This week was another great one for AGT as far as the acts went. Seriously, this season is on fire and we of course analyze it on this weeks Talent Recap show. But there were a couple of controversial topics that we picked up from the fan conversations and we talk about it too. One was whether or not the stories of people’s disabilities are getting too much and secondly, what’s up with the Mennel situation and why are her fans so outraged. Watch here:
‘AGT’ Acts With Disabilities
We saw two acts this week that had to overcome health adversity. The first was Tyler Butler-Figueroa who recovered from cancer to become the kid king of the violin. The other was Kevin Schwartz who’s crippling anxiety and agoraphobia kept him confined to his house for years. Along with Kodi Lee and others we’ve seen this year with disabilities, it is amazing to see how they have overcome their issues and turned a preceived negative into a positive . That’s a great thing. The question is HOW many of these stories are presented in balance. Is there a point where it may be too much?
Mennel Audition Controversy
The other thing that triggered some fan passion this week on AGT has to do with French-Muslim singer Mennel. She originally appeared on The Voice France and became an viral internet sensation with a decent following. She was the first contestant on The Voice to appear in a hijab and ultimately quit the show after some controversy. On this week’s episode they showed her crashing and burning…which she claims was BS.
According to Mennel, she was given four yeses and the editors created the story to make her look bad. Is it true? Well, we talk about it and you can judge for yourself.
So, let us know in the comments below or on the video what you think of these “controversies”.