She sashays down the stage of MasterCard Theatres in Marina Bay Sands to meet with hosts Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez. Her gait makes her orange jumpsuit flow and her brown hair bounce. When she reaches the end of the stage, she sways her hips to meet Rovilson’s.
“I am never going to wash this suit again,” jokes Rovilson. She laughs pleasantly.
The former Spice Girl and “Asia’s Got Talent” judge says that confidence is very important if one dreams of making it in show business. “A lot of people walk onstage with rounded shoulders. That is one thing that we want to point out. As soon as you enter the stage, you have to remember you are performing.”
However, you can’t say that everything she does in public is for show. There’s a palpable sincerity about her.
A reporter asks a question in broken English and convoluted sentences that baffles the other judges. But Melanie rescues the reporter from further embarrassment by cutting everybody’s laughter with, “Shall I begin?”
“Asian talent is quite diverse. We saw a lot of culture from this part of the world. We need to have open minds and hearts to the things that move us, wow us, excite us,” she says.