A lot of talented children have graced the “America’s Got Talent” stage since its premiere in 2006. Some have even won, including 12-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne, who took home the trophy during season 12.
Will 10-year-old Peter Rosalita follow in her footsteps?
The Filipino child singer shared his talents with the world on the Season 16 premiere episode of the NBC show, which aired on June 1, 2021. During the auditions episode, Peter was up against acrobats and comedians with hopes of making it through to eventually win the ultimate prize: a Las Vegas show and $1 million.
Rosalita performed in front of returning judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Simon Cowell. As always, the judges determined which auditioning acts, from acrobats to magicians, make it through to the next round. Also per usual, the acts that receive a Golden Buzzer from said judges during auditions will automatically earn a spot in the live shows, which air sometime in early August, as Golden Derby reported.
Season 15 winner Brandon Leake, a poet, received a Golden Buzzer from Mandel during his first audition and ended up winning the competition.
So, will Peter be the next “AGT” winner? Here’s what you need to know about Peter:
1. Peter Sang This Classic on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Peter sang a heartfelt ballad during the season premiere of “America’s Got Talent.”
His song of choice? Celine Dion’s “All by Myself.” While it’s no small feat, Peter is no stranger to Dion’s songs.
In 2020, he sang Dion’s “I Surrender” for a singing competition, according to this YouTube video.
2. Peter Always Knew he Wanted to be a Singer
Peter, a Filipino citizen born in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, fell in love with singing before he could sing properly, according to The Global Filipino Magazine.
When he was younger, he preferred cartoons with music and sung along with them even though he couldn’t pronounce the words clearly, Peter’s family told the outlet.
At age six, Peter decided to sing his school’s talent show and came in third, the mag reported.
3. Peter Loves Showcasing his Talents on Social Media
Prior to “America’s Got Talent,” social media was one way Peter showcased his vocal talent to the world.
In a video published on Instagram in April 2021, Peter performed Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning” while reading the sheet music for it.
He also documented on Instagram his journey from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles for his “AGT” audition, from the airport at the United Arab Emirates to the Hollywood TV set.
4. This Child Singer Has Performed Internationally in the Past
Peter began singing in local competitions across the United Arab Emirates, before venturing farther out.
Per The Global Filipino Magazine, Peter joined talent search in Abu Dhabi and Dubai between 2018 to 2021. Then, he expanded his horizons, competing in other singing competitions held everywhere from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Bahrain in the Middle East.
5. Peter Has Stiff Competition on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Peter was just one of the 13 acts that performed during the season 16 premiere of “America’s Got Talent.” The Northwell Health Nurse Choir received the season’s first golden buzzer from Mandel after their performance of “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King.
Who else appeared in the premiere episode?
- Acrobats Ellariya and Karina
- Aerialist Aiden Bryant
- Celebrity Juggler Brian Pankey
- Comedian Katie Kusiciel
- Comedian Keith Apicary
- Comedians Gerald Kelly and Lil Hunter Kelly
- Comedians Mr. Cherry and Chikki
- Elektro Botz Dancers
- Impersonator Sethward
- Singing group 1achord
- The Canine Stars Animal Act
“America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC.