Things actually went well for Derrick, and his singing had him chosen to compete for the finals, making Millie plump up her feathers after many years of efforts. However, after hearing several groups of people comment negatively on her son’s abilities which, in turn affected his motivation and singing during practise, as well as his attitude towards her, Millie comes to the realisation that she now has to face even more things than just failure, and that she has to make a final decision: choosing between her dreams and her son’s happiness.
A. Derrick wins a spot for the succeeding episodes of the talent search, delighting Millie in their newfound fortune. But several weeks into their new “reality”, Millie sees the dark side of stardom as tiring and unrewarding. Still, she deems everything fine as long as Derrick sings and wins.
B. Numerous rumours about Derrick and his mother starts circulating the internet, affecting Derrick’s performances and nearly losing the top three spot. His mother was not immune to the effects of the gossips either, but instead of talking it out with him, she takes out her frustrations on her son, causing their relationship to grow distant.
C. Just when Millie was about to scold her son’s shortcomings in his last performance, Derrick starts sobbing and telling her that he wanted to go home, back to his school, and just stay in one place, after all, “This is your dream, not ours, and not mine really.” Millie shuts him out completely, calling him selfish and ungrateful.
A. Derrick fails to win the top spot in the competition. But Millie apologises and asks about his happiness. Derrick simply wants to sing and make people happy, and Millie agrees to it, after he completes the contract requirements of the show. Though doubtful, Derrick complies.
A. After several months on the road and after finishing the contract agreements, Millie starts