Pilipinas Got Talent

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Pilipinas Got Talent
Pilipinas Got Talent logo.jpg
Pilipinas Got Talent title card used since Season 4.
Created by Simon Cowell
Directed by Bobet Vidanes
Presented by
Judges
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 132 (as of June 8, 2013)
Production
Executive producer(s) Rancy Amor Rercato
Location(s)
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) FremantleMedia
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run February 20, 2010 (2010-02-20) – June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
Chronology
Related shows Got Talent
External links
Website

Pilipinas Got Talent is a Philippine talent show on ABS-CBN that began February 20, 2010. It is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company. "Pilipinas" is the Filipino word for Philippines. Anyone can join and showcase their talents in the audition. At the sound of three buzzers from the judges, the auditionees are asked to stop their act. With at least two yes from the judges, they are automatically in the list for Judges Cull, where judges have to pick only 36 acts that will move to the semi-finals. Acts will compete against each other in order to gain the audience support to win the prize money and the title of Pilipinas Got Talent winner.

ABS-CBN acquired the Got Talent franchise,[1] advertising it as "the first and only nationwide talent reality show in the Philippines," although other talent shows from other networks are currently airing with a similar format, such as Talentadong Pinoy on TV5.

Viewers are able to join through text and online registration via Internet. Auditions are held in key cities such as Manila, Baguio, Batangas, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.

The first season premiered on February 20, 2010 on ABS-CBN[2] and ended on June 13, 2010. A second and a third season aired back to back in 2011.[3] A fourth season is currently airing which had premiered on February 16, 2013.

To date, there have been four winners: Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, the Maasinhon Trio, and Roel Manlangit. All four are singing acts. The winner of each season receives ₱2,000,000.

Overview[edit]

Live auditions[edit]

It all starts at the audition process. There are major auditions where the judges visit many of Philippine cities including Manila, Batangas, Cebu, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao to hold the auditions. Since the second season, aside from the major auditions, there are mini-auditions where it can be held in several provinces and cities in the Philippines and judged by the staff of Pilipinas Got Talent. This third season, contestants are allowed to audition online by submitting their audition video through the Pilipinas Got Talent's official website.[4]

Judges' Cull[edit]

At the end of auditions round, the acts have passed will make it to the Second Round: the "Judges' Cull". In this round, the judges will make a review for all the acts who passed the auditions. The second round for the Visayas and Mindanao auditionees and Luzon auditionees are held separately. In the end, only thirty-six acts will be selected to enter the live quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals[edit]

The thirty-six acts that won their way to the third round will be separated into groups of six that will perform live in front of a studio audience. Six acts will compete each week and only two will manage to pass. Top three finalists will be chosen from the public's highest three choices, first from the most public votes and second from the judge's choice between the second and third highest votes will manage to get through. In second season, there is a wildcard round for those semi-finalists who lose the judges votes and they will compete in order to make it to the grand finals.

Initially known as the 'Semifinals' on its first three seasons, in season four the twelve remaining acts will go into another round of competition prior to the finals, wherein they will be reduced by half. Unlike the first three seasons, only six acts will only make it to the grand finals.

Semifinals[edit]

After placing for the twelve spots in the quarterfinals, each act will then go to a battle of talents, wherein six acts only will qualify for the grand finals.

Grand finals[edit]

The acts that managed to pass through the first four eliminations (three in the first three seasons) will compete on a live grand finale event for a final performance in the show. This time, the winner will be up to the hands of the public as the grand champion will be announced as the act with the most number of public votes. The grand champion will receive a total amount of 2,000,000 while the second and third placers will receive 100,000 each. Nevertheless, those who were not able to reach the top 3, will receive a cash prize of 50,000 each.

