It was a massive lift on last year’s AGT final which had around 1.6 million tuned in to see dance act Justice Crew take the prize.
But the quality of contestants on this year’s show and the resulting more-considered judging from Dannii Minogue, Kyle Sandilands and Brian McFadden saw it become appointment television across all the key demographics which networks set advertising rates on.
The result? The biggest talent show hit on Australian television for almost a decade.
The 14-year-old defied a nasty Facebook campaign, holding his nerve to win the blockbuster Channel 7 talent search series.
A sinister shadow was cast over the competition finale after a $500,000 bounty for vigilantes to "inflict a slow and painful death" on the young singer was posted last week on the social network.
But Vidgen and his family chose to "ignore it completely" instead of lodging a formal police complaint. The relieved Manly teenager said he would not be put off his performance by the vicious campaign designed to unsettle him.
"If I had paid any attention to it, it would have affected me but I'm not one of those people who take it to heart. There are kids out there that do that stuff but I ignored it pretty much," he said.
"I am so happy and so relieved I can go and celebrate now."
Vidgen be*t illusionist Cosentino and hip hop artist Timomatic to take the title.
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Posted By: KneesNtoes |
4/18/12 3:14 PM
People are sick to attack a kid trying to make a name for himself "die slowly" thats really sad anyone has the nerve to say something like that to a 14 year old