Last Saturday on Britain’s Got Talent a couple from South Korea, Ellie and Jeki, performed and won four yeses. The judges were also wowed by Malaysian magician Andre Lee. Similarly, America’s Got Talent has also had international acts like Light Balance and Tapeface. Some fans think that the Got Talents should only audition people from the country the show represents.
It’s understandable in a way. After all, there are Got Talents all over the world and perhaps these acts should audition for those shows. But let’s be real, if you want to hit the global audience you go for AGT or BGT. I can tell you that our videos on these shows are not just viewed in America and Britain respectively. Many of our viewers are from Asia and Latin America. It’s simply a better move to gain more exposure to appear on AGT and BGT.
Take Tapeface, for example. Do you think he would have his own show in a theater dedicated to him in Las Vegas if he had appeared on Australia’s version of the show? Doubtful. He is a smart guy, (we interviewed him), and he knew that coming on AGT was the right move. Perhaps people with nationalist tendencies think that these shows belong only to their respective countries, but talent is talent and the Got Talents showcase that. Get over it, people.