, and together they will make his (read: their) fortune.
What Jonathan has in common with Luciano is a high voice and weight issues. The latter never bothered Pavarotti, who made them his trademark. Jonathan seems rather more fragile. I hope he survives the Cowell machine.