Rapping lola from PH wins over ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ judges


Posted at Oct 13 2017 12:11 AM | Updated as of Oct 13 2017 05:16 PM


She may be 68 years old, but her performance on the second season of "Asia's Got Talent" proves that age is just a number when it comes to bringing smiles to people's faces. 

Mercifuletes Viola, of the Philippines, sang Jessie J's "Price Tag" for her audition, drawing loud cheers, ecstatic applause and nice words from the show's judges. 

"I was so, so entertained by you and I wasn't alone," Indonesian recording artist Anggun told the lively pensioner. 

David Foster chimed in by quipping that he was smitten by Viola, who nailed the rap parts without dentures. 

"Are you currently single? Cause I'm always looking," he told Viola, who turns out to be a huge fan of his. 

A clip of her performance was uploaded on the Facebook page of "Asia's Got Talent," moments after the show aired on AXN, revealing that she got the three nods needed to pass the audition. 

It also showed her getting a kiss from Foster and Korean-American hip-hop sensation Jay Park, who is the new judge for the season.