10-year-old Filipino in UAE conquers America’s stage
A 10-year-old Filipino based in Abu Dhabi is all set to conquer the sixteenth season of the esteemed Americas Got Talent.
Known as ‘a small boy with a big voice’, Peter Anthony Rosalita’s first performance and appearance went on air last June 1, during the premiere episode of the American talent show on NBC Channel in the United States of America.
Born and living in the capital of the UAE, at an early age, his family noticed that he preferred watching cartoon videos that usually have musical scenes and sing along with them even though he could not utter the words clearly.
His journey in singing started when he was just six with a thought on his mind that he likes to get a medal.
The boy recalled asking his family if he can join his school talent competition. In preparation, one of his aunts let him watch a video of a boy singing the Whitney Houston classic Greatest Love of All. They practiced the song although he couldn’t pronounce some words properly, however, his voice was already noticeable. He got his medal landing third place on his first attempt.
Meanwhile, the term ‘a small boy with a big voice’ came from those people who witnessed his ability in singing.
Before joining the international competition, he joined several local competitions first in the UAE. Hd joined the two-week spring camp in Cadenza Music School in the capital and after that, he was contacted to join talent competitions together, with their other students, and thereafter his parents enrolled him in vocal classes.
From 2018 to 2021, Rosalita joined talent search in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which was usually during school breaks. He participated in Almaty Kazakhstan where he ended up as the Grand Prix winner and in an online competition during the pandemic, First Gulf Musician Idol, which was hosted by Music School in Bahrain. The latter competition was participated by various students from UAE, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Although he’s already competing internationally, Rosalita is still just a normal kid who loves to study, play, and attend vocal classes.
“We always make sure that he prioritizes his studies and we are proud to say that he is a consistent honor student. He is having his vocal class twice a week, which is over the weekend,” one of his guardians told The Global Filipino Magazine.
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