Singapore acts shine in season premiere of 'Asia's Got Talent'

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Sisters Ann-Sophie (left) and Ariane got through to the semi-finals of “Asia’s Got Talent”. (Photo: Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia)

Singaporean singers impressed judges in the premiere episode of “Asia’s Got Talent Season 2” that aired last Thursday (12 October).

Sisters Anne-Sophie Cazaubon, 10, and Ariane, 12, wowed the judges with their version of Leo Delibes’ “The Flower Duet”. Known as The Sisters, they received a standing ovation from the audience.

Indonesian-born singer Anggun said, “I loved that, it was beautiful. You really moved me.”

“Girls, I really loved it. This is why we’re here, to see talent like that,” praised renowned composer David Foster, who said that they were “so good, they were like one person”.

“Where did that come from? The fact that you guys are kids just went out of my mind, and that was beautiful,” said Korean-American hip-hop artist Jay Park.

Receiving three resounding yeses from the judges, the sisters will be competing in the semi-finals of the competition. Watch the full clip of their performance here:

Also receiving three yeses from the judges was Prasheela Ramesh, a 14-year-old Singaporean student who sang a rendition of Barbara Streisand’s “Don’t Rain On My Parade”. She received praise from Foster, who called her performance “pretty powerful”.

The first Golden Buzzer of the season, which was decided by Park, went to ADEM Dance Crew from the Kyrgyz Republic. “To be honest, I’ve seen a lot of animation shows but the way you put yours together was crazy. It was amazing, it was really, really good,” said Park.

The ADEM dance crew will also head directly to the semi-finals.

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