Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
A children's competition is an easy subject from which to draw exhilaration and drama, and Blitz finds the right notes. He helps these kids make a real impression, which is tough considering how alike some of them look. We know that one of them will win (would Blitz show us eight losers?), but there's real drama watching them get whittled down, and young Harry Altman's facial contortions at the microphone are hilarious. Would it have killed Blitz to show us each word on the screen, though?