PHILIPPINES – Acrobatic dance act Power Duo was named the fifth grand winner of ABS-CBN’s hit talent-reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent” during its top-rating and worldwide Twitter-trending finale held Sunday night (May 22) live at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Power Duo, composed of lovers Anjanette and Garvin from Angono, Rizal, garnered the highest combined votes from the judges and from the public, beating fire dancer Amazing Pyra and magician Ody Sto. Domingo, who finished second and third respectively.
As grand winners, the pair won a whopping P2 million jackpot prize.
“Pilipinas Got Talent” also fared very well in the ratings game. Its two-part finale topped the list of most watched programs in the country and hit 33.8% nationwide on Saturday (May 21) vs rival’s 19.3%; and 36.7% on Sunday (May 22) vs rival’s 17.9%.
The official hashtags #PGT5FinalShowdown and #PGT5GrandWinner also consecutively became the number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide and in the Philippines.
Power Duo, who was instantly sent to the semi-finals after judge Robin Padilla chose them as his Golden Buzzer act, is the first dance act to win “Pilipinas Got Talent” following four successful seasons dominated by singers.
This is the fifth time ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, localized the worldwide hit franchise distributed by Fremantle Media. Since the first season aired in 2010, “PGT” has been one of the most successful talent-reality shows on Philippine television.
ABS-CBN remains to be the reality talent show capital of the Philippines with its unparalleled expertise in adapting international formats. Just recently, ABS-CBN announced the return of “The Voice Kids” and “Pinoy Big Brother.” The biggest celebrity ballroom dancing competition,“Dancing with the Stars,” as well as the the biggest search for the next Pinoy boy band, “La Banda,” are also set to hit Philippine television this 2016.
“Pilipinas Got Talent” is hosted by Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford with judges Freddie “FMG” Garcia, Angel Locsin, Robin Padilla, and Vice Ganda.
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