No, we are not turning this site into an El Gamma one or one for Asia’s Got Talent. 😀
Since we’ve been proudly singing praises to the impressively talented Filipino group the past couple of weeks and posting videos of their performances, we thought we would come here, the morning after, to do a little revelling after their victory last night, when my friends and I were chewing our nails bare in gripping suspense while the shows’ hosts smugly dangled us in mid-air for almost 2 hours before they would reveal the results! 😀
(Besides, David’s news is sooo scarce! 😡 Yeah, sometimes we need to look elsewhere. 😉 )
El Gamma definitely deserves the win. Anggun was not the only person who was driven to tears by their performances. I am sure many of us had goosebumps and teary eyes watching their acts the past weeks. I had watched shadow-play performances in talent shows before, but they never had the same profound effect on me until El Gamma. I believe it is the subject matters they had chosen which had touched our sensibilities and triggered off our emotions.
I am also glad the runner-up is made up of a team of musicians who were not afraid to perform something that is completely traditional and true to their culture. Khusugtun from Mongolia, their rendition haunting and powerfully stirring, is indeed an eye-opener to a talent and skill different from the norm, and not easy to forget.
I am relieved to see that our Asian voters understand the importance of feeling pride in our own heritage.
And I also love this team from Japan, Triqstar, who base their dance moves on their ancestral Kabuki, proud of their tradition. It is wonderfully weird and engrossing to watch. Sad to say, they missed the Top 3 place by a hair.
And the joyous Announcement –
Looking forward to next year. 🙂
Meanwhile … still waiting for Mr. David Archuleta to be ready for us. 😉