13-year-old Pinay Shaniah Rollo gets standing ovation in Ireland's Got Talent

by Kaye Guerrero
Feb 17, 2018
Filipina contestant Shaniah Rollo was featured in the pilot episode of Ireland's Got Talent.

Filipina contestant Shaniah Llane Ojano Rollo received a standing ovation when she competed in the pilot episode of Ireland's Got Talent.

The 13-year-old aspiring singer impressed all four judges for her rendition of "True Colors."

The Pinay singer revealed that her family had just moved to Dublin, Ireland from the Philippines. Her motivation for joining the reality singing competition is to use the prize money to bring her siblings to Ireland.

When judge Denise Van Outen asked the young girl what she wants to do with the €50,000 prize (P3.26 million pesos) if she becomes the grand champion, Shaniah disclosed, "I want to use the money for my brothers and sisters to go here, so we can be a whole family, because I really miss them so much."

After Shaniah's performance, Van Outen praised her by saying, "Wow! You've got the most amazing voice. You sang that from your heart, and you sang that for your siblings. They will be so proud of you."

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Louis Walsh gushed, "Shaniah, it was effortless, it was pitch perfect, and you're only 13!"

Jason Byrne commended her by saying, "You're a beautiful little kid. That was just amazing."

"For your age, you have such amazing control of your vocals," said Michelle Visage, who also asked if the young girl has been coached prior to joining this competition.

When Shaniah said no, Visage exclaimed, "That is remarkable!"

Aside from getting the cash prize, the winner of Ireland's Got Talent will also get his/her own prime-time Christmas television special.

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