Performance night of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Grand Finals was held tonight at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.
El Gamma Penumbra was the first to perform and I must say their performance gave me goose bumps. They did a shadow dance to the tune of Angeline Quinto's Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas. The group's dance routine talked about the country's history while showing some famous spots in the Philippines.
The peak of their performance was when they showed Christians and Muslims reaching out towards each other. They gained the loudest applause at that point.
Kris Aquino said she clapped 18 times throughout the performance. Ai-Ai de las Alas, on the other hand, said the group made her proud to be a Batangueño.
Second to perform was the Maasinhon Trio. The three men, who were choir trained, blended so well in their rendition of Basil Valdez's Nais Ko. Kris described their performance as "cool, plakado at malinis." Freddie M. Garcia, on the other hand, said that the Maasinhon Trio "brought out the blending of voices as a trio" and that they have perfected it.
The Loverkada Kids wowed the audience with their gymnast skills and stunts that were quite dangerous for little kids like them. True enough, one of them had a bleeding lip after the performance. The sole male member of the group didn't perform due to an illness (or did an accident happen while rehearsing?) but the kids amazed the audience nonetheless.
Renagine Pepito performed next with her rendition of Charice's Note to God. Sadly, the judges were not familiar with the song (LoL!). FMG said she's so brave to sing a not-so-familiar song but that she showed them her vocal range and her abilities.
The rap group Kiriko performed their own composition and it was Pinoy rap at its finest. The message of the song – which was about not giving up – was so clear that it wowed FMG and it made them Kris' favorite.
The Bringas Brothers did their own version of Eric Clapton's Change the World. It may not be the best performance of the night but the story behind one of them having cancer was enough to make you like them.
Twin Divas was impressive in their song and dance number which started with belting the Mariah Carey-Whitney Houston hit When You Believe then shifting to Jennifer Lopez's Let's Get Loud. The audience went wild with the number because for one, those were familiar songs (especially the latter) and two, the singing, dancing and some acrobatic skills of the twins were really impressive. FMG even said, "binuhay mo ang aking katawang lupa."
Muriel Lomadilla did the famous Killing Me Softly putting her own touches to the song. She looked quite unsure while singing and dancing but she wowed the audience and the judges when she started belting the high notes.
My personal favorite, the Lucky Twins, were the 9th to perform. They danced to the tune of Maalaala Mo Kaya and it was one of the two performances of the night that gave me goose bumps. Kris told them that she hoped what the twins did was prophetic in a way that MMK would also feature their life stories just like PGT Season 2 grand finalist Happy Feet and winner Marcelito Pomoy. FMG also praised them by saying, "I have never seen a dance presentation as beautiful as yours."
The Sandugo band let go of their reggae beat, though, to show the Philippines and the world that they could also do something else other than reggae. They performed P.O.T.'s Yugyugan Na and the front man was such a delight to watch with his cute dancing, good vocals, printed vest and quite gay facial expressions.
Fifteen-year-old Khalil Ramos was, as expected, the most applauded due to his good looks. Ai-Ai kept on saying he's the Justin Bieber of the Philippines but he reminded me more of David Archuleta with his singing style. Khalil did his own rendition of Aerosmith's Dream On and, again, the audience went wild almost throughout the song. He was shaky at some point but I guess that went unnoticed because all that mattered was his good looks.
Saving the best for last, the acrobat act Synergy performed their death-defying aerial routines. It reminded me of a Cirque du Soleil with the well-prepared costumes and world-class performance. According to Kris, it was "sexy, daring, perfect na pang-finale ng Season 3."
2 million pesos and the chance to be famous are at stake. To support your favorites, here's how to vote:
Text PGT <contestant code> and send it to 2331 for Globe, TM and Sun Cellular and 231 for Smart and Talk N Text.
To vote online, visit http://pilipinasgottalent.abs-cbn.com
Contestant codes are as follows:
El Gamma Penumbra – EL
Maasinhon Trio – MAASINHON
Loverkada Kids – LOVE
Renagine Pepito – RENAGINE
Kiriko – KIRIKO
Bringas Brothers – BRINGAS
Twin Divas – TWIN
Muriel Lomadilla – MURIEL
Lucky Twins – LUCKY
Sandugo Band – SANDUGO
Khalil Ramos – KHALIL
Synergy – SYNERGY
Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 grand finals results night will be held tonight at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City and will be aired live on ABS-CBN.
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