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A second look at Arisxandra Libantino


A small girl with a big voice, that’s how everybody in U.K.’s Britain’s Got Talent describes the 11-year-old singer whose parents are originally from Nueva Ecija.

Over the weekend, she delivered a stunning performance in front of millions on live television and drew nothing but praise from the judges.

Arisxandra Libantino Filipino

But the cheers and standing ovation were not enough to take Arisxandra to the final three where £250,000 cash prize and a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show were at stake.

Arisxandra’s journey in Britain’s Got Talent did not start this year. She made headlines in 2011 when she was just nine years old. She auditioned in the same talent show and instantly became a crowd favorite. Her exceptional talent didn’t take her through the finals though as some critics said she’s way too young to handle the pressure.

Britain's Got Talent

In the same year when the young singer’s story was published in the major news sites in Britain, negative comments flooded the story saying that “the kid is just another young wannabe the show is building up to get all the media attention.” Since then nothing was heard from the young singer until she showed up again in this year’s edition of the popular program.

Arisxandra Libantino: a diva in the making

Arisxandra auditions in BGT in 2011

Unfortunately, this year, when Arisxandra tried her second shot to fame, the show was under fire yet again for allowing a young girl “who might not be able to cope with the disappointment if she loses.” Her parents were even criticized for being vocal that in case Arisxadra wins, part of the prize will be used to pay off their debt.

It’s clear that Arisxadra incomparable talent won the hearts of many but the drama in her story of poverty didn’t win the vote of the public. That is the difference between Britain’s Got Talent and Pilipinas Got Talent, if you know what we mean.

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