Some “America’s Got Talent” fans are scratching their heads over why Sacred Riana is being allowed to compete on Season 13 of NBC’s reality TV show. Just last year the 26-year-old ghost magician won the second season of “Asia’s Got Talent,” taking home $100,000 in the process (watch above). Of course, there’s nothing in the “AGT” rule book that says Sacred Riana can’t take her act to America. And why wouldn’t she want to? After all, our prize is a cool $1 million! Let us know how you feel by voting down in our poll.
Sacred Riana beat hip-hop dance group DM-X Comvaleno in the Season 2 finale of “Asia’s Got Talent” on December 14, 2017. After being named the winner, hosts Alan Wong and Justin Bratton asked her for a comment on live television. But Sacred Riana simply shook her head, staying in character as her quiet ghost-like personality.
In her American audition that aired May 29 on NBC, Sacred Riana dropped her creepy doll and approached the judging panel, then pulled out a collection of old photographs and news clipping and had Mel B choose one. At that point a freaked-out Simon Cowell hit his X, but Mel B continued to play along with what turned out to be a magic trick laced with elements of horror.
When Sacred Riana popped up last week in the Judge Cuts 3 episode, she once again picked on Scary Spice. “I don’t like things like this!” rasped a terrified Mel B when the horror magician made her hold onto her baby doll. Mel B tried to pawn the doll off on co-judge Howie Mandel, but Sacred Riana’s imaginary friend wrote in a book (in blood?) that she wanted to play with Mel B instead.
Sacred Riana will next be seen in the “Americas Got Talent” live shows at the Dolby Theatre. What do YOU think of this “AGT” controversy? Should Sacred Riana be allowed to compete on the American version after being declared Asia’s winner? Vote now and then defend your choice down in the comments section.