Soon there might be no reality talent shows left for Akshat Singh to conquer.
The 14-year-old was first seen in 2011 on Zee Bangla’s Dance Bangla Dance, his performance ensuring instant popularity. But it was his participation in 2014’s India’s Got Talent that led to his first brush with fame, first national and then global. After a video of his performance went viral, talk show host and actress Ellen DeGeneres called him on her show for a dance performance.
Since then there’s seemingly been no looking back for Akshat, who went on to appear in popular dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa that features celebrities, as well as Australian talent show for kids, Little Big Shots.
On April 20, the teenager appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, and his no-holds barred dance got him not just a standing ovation but the coveted Golden Buzzer, that’s helped him go straight to the live semi-final performance.
Beginning his act with a message, Akshat said: “I have two mottos in life – to make everyone happy and to show everyone that nothing is impossible.”
Beginning his dance with Deva Shree Ganesha (Agneepath) and then quickly moving on to Starships (Nicki Minaj), Akshat did flips, splits with aplomp, leaving the judges so stunned, the usually hard-to-please Simon Cowell was prompted into saying that he was ‘not expecting that’. He said: “Absolutely love what you do because you are absolutely fun. You got a great personality. This is your moment.”
Akshat’s Golden Buzzer came from the show’s hosts and not the judges, who rushed in to cast their vote before the judges could. This was the reality show’s third Golden Buzzer of this season.