In the world of entertainment, artists often measure their success by album sales, chart-topping hits, or standing ovations from adoring fans.
But for Troye Sivan, the barometer of a successful performance took an unexpectedly heartwarming and unconventional turn. The 28-year-old singer recently revealed a peculiar but endearing goal – making moms cry. Yes, you read that right. Making moms shed tears was Sivan's quirky way of gauging his success on stage.
Sivan shared this delightful insight on a recent episode of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." He recounted his younger days when his biggest aspiration was to elicit emotional responses from the mothers in the audience.
"At the time, my barometer for a successful performance was making moms cry," Sivan confessed with a mischievous grin.
Host Jimmy Fallon, bewildered by this unique measure of success, asked if Sivan would intentionally tug at the heartstrings of mothers.
Sivan's response was unequivocal, "Try to, yeah." He disclosed that he would go to great lengths to win over the maternal part of the audience, employing a variety of tactics to melt their hearts.
With a nostalgic chuckle, Sivan revealed that he laid it on "so thick" during his performances as a child. Smiling sweetly at the camera and employing his signature moves, the young Sivan would do whatever it took to connect with the mothers in the crowd. And, to his delight, it worked. "You're making me cry a little bit," Fallon joked while pretending to wipe away fake tears.
This unusual revelation provides a delightful peek into the early career of the "Angel Baby" singer, whose charm and charisma were already captivating audiences at a young age.
In a video from his Australian television debut at just 11 years old, a young Sivan could be seen flashing his infectious smile and singing "Over the Rainbow" with irresistible charm. The audience's emotional response was clear – even the host couldn't resist getting a little misty-eyed.
As we fast forward to the present, this entertaining anecdote from Sivan's past takes on a new light as he prepares to release his third studio album, "Something to Give Each Other." This album marks his return to the music scene since 2018 and features the release of his music video "Rush." Described as "a celebration of sex, dance, sweat, community, queerness, love, and friendship," Sivan's artistry continues to evolve and captivate audiences.
However, it's worth noting that Sivan recently faced some backlash for his "Rush" music video, which was criticized for not featuring a diverse range of body types.
In response, Sivan acknowledged the critique, stating, "We just made the video, and there wasn't a ton of thought put behind that." This controversy reminds us that even the most talented artists are not immune to scrutiny and the need for thoughtful representation in their work.
In the end, Troye Sivan's quest to make moms cry might be unconventional, but it reveals the depth of his passion for connecting with his audience on a personal level. As he prepares to release "Something to Give Each Other," fans can't help but appreciate his unique approach to measuring success, which adds a touch of humor and warmth to the world of music. So, when you find yourself at a Troye Sivan concert, keep an eye on the moms in the audience – you might just witness the magic that makes them shed a tear or two.