Hijab-Wearing Singers Send An Important Message On ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]
In 2019, a singing group called NAMA auditioned for Asia’s Got Talent with an amazing goal. They wanted to prove that talent can’t be judged based on how you look or what you wear.
All four women from Malaysia wore hijabs. They delivered an impressive performance that got the judges talking. Check out their audition in the video below, and read on to find out more.
NAMA Auditions For ‘Asia’s Got Talent’
When asked why they chose to audition for Asia’s Got Talent, they explained, “We want to prove that talent should not be judged by your appearances, but by your real talent itself.”
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NAMA went on to perform Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” complete with choreography. They had the audience cheering. The show even started the hashtag #Namarvelous to describe the group.
Asia’s Got Talent judge Anggun told them, “I think it’s necessary to have a group like you.” Jay Park described them as “a modern-day, Malaysian version of the Supremes.” David Foster said, “If I was a marketing person, I would grab you and run with it.” However, he added that he thought the singing was “not good enough yet.”
How Far Did NAMA Get In The Competition?
David Foster voted “no” to sending NAMA through, but Anggun and Jay Park voted “yes,” meaning they got to move on. The group ended up being grand finalists in the 2019 season of Asia’s Got Talent.
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The group is made up of members Nur Fazrina, Noor Syamimi, Norfazira, and Nur Farahida. They met in 2016 while studying at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, through the yearly arts festival called Festival Seni. Their vocal coach Rafiq Taib created the group in 2017.
The group is still performing, and posting cover songs on their YouTube channel. You can follow them on Instagram to keep up with what they’re doing.