Video: Ally Are wins Morristown’s Got Talent 2015
It seemed like a long shot: A poem, competing against songs by Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye and Frédéric Chopin, and going toe to toe with acrobatic dance routines and even a whistled Can-Can.
Are, whose real name is Alyse Royal, recited Ideal, her intensely personal reflection on coming to grips with a body shape that does not conform with glamor magazines’ vision of perfection. (See the video above.)
“We were moved,” said entertainer Rio Clemente, one of four talent judges at the show.
“It touched me,” said another judge, singer Jane Stuart.
Although Are’s message is specific to her own life, “it related to all of our lives,” said Panelist Jeff Friday. “For me, personally, it tapped into every insecurity I’ve ever had about myself. We all have them, whether we admit it or not.”
Are need not feel insecure about poetry. She appears to have found her audience.
VIDEO: WINNING ACTS