Graphic designer and dancer B.Shijirbat made international headlines when he proposed to his girlfriend at the final of “Asia’s Got Talent”. The dancer uses his graphic design to enhance his dance performance. He previously won second place in the season 2 of “Mongolia’s Got Talent”.
First of all, I’d like to congratulate you on your success at “Asia’s Got Talent”, where you won fourth place. When did you return to Mongolia?
Thank you. I came back on December 15. I really appreciated the warm welcome of my friends at the airport.
I think you have been quite busy preparing for the final. How long have you prepared for your performance?
I spent two weeks for the first round and one month for the semi-final. It seemed like a pretty short time actually.
You said that you mentally prepared yourself well through your Facebook page. How did you find the judgment and result?
Following the performance in the first season, three judges out of four said “Yes”. And right before I got off the stage the hosts of the show Alan Wong and Justin Bratton pressed the Golden Buzzer together.
“It was more fascinating to see how your brain works than your dance,” said judge David Foster. I had never expected someone to give me such a compliment, especially someone great like him.
You mentioned that the population of the country has the big effect on the result. What do you think about the number of voters?
It is impossible to see the result of voting. As I noticed the Filipino dance group, one of the best participants of the show was supported very well. Also, Indonesians seemed to support more on YouTube than Facebook. Compared to other country’s population, we are really few. But the number of those who voted for me was high. That’s why I seized fourth place, I think.
All Mongolians united and voted for you. How did you feel?
I realized how hard it is to express my emotions and gratitude. It also reminded me of the Olympics where all Mongolians unite together to support one another.
How did other participants and the show team receive you when you said that you’re from Mongolia? Have any Mongolians ever taken part in “Asia’s Got Talent” before?
Actually, they didn’t pay that much attention on it. There were many talented participants from many different countries. Who is talented is more important than where we are from. But when I said that I was from Mongolia, most people think about the Mongolian ger and horses automatically. “You could show Mongolia from a different angle with high tech”, judges said.
What did you do after participating in “Mongolia’s Got Talent” to advance your career?
Right after the show “Mongolia’s Got Talent” finished, Mongol TV worked hard to promote me to the world. They managed to make a deal with many TV shows and competitions. And I started making a plan of shows and competitions that I will participate in 2018 with executives of Mongol TV. In 2017, I took part in “Asia’s Got Talent”, “America’s Got Talent” and other concerts in over 10 countries, including the USA, Mexico, and Thailand, through “Mongolia’s Got Talent” of Mongol TV.
I guess there are many difficulties when you perform in many other countries, especially when it comes to choreography. How did you manage it?
I realized that it is a big deal to perform in such big events. There was always one person who managed all the tours and one producer who manages the contracts and tech with me. Introducing and promoting my performance to famous producers and companies plays a big role in performing on big stages. The team of Mongol TV managed every necessary step.
Many people were amazed by the marriage proposal at your final performance. When did you make this decision? Did anyone else know about it before?
I found this idea before taking part in the first season of “America’s Got Talent” in March 2017. I planned to do it if I could remain in the final. And because I couldn’t remain in the final, nobody knew about it. When I came back to Mongolia, the executive director of Mongol TV, Ch.Nomin, told me that they did all the preparation to have me take part in “Asia’s Got Talent” and asked me to participate. Then I started my preparation of the performance with the marriage proposal.
Could you share your memories of how you met your girlfriend for the first time?
I met her for the first time when we were students. Because I had a lot of interest in dancing, I took a yearlong break from my studies. And when I came back as a fifth year student, my girlfriend had just enrolled at my university. Also, I used to run a club called “Anime” where we started talking and dating. We both majored in graphic design. I think that one year gap helped me to find my wife.
When are you going to get married? May I ask if you are planning to have a baby in the near future?
We are planning to get married and have a baby in two to three years. These days, we want to focus on studying more.
Do you consider yourself a romantic person? What kind of memories do you want to make with your girlfriend?
That’s an interesting topic. In my opinion, men see things from a broad perspective. For example, the proposal during the performance on “Asia’s Got Talent” stage was something that meant a lot to me. On the other hand, women seem like they make their best memories through little things in daily life. It’s been four years since we started living together.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself as a producer in 10 years. First and foremost, I need to learn a lot, such as graphics, sound engineering, stage composition, and programming.
How do you want to test yourself in the future? Were you asked to take part in any shows?
I am not planning to participate in many competitions. I think I tested myself quite enough.