Talent. How do you measure it? If you can sing, that’s nice. But then your voice gets thrown into the cultural comparison, gauged against those who’ve already made it big, who look and move a certain way, or who have technology aid in their overall performance. It’s the same with painting, or dancing, or acting. Some folks have the knack but not the outlet. Others have some skill, but are blessed with a presence that allows them to succeed where others struggle.
The Golden Buzzer
When you look at 16-year-old Christian Guardino, it’s hard to imagine a Justin Bieber like phenom in the making. He’s an average teen, a little on the stocky side, and clearly blessed with a humble personality and spirit. So he’s a prime candidate to be chewed up and spit out by the judges of America’s Got Talent. They are there to weed out the various wannabes and give the home viewer the best of each season’s so-called “sensations.”
It’s Your Automatic Pass To (Possible) AGT Stardom
Once he opened his mouth, however, all bets were off. This boy had the audacity to channel the King of Pop himself during his Jackson Five days, delivering a devastating take on the group’s “Who’s Lovin’ You.” His voice, strong and soulful, wowed even the most cynical of AGT authorities, Mr. Simon Cowell. When he was done, judge Howie Mandel what his greatest wish for himself would be. Christian thought for a moment, and then answered. What happened next sent electricity shooting through the auditorium.
And It’s All This Contestant Could Wish For