[by Gloria Ngu]
When I had more time on my hands, I used to watch Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent faithfully. While watching (and occasionally rolling on the floor with laughter), my siblings and I would always try to guess what the judges would say and declare our own opinions about the contestants. Some talents were beautiful (Susan Boyle), some were genius (William Close) and some were rather disturbing (no names shall be disclosed). Inadvertently, we would always fantasize about the day we would audition for a talent show – except we didn’t think we had much talent, unless finishing a tub of ice cream in a day is considered one.
And I’m sure we were not the only ones who let our imaginations fly. Perhaps the thought of showing off your hidden talents someday has crossed your mind too. Maybe you’ve always planned to audition for Britain’s Got Talent when you go there to study.
But now you don’t have to wait any longer – the Got Talent series has washed up here, on the shores of Malaysia! Asia’s Got Talent was introduced early this September and has been sparking excitement all around the continent ever since. Auditions were held in Singapore, Malaysia and also the Philippines during the weekend of 27-28 September, and are to be held in Taiwan on 5 October.
And if this news was not overwhelming enough, the auditions were held here, on our turf – at our very own Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, on 28 September. Dreams of living out the lives of those we’ve seen behind a television screen are that much closer now, and I believe we can expect many talented and unique acts from all around Malaysia – and who knows, in 2015 we might see you on TV when we switch to channel 701 on Astro!So world, get ready for #AsiasGotTalent !
Asia’s Got Talent is brought to you by the producers of Britain’s Got Talent, Indonesia’s Got Talent, India’s Got Talent and Thailand’s Got Talent. For more information, visit https://asiasgottalent.tv