Does AGT judge Simon Cowell sabotage Marcelito Pomoy for winning America’s Got Talent championship?
When it comes to competition, judges should be fair with everyone who’s competing for their dreams. They are expected to judge based on the performance of the finalists.
In some cases, there will always be a judge who will look into the negative part instead of the positive. It is very sad but this sometimes happens especially in big competitions.
Recently, Pinoy Pride Marcelito Pomoy had the chance to be one of the auditionees who made it to the grand finals. He is competing in America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
On his first performance on stage, he immediately captured the hearts of many including the live audiences and the judges.
Marcelito was able to move into the semi-finals where he sang Con Te Partiró with his amazing dual voice.
He got positive comments from the judges but as usual, one of the judges always has something to say.
Simon Cowell told Marcelito that “The surprise is now over.”
Simon was booed by the crowd showing that they were amazed by the singer.
The other three judges, Howie Mendel, Heidi Klum, and Alesha Dixon.
Meanwhile, on the night of grand finals, Marcelito performed Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.
The rendition of Marcelito once again wows the crowd and the judges. He got a standing ovation except from one, Simon Cowell.
Just like Simon’s comment for Marcelito during the semi-finals, he still commented negatively.
Simon said that he performed it so well but Marcelito still not able to find the perfect song choice.
“If it was my choice on a night like this, I would have done something less predictable,” said Simon.
Alesha then answered him back asking what was the predictable part of Marcelito’s performance.
It turns out that Simon was the one who chose the song for Marcelito!
“The song they’ve chosen they’re very safe, they’re very kind of, I get it they’re popular songs but I just think on tonight if he has done something out of his comfort zone, like a shock to everybody,”
According to the singer, Simon personally picked the song for him and he didn’t have the chance to refuse it. He said that there’s nothing he could do about it.
“Nagbigay sila ng kanta sa akin pero okay naman siya. Hindi naman siya ganon kataas… Wala na akong magagawa doon kasi yun ang napili niya eh… Atleast nasabi ko na sa inyo yung totoo. Kung ano yung pinaka-worst na mangyayari sa buhay ko ngayon… For me, hindi talaga siya pang-contest.”
But for him, the song was not for competitions.
Meanwhile, many netizens are furious about it and saying that Simon sabotages the performance.
Here are some of them:
Watch Pomoy’s performance here:
What do you think?