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Pilipinas Got Talent Revived

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.


18 thoughts on “Pilipinas Got Talent Revived

  1. Gab says:

    Now let’s wait for the possible replacement of Ai-Ai in the judges board…. I don’t know if Kris and Sir FMG will be back.

    • For them, they simply don’t care about dancers and other unusual talents; they simply liked the singers more on the show, which is very unfair. At least in the flop that is Bet ng Bayan, tatlong winner in different talent fields ang pinagpipilian, just to be fair.

      • Jc says:

        Its definitely now the time for the viewers to care about other talents than singers. And maybe let the show follow what Asia’s Got Talent do format-wise (which will be applied during the finals of PGT), all three finalists get the chance to perform before annoucing the winner of the show. But the winner will no longer perform one last time at the end of the show. In our case, the winner gets to perform at the end of it. The slight problem is, if the winner will be from an unusual talent, then setup for a final performance before closing the show will not be as easy as it looks like. So it’s possible that in the past seasons, the judges chose the finalist who does not have any further props to use (This occurence applies to singers) to be the champion of the show. A bit confusing though, but just saying.

      • Well, we’ll have to wait and see how will they handle this disparity. It’s definitely not good for the show to favor singers over other talents, considering its approach.

  2. Gab says:

    As of now, Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin will be the new judges of PGT. Another judge, ex-ABS-CBN executive Freedie Garcia will retain.

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