This story is a solid reminder to everyone to never give up on your dreams. You might not achieve your goal instantly, but if it’s meant for you, it’s meant for you.
Just like Danny Tetley, for example. He wanted to be a singer, so the best thing that he thought that would bump up his music career was to audition for “Pop Idol” in 2001, where Simon Cowell was a judge. However, things didn’t go his way at the time.
“Simon was very nice, but back then it was a very image-led business.”
Fast forward to 2018, and he’s back to try and change Cowell’s mind. Like most series of “The X Factor,” this year is set to treat us to plenty of familiar faces, with Tetley auditioning for the judges in the very first episode.
The new panel of judges got to work for the first time together as Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, and Louis Tomlinson started their search for UK’s next singing sensation.
The 37-year-old barman from Yorkshire gave the judges and audience a laugh when he first walked out on stage. When Williams asked him why a career in entertainment hasn’t happened for him before, that’s when he revealed about his previous audition for Cowell.
“I did try for Simon many years ago on a TV show called ‘Pop Idol,’ not a lot happened, it’s why I’m back here … This for me is my World Cup final, I’ve waited 17 years to show I’ve still got it, I’ve still got the same passion as before.”
Tetley then gave a show-stopping performance of “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the musical “Dreamgirls.”
His unique voice and fantastic stage presence were enough to leave the judges in awe and give him a standing ovation.
Tetley’s powerful performance made Cowell apologize:
“The music business has to be more open-minded; it should be about who deserves an opportunity. And I could not be happier for you … I want to give you a yes and come up there and apologize for what I said to you 17 years ago.”
Watch the video here:
Real-Life Sam From ‘I Am Legend’ Is Still A Very Good Girl
Abbey is now 13 years old but still looking good!
Most people were understandably confused with the I Am Legend storyline. However, there is little doubt that everyone fell in love with the smart German Shepherd dog named Sam. Not surprisingly, the adorable dog who played Sam is still very much alive. In addition to that, she is still a very good girl.
Abbey was only three years old when she starred alongside Will Smith in I Am Legend. The intelligent GSD immediately stole the show as Robert Neville's only companion. Today, Abbey is 13-years-old and happily living with her trainer Steve Berens.
She might be older but Abbey still knows how to strike a pose.
Bert And Ernie Are A Gay Couple, Declares ‘Sesame Street’ Writer
“I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple,” said the writer.
Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie have always been an interesting point of conversation among adults. We know they’re supposed to be bestfriends but they live together in a single house and share the same bedroom, right? So could they actually be a gay couple?
That may sound like a silly question but according to a former Sesame Street writer, yes, they are indeed an item! In an interview with Queerty, writer Mark Saltzman revealed something interesting about the two’s relationship.
9 Celebrities Who Turned Down Iconic Roles
It’s quite strange to imagine some famous flicks with a different star in them.
Most celebrities are offered so many roles on the daily basis that they don’t want to worry about being unemployed. However, they may sometimes have a dilemma as to what role they should take or decline.
Since it’s hard to predict if the project will be a hit, it’s quite normal for stars to turn down some of the offers. Here are some of Hollywood’s most bankable roles — and they were rejected by some of the movie industry’s biggest actors.
1. Sean Connery as Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings” and Morpheus in “The Matrix”