who’s got talent

Oct 30, 2013

It’s only in the last few months that I have started to follow the local and international ‘who’s got talent’ TV contests. Now I am hooked. There is something wonderfully wholesome about a show that seeks to enable and encourage potential entertainers from all cultures and of all ages. It’s a bit reminiscent of years’ past when the parish St. Pat’s night concert discovered talent in some pretty unlikely places and people.

One of the things that makes these shows even more realistic is that some of those who we expect to be great, are just terrible, and others from whom we expect nothing, deliver the “Susan Boyle” effect.

There is something else that I have noticed too. Some of the contestants who have had years of professional training, give performances while quite satisfactory, and technically adequate lack the “x factor“. Yet others seem to have a natural talent. 

At the weekend one such performer on “Holland’s Got Talent” proved that a God-given ability, with some self-tutoring from YouTube clips, is enough to produce a performance to remember even in a 9 year old child. Thank you Cushla for passing this on via Facebook.

The fact that you may not understand either of the languages in this clip won’t matter – the talent, and the reactions of the judges, speak a language that transcend the need for translation.


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