To be fair, No one is really surprised when a 2-year-old is good at banging on things. The difference is that Hugo Molina can do it with rhythm.
This toddler is the youngest contestant ever on Spain’s Got Talent where he showed off his unlikely drumming skills.
Since he was too little to get all the way across the stage himself, Hugo was carried over to a drum set by his father Manuel Jesús. The host even asked the audience not to cheer or clap for him so he wouldn’t be scared.
It’s amazing the fact that he didn’t look out at the sea of faces and go running backstage!
Of course that everyone was shocked to see the toddler audition. Yeah, he’s adorable, but is there really talent there or is this just child’s play? When on a competition with other talented performers, being an adorable toddler can only take you so far.
Hugo has his drumsticks in hand as his dad sets him down, but it doesn’t seem like he knows what to do with them.
The boy just looks charming, but does a 2-year-old have enough musical talent to do anything on stage other than melt hearts?
But as as he begins to play, jaws drop. This cute little drummer boy is way more than just a cute face! He’s a natural musician.
As soon as background music starts and dad simply says “How do we play the drums, Hugo?” The boy then launches into a Semana Santa, a traditional Easter week fiesta parade march.
The judges were amazed of the talented tike, but he was just getting warmed up. In a short time, the toddler was rocking out even faster, adding a wooden block to the percussion for good measure. Throughout his performance , he even made eye contact with the crowd.
Does the boy even know what’s going on? He looks a little bit stunned, but his drumming still looks so effortless.
Bringing the house down and stunning the judges(who have admittedly seen a lot of impressive and surprising auditions), Hugo is definitely a performer at heart.
The boy’s mom is also backstage – and her nerves turn into relief and pride and Hugo manages to pull off the number she knows he’s capable of, but this time in front of thousands of people.
To this little boy, drumming comes so effortlessly that he hardly even has to concentrate.
Hugo just slowly looks towards his father crouching next to him during a relatively demanding part of the performance.
As he finished, the boy got a loud applause and a standing ovation as his dad looked on in tears.
These were some of the judges’ comments from the performance. Judge Risto Mejide said:
“He kept the rhythm the whole time and that just shows his talent is innate. You’re either born to do this or you’re not.”
Then, Spanish singer Edurne said that his head was spinning from all that talent.
After his performance, Hugo was more than happy to interact with the judges – and he’s quite the talker for 2 years old!
It’s no wonder that Hugo got four yeses and moved on to the next round of the competition.
Ever dince the video of his performance was posted, just over a month ago, it has already been viewed more than 12 million times on the Got Talent Global YouTube account – and it’s been shared in other places too.
Make sure you scroll down to see the stunning performance and – even though it’s in Spanish – make sure you also catch little Hugo chatting with the judges.