Just fresh from my round-up of America’s Got Talent, I wanted to ask a question about 10 year old singer Nina Mojares.
While Howie Mandel seemingly liked the act, [[Piers Morgan]] complimented her voice but still said it wasn’t great. Sharon Osbourne thought she was very talented, but when it came to the deciding vote, she chose not to send the girl and her dancer friends through to the Vegas rounds.
After rejecting Nina and Legit, Sharon explains that “She’s a really strong little girl that’s got a lot of talent, but I just felt her voice was still maturing…she going to be something great one day”.
A number of blogs have slated the Got Talent judges for putting through clearly awful acts like Mary Ellen and leaving out a little girl who clearly had stage presence. Buddy TV says:
After putting through two marginal to awful acts, I was very surprised when they pulled the plug on ten-year old Nina Morales. This girl had stage presence, charisma and a good voice for a kid her age. She worked with a group of backup dancers that looked like relatives and I liked them. It makes no sense that she was sent away when the yodeler made it through. If they do wild card picks this year, this girl would be my choice.
I think they’re comparing apples to oranges with that statement. A funny old lady doing a patently terrible act is one thing. Nina – despite my gripes about her tunefulness (or lack of it) – has a strong voice and with a little work could be nipping at Christina Aguilera’s heels in a few years. You may feel that she should have been given her chance, but if she’d gone through this year, she’d have bombed out pretty quickly and that would have been America’s Got Talent finished for her.
By rejecting her, Sharon taught her that she has room for improvement, and that she’s got a second chance to come back to this competition in a year or two’s time and really knock us out.
Check that act out again and tell me what you think…