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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2004
I have always been a fan of the ITV phenomenon that is Pop Idol - I watched the first series, where a now-famous and very popular Will Young won the competition. Now, with the second series, I can happily say I enjoyed the experience moreover.
The video, entitled Living The Dream, is the title given to Michelle McManus after she was crowned Queen of Pop Idol - all becuase the bookies said she couldn't do it!
I thurally enjoy watching this video. My favourite bits are Warren and Eye of The Tiger, The Matrix Man, and the mixture of contestants who were, to say it politely, 'not very good'.
However, there are several disappointing aspects:
1. The final 12 are edited so that only half of their performances are seen, and most of the time you do not see all 12 - 3 contestants perform as they progress.
2. The Final should have been unedited so that it ends the video on a very good standard - you only see sections.
3. Judges comments are scattered all over - there should have been a pattern such as the comments after each performance... not in between and during performances which puts you off watching.
Overall, enjoyable but in a strange way.... I give this 3 out of 5... if you want the whole series and more footage, buy the DVD version for a couple of quid more.