Judges unmoved by 7-year-old's 'Dance Monkey' rendition: A beautiful twist happens when they turn their chairs

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.05 - 2023 10:57 AM CET

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A twist happens when they turn their chairs.

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Stepping onto a stage, facing an audience with the spotlight casting a giant shadow, can send shivers down the spines of many.

It's a fear that grips adults, often deterring them from seizing the microphone and baring their soul through song. This makes it all the more astounding when a young, 7-year-old Sithika Rayuth, displays the kind of courage many adults lack.

This was the scene at The Voice Kids Sri Lanka yesterday, where young Sithika took to the stage to impress the judges with his rendition of 'Dance Monkey'. The stakes were high, not just with an audience in the studio, but with countless eyes watching from the comfort of their homes.

However, the pressure of the moment seemed to have taken its toll on Sithika’s vocal cords. His attempt to woo the judges with his voice didn’t quite hit the mark. But what happened next was nothing short of heartwarming. As the judges turned around, the sight of the young aspirant, with his endearing appearance, melted their hearts.

They couldn’t bear the thought of shattering this young dreamer’s hopes. So, instead of sending him home with a shattered dream, they decided to create a beautiful memory for Sithika. They invited him to perform 'Dance Monkey' once more, but this time, they joined him on stage, dancing along to the catchy tune.

Although Sithika didn’t advance to the next round, this experience was undeniably a triumphant moment for him.

Below, you can witness the touching audition and the judges' compassionate response that turned a young boy’s dream into an unforgettable memory for everyone present.

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