14-year-old Singaporean soloist impresses 'Asia's Got Talent' judges

Reena Devi
Lifestyle Reporter
Lauren Yeo  started singing classes when she was eight years old. (Photo: Lauren Yeo/Facebook)

14-year-old Singaporean soprano soloist Lauren Yeo is in the running for semi-finals after last night’s episode of “Asia’s Got Talent”.

Yeo, who started singing classes when she was eight years old and performed a solo recital at the Esplanade when she was nine years old, got three nods from the panel of judges.

The judges on “Asia’s Got Talent”, an adaptation of the hit “Got Talent” format, include Grammy award-winning Canadian music producer David Foster, renowned Indonesian born recording artist Anggun, and multi-platinum Korean American hip-hop artist Jay Park.

Foster told Yeo, “You have a little sparkle in your eyes, you have charisma and you have confidence. I think you have a beautiful voice. For me, it’s a solid yes.”

“It’s a definite, definite yes from me!” Anggun added.

“In my opinion, of course it’s a yes!” Park concluded.

The young singer also managed to get an autograph from her idol Foster.  Before this, she reportedly performed in the comic operetta “Orpheus in the Underworld” by The New Opera at Victoria Theatre, among other performances at high-profile venues.

Other Singaporean singers who are in the running for the semi-finals of the competition include sister duo Anne-Sophie Cazaubon, 10, and Ariane, 12, as well as Prasheela Ramesh, 14.

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