Originally posted by DJDoreen:
Thanks to all who posted! How cool this is to 'chat' with people who like to cruise like I do One of the staff told me Carnival is going to this format EXCEPT for shorter cruises. The one I am going on is 4 nights so I was hoping it was the old way on this one. I agree, it's almost impossible to get to karaoke and if you can, it's too late to get in to sing. They need to get a better method. I like the legends show but think you should be able to choose a singer and not just be one of the 8 or so that THEY pick. Anyone else agree?
I have sung in about 12 Old fashioned talent shows and 5 Legends shows. I have been Aretha, Gloria (twice), Elton John (they don't allow different sexes to audition but they did not have anyone try out and I knew the song) and Cher (again not a usual passenger position ~~ the ACD usually does this slot...but he hurt his knee on the Legend and I knew the routine so I filled in).
I do love both venues. I love the costumes and the wigs. Elton John never looked so good!!!
But I also love the flexibility of the Talent Show.
I do understand why they added the Legend Show.'
In all our years of cruising, with the Talent Show....the Social Host never knew what they were going to get.
With the Legend Show, the karaoke host at least gets the chance to select someone who can carry a tune and Carnival can control the content.
We have seen good and not so good in both.
While I miss the Talent Shows, I understand why they went to the Legend. Carnival has invested the money in the costumes, copyrights etc so it will be in place for some time to come.