Spice Girls member Melanie Chisholm is one of the celebrity judges on Asia’s Got Talent along with producer David Foster, Indonesian chanteuse Anggun and Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu. Chisholm and fellow judge Foster was in Kuala Lumpur recently for a quick chat about their experience on talent show.
Chisholm told the press what she hoped for from the next possible group of Asia’s Got Talent hopefuls.
“We have some performers that came up and didn’t realise that they weren’t very good,” Chisholm said.
Foster chipped in: “They suck.”
Then she added: “It’s difficult to tell that someone who have probably heard from many friends and family that were very wonderful or great. You know, I think we all need a little bit of honesty.”
Finally she explained what she wants, what she really really wants.
“Work really hard and rehearse. You have to be ready to do something like this (audition for a talent show in front of a group of professional judges).”
Sixteen-time Grammy winner Foster agreed. The man behind hit songs like Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing and Chicago’s You’re The Inspiration has experienced his fair share of so-called aspiring singers.
“I’ve heard this line probably, like, 1,000 times in my life and it still scares me. Whenever somebody comes up to me and says ‘My daughter sings better than Celine Dion. That is for sure, not the truth,” said Foster.
Asia’s Got Talent will crown its grand finals winner on May 14 (8.05pm on AXN, Astro Ch 701). Nine finalists from China, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Mongolia are in the running for a grand cash prize of US$100,000 (RM359,390).
Chisholm said she believes that everyone is a winner.
“Of course, we’re going to crown the No.1. But there are really no losers as everybody has been so brilliant throughout the show.”