Angelica Hale and Celine Tam, the young Asian/American singers, blew the audience away with their performances Sept. 12. In the end, only Angelica made it to the finals.
Angelica, who is 10-years old (Earlier posts said she was 9. Sometime before the auditions and the finals, she must have had a birthday.), was the first to hear the good news. When she heard her name, she broke down and wept.
Celine was very, very good when she sang "How Far I'll Go," during the Tuesday semi-finals but only five of the 11 performers were going to come back next week. Any of the performers who make it this far in the competition have loads of talent.
If she wants and she perseveres, this young talent will have a singing career.
The competition is fierce this year. The ten finalists are all very talented with compelling back stories, among them is a recovering burn victim, a deaf person who taught herself to sing and another young singer whose father died last week from cancer.
Angelica, a Filipina/American will have to give the performance of her young life in order to win and the audience will have to vote for her.