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13-year-old Pinay wows judges in ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ with ‘True Colors’

By: - Entertainment Correspondent
/ 08:38 PM February 17, 2018

Thirteen-year-old Shaniah Rollo in “Ireland’s Got Talent” (Photo from a YouTube video)

Thirteen-year-old Filipina singer Shaniah Rollo wowed the audience and got a standing ovation from the judges of “Ireland’s Got Talent” with her beautiful rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.”

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As she introduced herself to the judges, she shared the story of her family moving to Ireland from the Philippines. However, they were not complete as some of her siblings were still in her home country.

Judge Denise Van Outen asked her what she would do with €50,000 (P3.26 million). She gave a touching answer: “I want to use the money for my brothers and sisters to go here, so we can be a whole family, because I really miss them so much.”

Right from the start of her performance, she already had the judges looking at each other in disbelief at her incredible talent.

As she finished her song , she had the audience and the judges standing in awe.

Van Outen said: “You’ve got the most amazing voice. You sang that from your heart, and you sang that for your siblings. They will be so proud of you.”

Louish Walsh said: “It was effortless, it was pitch perfect, and you’re only 13!”

“For your age, you have such amazing control of your vocals,” Michelle Visage said.

She also asked Rollo if she had ever had any formal training. When she said none, Visage said: “That is remarkable!”

Her performance qualifies her to the next round of the talent search. /atm

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