Turns out ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ is not dead after all.
ABS-CBN made that clear when it aired a teaser for the upcoming fifth season of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’. The network announced that there will be auditions for the said program throughout the month of October, with the final rounds scheduled in early November at the ABS-CBN studios.
The decision to revive ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ came following the successful run of its former contestants on fellow franchisee ‘Asia’s Got Talent’. Season 1 contestant Gerphil Flores finished third, while Season 3 contestants El Gamma Penumbra emerged as the winners.
‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ last aired two years ago, when Roel Manlangit emerged as the winner of Season 4. However, despite the success of the show, many viewers were disappointed in the selection process, as each winner of PGT were singers even though the talent on the show came from different fields.
It was also overshadowed by another franchised show in ‘The Voice of the Philippines’, and its sister show ‘The Voice Kids’. Thanks to the success of the two shows, PGT ended up taking a longer break than anyone expected to see.
Now that ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ is about to return, it remains to be seen whether or not they will be able to recapture the success of the previous four seasons. Not only that, they need to address their tendency to choose singers over other talents, despite the premise of the show that encourages people from all fields of talent to try their luck.
The premiere date of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ season 5 will be determined soon.