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A Spectacular Ending for Pilipinas Got Talent

Season 5 of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ ended on a great note.

For the first time in the talent show’s history, a non-singer won the grand prize of P2 million. Power Duo, a dancing act composed of real-life couple Anjanette and Gervin, was named the grand winner, following an impressive performance in the finale held during the weekend of May 21-22 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Dancing to the tune of the OPM classic ‘Ikaw Lamang’, Power Duo earned an average of 100% of votes from both the judges and the viewers to win the grand prize. Their awe-struck performance in the finale capped off an amazing run for the dance act, who began the season by receiving the Golden Buzzer and kept cruising all season.

Power Duo joins an elite list of winners in the ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ franchise, all of which were singers. They are Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, Maasinhon Trio, and Roel Manlangit.

Aside from Power Duo, the season’s other finalists include:


  • Crossover Family
  • Mastermind
  • Sto. Tomas Bulilit Generation
  • Power Impact Dancers


  • Next Option
  • The Chosen Ones
  • Kurt Philip Espiritu

Variety Acts

  • UA Mindanao (motocross stunts)
  • Amazing Pyra (fire dancing)
  • Ody Sto. Domingo (magic)
  • Dino Splendid Acrobats (acrobatic stunts)

While the finale went along smoothly, not all performers left the venue standing. UA Mindanao member Bornok Mangosong performed a risky back-flip that ultimately crashed, leaving him in a wheelchair afterwards.

Despite the mishap, the judges still praised UA Mindanao for courageously finishing the performance. Angel Locsin, one of the season’s judges, even gave the group a perfect score.

Overall, Season 5 of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ was a runaway winner, averaging around 35% and consistently topping the list of the 20 most-watched shows every Saturday and Sunday. To cap it all off, the two-part finale garnered ratings of 33.8% (Saturday) and 36.7% (Sunday), beating the competition on both occasions.

It was indeed a spectacular ending for ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’. While its future is once again up in the air, there is glimmer of hope, since the just-concluded season gave all acts a fair share of the spotlight, capped off by a non-singer in Power Duo winning the grand prize.

Hopefully ABS-CBN can bring back the ever-successful franchise sooner rather than later. For now though, another talent show franchise in ‘The Voice Kids’ is on the spotlight starting this weekend.


6 thoughts on “A Spectacular Ending for Pilipinas Got Talent

  1. I may not admire Vice Ganda always but he is right to say that PGT is for all talents and not for singers.

    This should slap Kris and Ai-ai; we may miss them but we should never forget their actions.

    I’ll wait for the TVK3 post but I won’t bother. To be honest, we criticize James “Mr. Sunday” Ty III for a long time but at one point, he was right all along. Those back-to-back reality shows on weekend is turning the worse for other genres just like the celebrity overkill on their game shows (especially Family Feud) and starting GGV very late than usual.

    • Looks like this season of PGT is worth watching after all and the texters voted the right winner. Natutunan na nila ang kanilang pagkakamali by witnessing El Gamma Penumbra winning Asia’s Got Talent na hindi singing contest ang Got Talent franchise, kundi showcase of talents. Looks like PGT will be renewed for another season. Kung totoo yan, may pag-asa pa ang PGT.

      • With that kind of reception and equal opportunity to all of its talents, PGT should get another season. This season was their redemption for the criticism they received in recent years. And voting for a non-singer to win was worth watching.

    • And they already have I Love OPM which they recently extended to feature a celebrity edition. Two of the same kind isn’t going to be good. It’s like ABS decided to air Your Face Sounds Familiar while TVK is still ongoing, which is a bad decision.

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