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Talent search finale strikes instructive notes

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PGT4 winner Roel Manlangit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Last Saturday and Sunday, we dutifully watched the two final telecasts of the fourth season of “Pilipinas Got Talent,” to find out which act would be voted “best of the best” of six surviving finalists—and win not one but two million bucks!

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Still another singer wins ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

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ROEL Manlangit is overwhelmed. / Photo: Rodel Rotoni

New season, same result.

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13-year-old YouTube sensation wins ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ Season 4

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PGT4 winner Roel Manlangit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For the fourth straight season, ABS-CBN’s reality talent search “Pilipinas Got Talent” crowned a singer as its grand winner.

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When TV inspires–and aspires

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KEVIN Michael Connolly, the admirable host of “Armed & Ready.”

Many of the images we see on TV don’t provide good examples for us to emulate, as they are calculated to appeal to our baser instincts and the “least common denominator” in viewers’ interests.   Once in a rare while, however, the medium gifts us with inspiring role models of individuals who rise above extreme [...]

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Kapamilya talent show may have first non-singer champ

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“Pilipinas Got Talent” is one of the few reality talent searches in the country today where you’ll see acrobats, magicians, dance troupes, vocal groups, impersonators and a whole bunch of acts that will make you either scream or squirm. But for some reason, the voting public seems to prefer singers, as evidenced by past “PGT” [...]

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Markki Stroem is on a roll

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STROEM. More comfortable in “darker,” unconventional fare.

Markki Stroem is playing Shane Gray in the stage version of Disney’s “Camp Rock,” which wraps up its run at Repertory Philippines tomorrow. But, the hunky Filipino-Norwegian runner-up of “Pilipinas Got Talent” swears he’s farthest from Joe Jonas’ singing, dancing and tweener-baiting alter ego. He quips, “This is my ‘happy’ side—but, I’m more comfortable in ‘darker,’ unconventional fare.”

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‘PGT’ announces winner tonight

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Twin Divas

Ten performing acts battled for the P2-million cash prize in the Season 3 finale of the reality-talent show “Pilipinas Got Talent” (PGT) last night at the Pagcor Grand Theater Airport Casino Filipino in Parañaque City. The results show will be held tonight in the same venue. PGT is based on the “Got Talent” franchise, a [...]

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No on-cam texting, please

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SOTTO. Touched by viewer’s validation of her work.

“I watched the latter part of  ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ last Saturday and I almost turned to other channels because Kris Aquino did it again – texting when she’s supposed to be judging,” shares Marian Delicona, college student: “When the camera swept to where she was seated, she was texting. That’s being disrespectful to the contestants [...]

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HEARD: Ai-Ai’s advice to PGT hopefuls

Ai-Ai de las Alas

Ai-Ai de las Alas, to hopefuls on ABS-CBN’s “Pilipinas Got Talent,” where she is member of a three-man jury: “Galingan niyo, kasi lalamunin kayo ng ibang napakahusay na contestants. Agaw-buhay dapat at lahat ng ugat sa katawan niyo, buhayin niyo.”

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Ice cream, ‘balut’ vendor succeeds ‘siomai’ peddler

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“PILIPINAS Got Talent 2” grand winner Marcelito Pomoy with judges Ai Ai de las Alas, Kris Aquino and Freddie Garcia. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Until recently, to make ends meet, Marcelito Pomoy spent his mornings selling ice cream, and his nights peddling balut in Imus, Cavite, his hometown. That’s about to change. The 25-year-old singer won ABS-CBN’s reality talent search, “Pilipinas Got Talent 2,” at the Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. Besting 13 other contenders, a tearful Marcelito raised his [...]

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‘PGT 2’ champ named tonight

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One of the 14 finalists in reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent 2” will be declared grand winner and bring home a cash prize of P2 million, after the viewers’ choice is revealed on the “Live Results Night” at the Araneta Coliseum tonight at 8. The winner could come from a long list of singing acts—the [...]

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