“Oh what a terrible singer, oh what a terrible song, had he performed on Red Faces, Red would have bashed down the gong!”
OK, so bad singing wasn’t anything unusual for Pot Luck, right? What was unusual about James Cook’s performance is the extreme clemency offered by Bernard. He refused to pass judgment due to ‘some notes being attractive’ and James being ‘a good looking subject with a pleasant, willing face’. Bernard suggested that James should come back when he felt more confident.
Ricky May was less charitable, however – in Ricky’s defence – he appeared to be gobsmacked by both the performance and Bernard’s decision to withhold a score. Whilst Ricky and Bernard were doing their best to be nice, Ernie finally said what everyone else was thinking.