This is the first time I’ve seen a judge on a talent show break down in tears like this. I admit, this 10-year-old kid killed it, but I’m sure there’s more to the judge’s reaction than just his performance.
“The Show Must Go On” is one of the last songs Freddie Mercury ever recorded with Queen. It was published only 6 weeks before his passing and it describes his struggle to continue performing despite his illness. And then, decades later, a boy from Romania, innocent and young, picks that song for one of his first public performances and just wows everyone. You can’t stay cold to that kind of things.