If you're a fan of TV talent shows, then you'll know the moments I'm about to describe. It's the moments that make you, at home, stand up and cheer. You're cheering because you're moved, you're moved because it's that human moment of identifying with the underdog, and you're hooked because you get to see the once-jeering judges eat humble pie. And then there's the amazing singing that follows suit. In today's Gotta Watch, we look at key moments in reality singing shows that have captured the imagination and spirit of fans.
Jonathan Antoine's booming opera voice leaves judges on "Britain's Got Talent" pronouncing him the next Pavarotti.
Move over Susan Boyle, "Korea's Got Talent" has found its next global talent sensation.
First "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts looks back on his win 2 years later.
47-year-old Susan Boyle's performance on "Britain's Got Talent" leaves the audience stunned and brings one judge to tears.
Unless you've grown up watching "The Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin religiously, or are a big fan of TV wildlife shows, chances are you haven't been up close and personal when it's feeding time out in the wild.
In today's Gotta Watch, we want to show you what happens when schools of sea creatures all get hungry at the same time.
A large school of sharks off the coast of Perth, Australia go on a feeding frenzy.
One March morning in 2010, Ray Cason decided to take his boat out to go fishing. What he didn’t expect to see was a gator feeding frenzy.
Now for some fish that are on frenzy, but not of the feeding variety.
HBO Films' much-anticipated movie "Game Change" premieres Saturday, March 10 at 9pm. The movie follows the rise and fall of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign with Sarah Palin as his running mate. Ed Harris and Julianne Moore star as McCain and Palin. CNN and HBO are both owned by Time Warner.
Both McCain and Palin have criticized the movie, even though both have said they have not seen it. Palin's own SarahPAC has posted an official statement calling the movie "at best historical fiction," and has posted a rebuttal trailer.
Here are some of Sarah Palin's key moments from 2008. Bryan Monroe, Editor of CNNPolitics.com, offers his take on what these moments meant for the McCain-Palin ticket, and for politics.
Gov. Sarah Palin makes her acceptance speech on September 3, 2008 at the RNC.
As the campaign progressed, Sarah Palin stumbled.
America embraced Tina Fey's portrayal of Mrs. Palin in comedy skits on "Saturday Night Live."
On November 3, 2008, Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivered her last speech to voters the night before election day.
It’s finally here.
The rumors have been buzzing for almost a year now, and tech sites on the internet have been blogging with speculation and frenzy in the recent weeks, all trying to figure out what is Apple going to come out with next.
And my, does Apple know how to put on a performance.
It sends the media an invitation weeks before the big day, and, in usual Apple flair, layers the anticipation on the day itself, making the tech press squirm uncomfortably in their seats (myself included).
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook rises and talks about numbers; 25 billion app downloads, the opening of Apple store number 362 in Amsterdam, (where, presumably, you will be able to buy the item we really want to hear about).
And some recent accomplishments.
A short history lesson.
Oh look, some new software. (Get on with it already!)
And then finally, the big reveal.
Here it is: the absolute latest gadget that could possibly send cult Apple fans into their next overnight-camping-in-line-to-buy-even-though-I-may-not-need-this-I-want-one frenzy: The new iPad
Apple on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited next-generation iPad.
It does everything you’ve ever wanted it to do, and, more than likely, things you never figured you’d want it to do.
There are many other tablets on the market, but Tim Cook explains why nothing compares to the iPad experience. (And takes a small stab at Samsung in the process).
Since the cruise liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Italy nearly a week ago, each day brings a new twist to the story. At least 11 people are dead and 21 are missing. The captain was arrested for abandoning the ship as others died. The terrifying passenger accounts of finding lifeboats evoke comparisons to the Titanic. Hear from the people involved in the disaster...
The passenger — Georgia Ananias was one of the last survivors on board. She described the event as “everything you'd see on the Titanic and worse”. One family, thinking they were about to die, asked her to save their child and handed their baby to her. Georgia looked at her husband, thinking it was the end, and returned the child to the family. See the rest of Georgia’s story below.
On January 13, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge across the Potomac River in Washington, immediately after takeoff in a severe snowstorm - an incident that would leave 78 people dead, including four on the ground.
Freezing weather gripped much of the East Coast that morning when the Boeing 737-222 airliner took off from Washington National Airport with 79 passengers and crew members. The plane was scheduled to stop in Tampa, Florida, before continuing to Fort Lauderdale.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the captain and crew's reactions to the icy conditions outside put the plane in jeopardy. It failed to get airborne enough to clear the 14th Street Bridge, where it slammed into seven occupied vehicles, killing four people in those vehicles. The plane then lurched into the Potomac, where it sank quickly into the ice-strewn river, leaving only the tail section afloat for survivors to cling to.
