The TV Talent Show Tribute Song
(to the tune of ''Do You Hear the People Sing'' – from Les Miserables)
Have you heard the hopefuls sing?
Singing a song to angry men?
It is a discord of the like
You'll sadly hear again, again.
When the screeching of a girl
Echoes the bleating and the squawks,
There is a rant about to start
When the panel talks.
Will you watch the panel cringe,
Sitting with fingers in your ears?
After ordeal of auditions
Many singers leave in tears.
We watch all the shows
And they give us the laugh of our years.
We've all heard the hopefuls sing,
Singing the songs that cause us pain.
It is the music of a sort
That will offend our ears again.
When the shouting out of tune
Echoes the blaring and the squeaks,
There is a row about to start
When the panel speaks.
Will you vote in all the shows -
Select the one with the best voice?
Some will fall and some survive –
Will you dial up and make your choice?
The makers will profit;
Their coffers will fill; they'll rejoice!
Did you hear the hopefuls sing,
Wishing that you could try, as well.
If you have thought, I could do better
And I'll show Simon Cowell!
Then you'll have to go along,
Sticking a number on your chest.
Sing the panel your favourite song,
And hope for the best!