Monday 10 June 2013

Violist justifies Cowell egg attack

Violist Natalie Holt has written about her “little act of protest”, a much-reported egg-throwing attack on pop music mega mogul Simon Cowell during Saturday night’s live Britain’s Got Talent final. In a piece for The Guardian, Holt said that her stunt had been motivated by a belief that Cowell “has too much power and influence in the entertainment industry. I also just wanted to make him look a bit silly.” Holt plays with string quartet Raven, an ensemble occupying a position somewhere between the conventional string quartet and cross-over act Bond.

The makers of BGT were quick to scrub Youtube of footage of the incident, which featured Holt grinning while pelting Cowell with eggs. The Telegraph have managed to retain their footage (warning: contains naff cod-operatic singing). 

1 comment:

Andrew Morris said...

This Facebook comment is worth repeating: "The thing is - you really can't be a contestant on the show one year and the following year stage a protest against Simon Cowell and his 'dreadful influence on the music industry'... She's just made herself look like a bitter, deranged idiot..."