WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy sings ‘Beauty and The Beast’ for ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale
Marcelito Pomoy channeled Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for his final performance on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”.
Pomoy sang the two artists’ famous tune “Beauty and The Beast” in his signature “doble kara” style, as seen in a video on the show’s YouTube channel yesterday, Feb. 9.
His performance wowed the audience and judges Heidi Klum, Alesha Dixon and Howie Mandel, who all gave him a standing ovation.
“I know this is the third time that you’ve performed in front of us but it just never gets old,” Klum said.
She also stressed that it is always incredible whenever she hears Pomoy’s dual voices.
Meanwhile, Mandel and Dixon praised Pomoy for his song choice, adding that he hit the high notes perfectly. Cowell also commended Pomoy’s performance and pointed out that it was better than his previous one, where he sang Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partirò”.
However, Cowell added that if it was his choice, he “would have done something less predictable.” Dixon immediately protested and asked her fellow judge: “How is that predictable?”
Cowell explained that Pomoy’s song choices were popular but “very safe.” He said that if Pomoy “had done something out of his comfort zone,” it could have given him “another moment.”
Despite Cowell’s comment on his performance, Pomoy previously revealed that the song was chosen by the show’s staff and music arrangers. He confirmed this through a video on his YouTube page on Feb. 8.
The competition’s champion will be named tomorrow when the finale’s full episode officially airs on the American TV network NBC. Prior to joining “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”, Pomoy was the grand winner of “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2011. JB
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