Marcelito Pomoy proud to be AGT 3rd runner-up: ‘May mas magaling sa ‘kin, at tanggap natin ‘yun’
For global singing sensation Marcelito Pomoy, it is already enough that he made it to the top four of the recently-concluded “America’s Got Talent: The Champions ” (AGT: Champions) season 2.
Pomoy expressed his gratitude to fans and emphasized that he accepts that there are people more talented that him, saying he is already happy with having represented the Philippines in the talent show.
“Alam mo, sobrang, super saya na ‘ko kasi, sa dinami-dami ng nag-audition na lahat nag-champion sa iba-ibang bansa, well isa ‘ko sa napili at nakapasok sa audition, sa semifinals at sa grand finals. At hindi lang ‘yan, pumasok ako sa top four,” he said in a video posted on his Instagram account last Tuesday, Feb. 18. “So ibig sabihin, hindi lang ako ang mas magaling, kundi meron pang mas magaling sa akin.”
(You know, I am extremely happy that out of the numerous champions from several countries, I was chosen and got through the audition, the semifinals and grand finals. Moreover, I even made it to the top four. I may be talented, but there are those that are even more talented than me.)
“Kaya guys, tanggap natin ‘yun. At least ‘di ba, kahit papaano, may isang Pilipino na nakapasok sa ganoong laban (So guys, we accept that. At least, somehow, a Filipino got to participate in that kind of competition),” Pomoy added.
The dual-voiced singer then thanked his fans and gave them a piece of advice: “Sa lahat ng mga kagaya ko, ay ‘wag sana mawalan ng pag-asa, dahil hindi nasusubok ang kahirapan sa buhay, kundi ang katatagan sa sarili.”
(For people who are like me, do not lose hope, because life is not tested by its hardships, but by how we endure them.)
Pomoy, who got his big break in 2011 after winning “Pilipinas Got Talent” (PGT), used to live in the streets without his parents since he was 7 years old, up until he joined the show. He used to be a pin boy at a bowling alley, earning P50 a day to get by.
Before he joined “AGT: Champions”, he has since released two albums, titled “Split” (2013) and “Duet Yourself” (2016), after being hailed PGT’s grand winner.
‘Already a winner’
Pomoy also stated in his post that he feels even more like a winner because of the “outpouring [of] love” from his supporters.
“I still cannot believe that this is all happening but all I can say is that I may not have the title, trophy and money but in my heart and in my mind I can feel that I am already a winner for I win your hearts,” he said. “I’ve gotten hundreds of messages and it means the world to me.”
Pomoy went on to say that fans should not be disappointed, noting that “God has a reason for everything,” and that He has a better plan.
The singer then thanked AGT for inviting him to join, saying it allowed him to share his talent to the world, and that he did not expect to be loved around the globe.
“With that I can say that I am proud to be the [third runner-up] of the America’s Got Talent the Champions Edition Season 2… Love you all guys,” he stressed.
Pomoy also revealed that his own studio is now being constructed, and promised fans that he will make a cover for them soon. JB
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