East Africa’s Got Talent show is on its 5th episode but fans are not happy with how the latest Golden buzzer was awarded.
The fifth episode of the increasingly popular East African talent show failed to captivate fans who were convinced that a competitor from Rwanda named Hoziyanza Peace aged 23 years old was completely undeserving of the golden buzzer that she was given by fellow Rwandan and judge Makeda Mahadeo.
The mellow voiced Hoziyana beautifully sang the late Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ and had the attention of the crowd who were mesmerised by her voice but sooner rather than later Hoziyana’s attempt to stretch out the chorus became her downfall.
The crowds’ cheers died down and judges Jeff Koinange, Vanessa Mdee and Gaetano Kagwa pressed their red buzzers which meant they were not feeling her anymore. Makeda o the other hand took it upon herself to endorse Hoziyana’s performance and unceremoniously pressed the golden buzzer for her outstanding performance.
Fans on the show’s YouTube page could not help but raise their concerns shortly after the episode was uploaded. With many saying that the judges were too lenient and that the golden buzzer had lost its meaning because every ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’ without any talent or deserving performance was getting the iconic nod. Others said Simon Cowell, the Got Talent founder and straight shooter judge would be appaled at the rate at which people were getting golden buzzers and several said that Ms Peace got the golden buzzer because she was from the same country as Makeda.
The Golden buzzer is the hail grail of exceptional performances on the various Got Talent stages and its a great honour to any participant to get the elusive golden buzzer.