Yesterday I watched “America’s Got Talent”. Yeah, not particularly great entertainment, but entertainment none-the-less. I’m a sucker for reality shows. I’m a huge sucker for American Idol. For some reason, people showing off in front of the camera entertains me. I even get drawn into the whole judges bickering drama.
Anyway, American’s Got Talent is down to their top twenty and from twenty they’ll become 10. Ten people will make the cut. There was one talent in particular that I was surprised to see there. The talent is a guy who dresses up like female pop stars and dances to their music. I’m not really sure that it would really qualify as talent, but more as entertainment. Usually I would change the channel because I’m more interested in the singing and dancing talents, but during his interview he said something that caught my attention. He said something about not being afraid to live his passion. In other words, be true to your dreams and aspirations. And not to hide from yourself.
So I watched him impersonate Britney Spears. And I was amused and laughed (not at him, but with him). One of the bloggers who I chat with regularly, Brad once told me, to live and let live. In the short time that I’ve been blogging, I’ve learned to see others for who they are. If I want others to respect me and understand me, I’ve also got to do the same. And you know what? I voted for the impersonator!! It’s not that his talent was extra-ordinary. It was the heart and the strength that he put behind what he does that makes him extra-ordinary.