Seasons[edit]

Seasons summary[edit]

Season Premiered Ended Winner Runner-up Third place Main hosts More Talent host Judges Guest judge
1 February 20, 2010 June 13, 2010 Jovit Baldivino Baguio Metamorphosis Velasco Brothers Billy Crawford
Luis Manzano
Marc Abaya Kris Aquino
Ai-Ai delas Alas
Freddie M. Garcia
N/A
2 February 26, 2011 June 26, 2011 Marcelito Pomoy Happy Feet Freestylers N/A
3 July 9, 2011 October 23, 2011 Maasinhon Trio Khalil Joseph Ramos Bringas Brothers
4 February 16, 2013 June 8, 2013 Roel Manlangit Frankendal Fabroa MP3 Band Vice Ganda1
  1. ^ Ai-Ai delas Alas was not able to attend the fifth semifinal week due to illness. Due to this, Vice Ganda was asked to take her duties, but only as a replacement judge for the week.

Season details[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Pilipinas Got Talent title card used from Season 1 until Season 3.

The first season began on February 20, 2010.[5] It was held in some major cities in the Philippines like Baguio, Batangas, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Metro Manila where the hopefuls are judged by judges Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai delas Alas and Freddie "FMG" Garcia. From thousands who auditioned, 220 acts made it to the Judges' Cull where the top 36 semi-finalists were selected.

The semi-finals were held on AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo from the first to fourth performance night and in Tanghalang Pasigueño from fifth to sixth performance night. On the other hand, the results show always held in Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN. On June 12 and 13, 2010 the season ended in Araneta Coliseum of Quezon City, Metro Manila where the twelve acts competed. Finalist Rosbelt C. Cabang from Batangas, sang his way to victory and won the prize of ₱2,000,000.[6]

Season 2[edit]

The second season premiered on February 26, 2011 replacing Star Circle Quest and Star Power respectively. Ai-Ai delas Alas, Kris Aquino, and Freddie Garcia reprised their judging duties from first season. Same with the hosts, Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano who was joined by Nikki Gil. The major auditions for the second season were held in Dagupan, Batangas, Naga, Cebu, Davao and Metro Manila. It is also the season where they held micro-auditions in other cities and provinces in the Philippines where hopefuls are judged by the Pilipinas Got Talent staff.

There are 174 acts who passed the auditions and made it to the Judges' Cut. The Luzon and Visayas auditionees where selected in Dolphy Theater in Quezon City where 26 acts made it to the semi-finals. On the other hand, the remaining 10 acts from Mindanao were visited by the judges in their respective hometown. The semi-finals were held in PAGCOR Theater in Parañaque City. In addition, there is a wildcard round for those semi-finalists who made it to the top three highest audience votes but lost the judges' votes are given a chance to compete again in order to make it to the grand finals. Only two will be chosen for this round.

On June 25 and 26, 2011, the season ended in Araneta Coliseum of Quezon City, Metro Manila where the fourteen acts competed. Falsetto singer Marcelito Pomoy from Cavite was crowned as the winner of the second season.

Season 3[edit]

The hosts announced in the grand finals of Season 2 that the show will return again within two weeks. The third season premiered last July 9, 2011 on ABS-CBN. Major auditions are held in Baguio, Manila, Batangas, Cebu, Bacolod, Tacloban, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and General Santos City. There are also mini-auditions held in almost 70 municipalities and cities in the country. In addition, there are online auditions where participants are asked to upload their videos in Pilipinas Got Talent website. In this season, Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford became a judge substitute for a while of Aiai Delas Alas and Kris Aquino, respectively.[4]

After the nationwide auditions (including online auditions), 187 acts made it to the next round called "The Judges Cull" where the judges were able to make a review of the contenders who passed the auditions which they are going to choose the top 36 semi-finalists. The Judges' Cull was held in ABS-CBN Studios in Quezon City where 24 acts from Luzon and Mindanao made it to the semi-finals. In addition, the 12 acts from Visayas were visited by the judges as well as Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano in their respective hometowns.

On October 23 and 24, 2011, the season ended in the Ynares Sports Complex in Antipolo City, Rizal where the twelve acts competed. Maasinhon Trio, a singing trio from Southern Leyte, was announced as the winner of the third season.[7]

Season 4[edit]

A teaser for the fourth season were aired after results night of The X Factor Philippines in July 29, 2012. Major auditions were held in key cities like Quezon City, Bacolod, General Santos, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao City.[8] In addition, winners of TFCkat, an international competition made by The Filipino Channel which is held in Filipino key areas all over the world, were also given slots for auditions in the Philippines.[9][10] The show premiered on February 16, 2013.

