Howard Keith is a notoriously tough judge to impress, but during last night’s episode of Malta’s Got Talent, the producer-manager gave away his golden buzzer… and it’s pretty easy to see why.
Cheryl Lofreda and her talented dance crew The Movement are the second Malta’s Got Talent act to earn the coveted golden buzzer, with a performance that was equal parts emotional and perfectly synchronised.
Made up of dancers ranging in ages of anywhere between 11 and 27 and clad in branded facemasks, The Movement put up a near-flawless performance that had judge Sarah Zerafa shouting “Oh wow” within the first couple of seconds and the rest of the panel completely entranced for the whole thing.
After a well deserved standing ovation, the judges showered the large dance group with a number of compliments, and as a stunned audience watched from home, many were quick to agree.
“Thank you for showing us what it should look like,” judge Maxine told the group. “What it should be like, what it should feel like. This is it.”
“I really liked you guys,” Howard Keith said, building up to the glorious Golden Buzzer moment. “Everything about you. The approach, the tightness, the timing. You don’t have to be a dance professional to appreciate when you see talent in front of you. And above all that, even the use of something that many see as a problem but isn’t; the mask.”
Their awesome debut means The Movement will now automatically move straight to the Malta’s Got Talent Live Finals… joining five-year-old boy genius Kristian Alakkad.