Why bust yourself cooking on MasterChef, or dating a geek on Beauty and the Geek for $100,000?
All you have to do is send in a video of your kid warbling to a pop tune.
Jonathan Bishop of Gorokan from New South Wales pocketed a cool $150,000 from Australia’s Funniest Home Videos for his video of a toddler singing Adele’s Someone Like You. It ran for all of 60 seconds.
That kind of moolah is $50,000 more cash than Karise Eden won on The Voice.
The 2nd Prize ‘Manger Madness’, from Melissa Stevens of Dundas, New South Wales wasn’t to be sneezed at either: two 4WD cars for a video of a kid pulling a baby Jesus doll out from under her dress. Seriously?
Even the 3rd Prize- ‘Life Drawing’, from Andrea Cheung of Forresters Beach, New South Wales was a very sweet $30,000, the same cash Darren Percival landed for being runner-up on The Voice. The video showed he had been drawing on his kid sister.
I’m at a loss to explain why any of these videos were actually Grand Final worthy, or indeed how the show manages to stump up with such exorbitant (or should that be ‘disproportionate’?) prizes.
But the lesson here is that filming your kids is a potential gold mine. Where’s my video camera?