Golden buzzer moments on talent shows
touch the ears first before the judging starts.
The ovation sets the tone, after which
the reason why the button was pressed. Then
the mouth-cupping, the shock, the tears, the dream
coming true amidst the shower of gold.
An interplay of emotions shuttle
from judge to contestant to the audience
all rooting for the best in everyone
so that their goodwill does not decimate
the excitement if it’s short-lived. Angels
took turns in wowing crowd and competent
craft assessors. Hale was a precocious
tyke while Greene strenghtened by separation.
Christian was asked his wish the buzzer gave.
The Mersey girls were amazing in grace
but more so for their five-way friendship. Salt
was Matthew’s magic pouring from nowhere
down his right palm and arm Amanda swore
she was hoodwinked. And who would have thought it
right for an African-American
to make fun of Brits, Unicef, India
and the bible in a good way? Perhaps
as incredible as Sarah’s plain claim
“And I Am Telling You” will show her best
vocal ability because it did.
Suffice it to say that as long as songs
melt hearts, it’s still a moral universe.
Abraham de la Torre