The most diverse ultimate showdown of Filipino talents happens this Saturday (June 1) and Sunday (June 2) as the country’s biggest and grandest talent-reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent” concludes its fourth season via its much-awaited grand finals to be held at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Paranaque.
The final six includes daring dancers from Batangas, D’ Intensity Breakers; ringman from Tondo, Frankendal Fabroa; driving heartthrobs from Manila, Lateral Drift Productions; unconventional acoustic trio from Davao, the MP3 band; child prodigy from Bukidnon, Roel Manlangit; and blacklight dancers from Pasig, Zilent Overload.
Shadow theater group El Gamma Penumbra wowed the audience at PAGCOR Grand Theater.
El Gamma Penumbra, which was among the finalists in the third season of "PGT," returned to the reality talent search to lead the creative introduction of the six grand finalists of the show's latest season.
Roel Manlangit was named winner of the reality show’s fourth season.
Winner - Roel Manlangit (30.22%)
Runner-Up - Frankendal Fabroa (25.07%)
Third Place - MP3 Band (17.48%)
Fourth Place - Zilent Overload (11.91%)
Fifth Place - D' Intensity Breakers (11.87%)
Sixth Place - Lateral Drift Productions (2.44%)
The result has drawn mixed reactions in the social networking site Twitter immediately after the live finale aired on Sunday night.
Because of this trend, some Internet users took to Twitter to express their disappointment, saying the show should just change its title to “Pilipinas Got Singers.”
#PGT always gets it wrong. Alakim (season 1) happy feet (season 2) el gamma (season 3) and Intensity Breakers (season 4) should have won.
— Denis (@denbote) June 2, 2013
To dancers and performers, never join #PGT cos singers will always beat you. Sa galing nung intensity breakers and zilent, natalo.
— Paolo Geluz (@pgeluz) June 2, 2013
season 1 pagas ang bosesseason 2 dalawa ang bosesseason 3 matandang bosesseason 4 batang bosespilipinas got bosesanoyern#pgt #mf
— alvin ilagan (@alvinilagan2) June 2, 2013
How we vote in reality shows can symbolize how we vote in the elections. Puro awa at popularity, not on the skills. :( #PGT
— Ryan Torrejos (@RyUnstoppable) June 2, 2013
Filipinos buy stories, not talent.#PGT it is. #IntensityBreakers is the real talent. They got the real talent. #PilipinasGotSingers
— x0mech0x (@x0mech0x) June 3, 2013
I didn't watch #PGT last nyt thou my forecast was right ang may pinaka kawawang kwento ang mananalo.. not impressive 4 dat million php prize
— Kee Villamiel (@vicKEEwilson) June 3, 2013
sana yung mga singer doon sila sasali sa mga singing competition like #thevoice at hindi sa #pgt kasi unfair sa mga hindi singer!
— cherars (@cherars) June 3, 2013
The grand winners of the past three seasons of "Pilipinas Got Talent" reunited for a special production for the fourth season's final results show on Sunday. Jovit Baldovino of Season 1, Marcelino Pomoy of Season 2 and the Maasinhon Trio of Season 3 performed a medley of songs about winning.
ROEL MANLANGIT of PILIPINAS GOT TALENT 4 (Grand Finals)
INTENSITY BREAKERS of PILIPINAS GOT TALENT 4 (Grand Finals)
FRANKENDAL FABROA of PILIPINAS GOT TALENT 4 (Grand Finals)
LATERAL DRIFT PRODUCTIONS of PILIPINAS GOT TALENT 4 (Grand Finals)
MP3 BAND of PILIPINAS GOT TALENT 4 (Grand Finals)
ZILENT OVERLOAD of PILIPINAS GOT TALENT 4 (Grand Finals)
Since season one, “Pilipinas Got Talent” has not only realized the dreams of hopefuls that have set foot on the PGT stage, but has also changed their lives in many ways.
Just like the boys of D’ Intensity Breakers who will give everything just to win PGT even if it means having to perform with a broken arm, which one of them did during the quarterfinals. The dance group was formed in one of the famous plazas in Lipa, Batangas by their leader Arjay and most of them didn’t really have formal training in dancing or death-defying stunts back then. Every day they work hard to pursue their dreams as a group and at the same time work hard to survive since some of them work as ballot vendors, jeepney barkers, garbage collectors, fishball vendors, etc.
If the boys of D’ Intensity Breakers are out on the streets to find a living, Frankendal Fabroa went as far as going to Japan just to earn and provide for his family. Now dubbed as the ringman of Tondo for his amazing dance act that makes use of metal rings, the now single dad went through a tough time when he separated from his wife and even lost one of his children. His stint in PGT paved the way for him to reconnect with his wife again.
As for drifting hotties Gio and Ralph of Lateral Drift Productions, they may be well-off in life but they share the same amount of thirst and passion in winning the competition as the other grand finalists. They started drifting and racing during their teenage years, and their being finalists in PGT already made a mark as they are the first car drifting act in the history of the program. With their good looks and rare talent, Gio and Ralph instantly gained popularity, especially among female fans.
Meanwhile, like any other aspiring music artists, Aries, LJ, and Makoy of MP3 band consider being on the show their much-awaited break to get into the local music scene. As musicians, they hope to create a new genre in music that fuses acoustic guitars, rap, conventional Pinoy music, and beatboxing. They may have not won the competition yet but MP3 band has already established its own fan base and has created a strong following among music fans online.
Also out to prove himself is YouTube sensation 13-year-old Roel Manlangit. PGT’s youngest grand finalist this season is not new to fame as he first created a buzz online. With more than 2 million views on YouTube and a growing number of local and international fans, Roel is set to rebuild his family’s life with his talent especially after their home was washed out during Typhoon Pablo.
The dream doesn’t seem that far as well for this season’s biggest contingent Zilent Overload, which is composed of 39 members. Just like their black light dance, all 39 of them have experienced being though very dark times as they were all victims of typhoon Ondoy and Habagat. Despite this, they managed to gather themselves up and worked hard for their passion to perform. The group used to work in a junkshop so that they could buy their props and costumes. But after being seen on PGT, they can now easily solicit funds from their neighbors and friends.