I was invited to attend a show on Mother’s Day eve at Simon Bolivar Recreation Centre.
I thought I was going to see one of the usual queen shows which usually has the ladies parading themselves in things that should only be worn on the beach or in the bedroom.
But no, I witnessed a show which had eight mothers displaying their modeling skills, public speaking skills and their talents in a way that can be compared to our Carnival Queen shows.
Yes, the building was hot and the acoustics were bad, but all in all the mothers were more than great.
The only difference that I saw with that show and that of Carnival Queens – and my companion that was with me was of the same opinion – is the hype that goes on with the Carnival shows.
Imagine women who have borne children going on stage before a huge audience feeling like royalty.
Not only that, I was made to understand that a show like this has never been in the Caribbean before so now we Antiguans should be proud to claim the first Moms Got Talent.
Impressive though, I was also made to understand that this show was produced single-handedly by a lady who claims she has never done a show before.
That sounded unbelievable to me because it was well organised and very professionally done.
I see the potential that this show has and from what I heard in the audience this can place Antigua & Barbuda another step ahead as with the right support this show can reach places.
I hope there will be one next year because my mom who is 78 years old says that she will compete for one is as young as one feels.
So as she watched the show last night, she showed us what her performance would be and you could see she was going back in time, and believe me, she was fabulous.
So watch out you mamas for my mama is going to be the Caribbean’s and Antigua’s second Moms Got Talent winner.