Netizens couldn’t help it but react negatively on America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell’s comment on Marcelito Pomoy’s song during the finals.
Judges should be fair to everyone who is competing for their dreams. They supposed to judge based on the performance of one contender.
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, Filipinos had another pride when our very own Marcelito Pomoy set foot in the finals of the prestigious competition, America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
Since his first performance, the Pilipinas Got Talent grand champion captured the hearts of the whole world.
Marcelito was able to move into the semi-finals where he sang Con Te Partiró with his amazing dual voice.
He got overwhelming 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 disagreement on his comment towards Marcelito.
The night of grand finals came, 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.
“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,” he added.
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!
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.”
For him, the song they choose for him to sing is not good for a competition like this.
Meanwhile, many netizens are furious about it and saying that Simon sabotages the performance.
Here are some of them:
Do you think Simon obviously didn’t like Marcelito to win? What can you say?