Alfred Mifsud, a balancing guru with a big heart, kicked off last night’s episode of Malta’s Got Talent with skill, nerves and a whole lot of emotions.
It was back in 2001 when Mifsud lost his wife, to a sudden illness at 44 years old.
“We had an illusion show at University on the eve,” a very emotional Mifsud recounted. “The doctor had told me she’s young and she’ll manage to fight it, but at 3am we got a call. My son was abroad and my daughter and I rushed to hospital… but we didn’t make it in time.”
“My wife was my everything. I had someone who I could constantly speak to, give me advice, understanding the children. She was everything,” the 67-year-old trailed off, holding back tears.
At first nerves seemed to take over the former headmaster from Rabat, but with over 40 years of experience, Mifsud quickly regained control of the audition.
From a folded newspaper to a couple of precariously placed rackets on top of a knife, Mifsud made up for a small mistake in the beginning by balancing everything on his nose and chin, eventually netting himself four yeses.
Of course, he had to work for it; the pensioner needed to balance a chair and promise Howard Keith that he’d change his song choice before he could get another yes from the famously strict judge!
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