About 20 minutes after the plane plunged into the Potomac, a rescue helicopter from the U.S. Park Service arrived and began lifting weakened survivors from the water. The nation watched newscasts showing the helicopter hovering over the icy river and rescuers plucking survivors from the fast-sinking wreckage.
Only six passengers were not killed on impact. A blizzard slowed rescue efforts as icy roads and traffic jams kept emergency vehicles from reaching the scene.
One of initial survivors was Arland D. Williams Jr. As rescuers frantically threw lines to survivors, Williams continually handed off the ropes to others.
Donald Trump is a man of many titles. Reality TV mogul, business tycoon, potential political power broker. You name it, the man has his hands in just about everything. And he seem to have an opinion on just about everything too. For today's Gotta Watch, we bring you more of the outlandish things "The Donald" loves to say. Have you ever listened to this guy? One might think the man just loves to hear himself talk.
It's Thanksgiving week, and some of you know what that means besides turkey and leftovers. It also means Black Friday, the one day retailers aim to maximize their profit margins and try to lure you into spending your hard-earned cash. If you're a seasoned Black Friday shopper like I am, you'd have already scoured online for all the deals in advance, and have an attack plan timed out to the last second. Or maybe you just want to get out of the house. Either way, if you're a seasoned shopper, you'll know what I'm talking about. If not, HLN's Clark Howard and Jennifer Westhoven are here to tell you if it's worth braving the lines:[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2011/11/21/shopping-secrets-revealed-black-friday.cnn"%5D
And the must-have gadget to shop for this year? Tablets! For the person on the go who wants to do anything one can do on the computer without lugging a laptop, here's two new products to check out:[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/11/21/shopping-secrets-revealed-gadgets.cnn"%5D
But don't let retailers and prices fool you into going broke this holiday season. Make a plan and stick to it, so you won't regret it later![cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/11/21/shopping-secrets-revealed-budget.hln"%5D
And this video is just too priceless for us not to include in today's Gotta Watch. It's a Black Friday play on words with the Kohl's cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday."
From wedding pizzas to a "Royal Virility Brew," final preparations are continuing for the Royal Wedding. In one week, history will be made in Britain's first royal hoopla in decades. Whether you're a Brit or not, you'll love today's Gotta Watch blog, where we'll bring you some fun factoids about the wedding.
Prince William to be suited up on Savile Row - Savile Row is a London street known for its men's tailor shops. Fashion designer and bespoke tailor Ozwald Boateng takes CNN down Savile Row and discusses what Prince William will be wearing on his big day.[cnn-video url="http://cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/04/21/ozwald.boateng.cnn"%5D
As MSNBC has said, Donald Trump is to politics what Charlie Sheen is to entertainment. You want to watch him just to see what he says next. He keeps questioning President Obama's birthplace, but he gets annoyed when anyone presses him on his "birther" theory. Trump has been a media magnet for years, and now he's dangling the prospect of a potential presidential run. In today's Gotta Watch, we take a look at some of Trump's greatest hits.
'Birther' controversy - Trump says his strengths as a potential candidate like in his stance on "jobs, the economy, and protecting our nation from OPEC, China and all these other countries that are ripping us off." And yet, he complains that, every time he's on TV, he's asked about the theory that President Obama wasn't born in the U.S. Check out this feisty exchange between Trump and CNN's Ali Velshi and Kyran Chetry.[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/04/21/am.trump.birther.cnn"%5D
What's in a Trump name? - From "stupid" to "blatherside," so many in the media have their own way to describe Donald Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look.[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2011/04/20/moos.trumpathon.cnn"%5D
Donald Trump said what?? - Sometimes it seems as though Trump says anything that comes to his mind. And it's not always nice. As he eyes a possible presidential run, CNN.com dug up some of the more zany things the mogul has said over the years.[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2011/04/14/vault.bts.donald.trump.sayings.cnn"%5D
Chances are like everyone else you're starting to see resentment at the pump. A gallon of gas is already almost $5 in Connecticut and the summer's not even here yet. While gas prices now border on the ridiculous, having the price raised while you're in the middle of filling up takes the cake.
Gas price jumped during pump – Motorist Robert Levulis got a huge shock when the pump stopped and the price changed while he was getting gas.