Gareth Oliver the Ventriloquist on BGT 2009

Fair or not, when I watched Gareth Oliver on Britain’s Got Talent I couldn’t help but compare him to America’s Got Talent winner, Terry Fator. In making that comparison, Gareth is super talented, but not even close to the talent that Terry Fator has. I really think that Gareth could get to the level of Terry Fator, but he’s not there yet.

Yes, I know I’m talking about a ventriloquist. I felt the same way about Terry on America’s Got Talent. He really seemed like a one trick pony. However, once I saw Terry Fator’s 2 hour show live and laughed the whole time I decided to change my opinion. With all of that said, I think that Gareth Oliver has a really bright future. The ability to throw your voice like he did is a great talent to have.

Check out Gareth Oliver’s BGT semi final audition singing the song “‘O Sole Mio” Luciano Pavarotti - Romantica: The Very Best of Luciano Pavarotti - O sole mio by Luciano Pavarotti (and every other Italian artist known to man)

Watching that performance. I think that the judges were right to not make him a Britain’s Got Talent finalist.