After the nationwide auditions, 104 acts made it to the Judges Cull where the three judges made a review of their auditions in order to determine the top 36 quarterfinalists. This is the season which marks the introduction of semifinal round where the top 12 acts who won the quarterfinals will compete for the six slots in the grand finals.[11]

On June 1 and 2, 2013, the season ended in PAGCOR Grand Theater in Parañaque, Metro Manila where six acts vied for the grand prized of 2 million pesos. Roel Manlangit, a 13-year old singer from Valencia, Bukidnon, was hailed as the winner of the fourth season.[12]

Judges and hosts[edit]

Pilipinas Got Talent judges and presenters; from left: Ai-Ai delas Alas, Kris Aquino, Freddie M. Garcia, Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford.

Pilipinas Got Talent is hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano,[13][14] while Marc Abaya hosts the daily spin-off, Pilipinas Got More Talent.[2] The judges of the show consists of Kris Aquino, who was earlier tapped for the hosting gig, backed out from judging at first.[15] However, she announced at an episode on Showbiz News Ngayon that she has resumed her judging duties. She joins former ABS-CBN President and COO Freddie M. Garcia, and Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas.[16][17][18]

Criticisms[edit]

'Susan Boyle'-like issue[edit]

Antonio J. Montalvan II of Philippine Daily Inquirer lamented about how auditions, particularly during the ones held in the southern island of Mindanao, reflect the Philippine showbiz culture of denigrating people from outside Metro Manila, who are often referred as "promdi." The writer narrated about one male contestant from Davao City who he wrote as "a Susan Boyle in the making," but the audience applause was cut short after judge Kris Aquino "wryly commented that to appreciate the contestant’s voice, one should not look at his face but only listen to his voice."[19]

Preference for singers[edit]

After Manlangit was declared the winner of the fourth season, many Filipino netizens were disappointed with the show for its preference with singers. The show had produced four singers for four straight seasons, all of whom were males. Many had vented their disappointments on Twitter. One shared that in order to win the show, one must be a male singer with a very sad and tragic background story. Some netizens also recommended to change the title of the show to "Pilipinas Got Singers," pertaining much to the winning streak of singers in the show.[20][21]

Awards[edit]

Year Award giving body Awards Nominated for Nominees Result Source
2014 Entertainment Press Society Inc. Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Host Luis Manzano Won [22]
Entertainment Press Society Inc. Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Host Billy Crawford Nominated [23]
Entertainment Press Society Inc. Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Pilipinas Got Talent Nominated [23]
Polytechnic University of the Philippines PUP Mabini Media Awards Best Television Reality Program Pilipinas Got Talent Won [24]
2013 Entertainment Press Society, Inc. Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Pilipinas Got Talent Nominated [25][26]
Entertainment Press Society, Inc. Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Adapted Reality Competition Program Host Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford Won [25][26]
2012 Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Host Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford Won [27]
Yahoo! Philippines Yahoo! OMG! Awards Male TV Host Luis Manzano Won [28]
Northwest Samar State University Students’ Choice Awards for Radio and Television Best Reality Show Pilipinas Got Talent Won [29]
Northwest Samar State University Students’ Choice Awards for Radio and Television Best Reality Show Host Luis Manzano Won [29]
2011 Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Host Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford Won [30]
Yahoo! Philippines Yahoo! OMG! Awards Male TV Host Luis Manzano Won [31]
Entertainment Press Society, Inc. Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Pilipinas Got Talent Nominated [32]
Entertainment Press Society, Inc. Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Adapted Reality Competition Program Host Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford Won [33]
2010 Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Host Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford Won [34]
Anak TV, Inc. Anak TV Seal Award Anak TV Seal Award for TV Programs Pilipinas Got Talent Won [35]

References[edit]

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