On Talent Competition Show Spoilers

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We ran into a bit of a kerfuffle with some of our fans here at Talent Recap when we posted on Darci Lynne Farmer winning America’s Got Talent last Wednesday. While most commenters were positive, many people were angry at us for having posted about her win and therefore “spoiling” it for them before they could watch.

The reality is that the nature of our work is that we write about these talent competition shows to give commentary and engage with fellow fans. As it was the America’s Got Talent finale, we had to report on it and we had to do it as it was happening. If we had not and waited until the next day, it wouldn’t have been as effective. At any rate it is doubtful that if you didn’t watch it the night before you weren’t going to watch it by the next morning. We cannot wait days or weeks for everyone to catch up.


Look, I get it, I hate spoilers too. Sometimes you aren’t able to see a movie the weekend it comes out or watch a show when it’s first on. The key is to stay off social media. If I don’t catch Game of Thrones, for example, I don’t go on Facebook or Twitter until I do. I do apologize to anyone who had the ending spoiled. Sorry, from the bottom of our hearts. BUT we have to do our job, you know?

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