WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy wows audiences at ‘The Ellen Show’
“Pilipinas Got Talent” Season 2 Grand Winner Marcelito Pomoy wowed the studio audience of “The Ellen Show” with his ability to sing in both soprano and tenor.
As seen in the video uploaded by ellentube.com on Tuesday, Pomoy performed his “duet” of Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion’s “The Prayer” and Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.”
During the interview, the 34-year-old singer told host Ellen DeGeneres that he did not believe that he was invited to the show until he received the tickets to Los Angeles.
He recounted that EllenTV.com messaged him on Facebook and even Skyped with them: “Actually hindi ko po talaga ini-expect. Tapos one time may nag-message po sa akin sa Facebook EllenTV.com. Hanggang dumating po yung nag-Skype kami, hindi pa rin ako naniniwala. Then dumating sa akin ‘yung ticket going to Ellen.”
“So, well, here you are. Because you’re amazing,” DeGeneres told Pomoy.
Pomoy also narrated how he left home when he was young and had to get through the day with the P50 he earned from being a pin boy at a bowling alley.
“First time ko kasing lumayas seven years old, tapos nagtrabaho na ako bilang pin boy. Then, ang kita ko sa pin boy ay P50, in US dollars ay $1, yun ang nag-survive sa akin na pangkain ko sa araw-araw at natulog na ako sa kalye,” he said.
After performing “Beauty and the Beast,” DeGeneres surprised Pomoy with a trip to see his favorite singer, Celine Dion.
“So, you love Celine Dion. She’s my friend. I called Celine, told her about you. She wants to meet you. You’re gonna go to Vegas, you’re gonna see her show, you’re gonna go backstage, gonna see her at Ceasar’s in Las Vegas and meet her,” she said.
Pomoy won the second season of “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2011. After that, released two studio albums – “Split” in 2013 and “Duet Yourself” in 2016. /cbb
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