MANILA, Philippines – Brother duo Spyros was hailed as the first-ever grand champion of “It’s Showtime’s” “PINASikat” for their extraordinary tricks using the diabolo or Chinese yoyo in the latent competition’s grand finals at the Ynares Center last Saturday (January24).
Brothers and college students Marc and Marco Betito won P1 million and a house and lot from Camella, after showing off their moves in their breathtaking performance, the only one that received a standing ovation from judges Zsa Zsa Padilla, Iza Calzado, Sunshine Cruz, Epy Quizon, Nikki Valdez, Myrtle Sarrosa, Bayani Agbayani, Pooh, Arjo Atayde, Meg Imperial, Matt Evans, Abra, Jimmy Bondoc, Bangs Garcia, Arron Villaflor, Dominic Ochoa, Assunta de Rossi, Gino Padilla, Precious Lara Quigaman, and resident judge and host Jhong Hilario.
They also left the crowd in the Ynares Center roaring and cheering and got a perfect score of 10 from them.
The brothers, who grew up in New York, came home to the Philippines to learn more about Filipino culture and share their talent with their kababayans.
Spyros beat out all the 15 grand finalists from different parts in Luzon and Visayas to become the first-ever grand champion of the talent segment, which ran for five months.
“It’s Showtime’s” highly anticipated “PINASikat” grand finals recorded a national TV rating of 18.4% across urban and rural homes in the country, beating rival program “Eat Bulaga,” which only got 10.5%, according to data from Kantar Media.
Meanwhile, the country’s number one noontime show also launched the “Face 3” of its hit and well-loved segment “Kalokalike” to search for people who can best imitate popular local and foreign celebrities based on appearance, behavior, and performance.
To audition, just go to the ABS-CBN Audience Entrance in Quezon City from Mondays to Fridays, 3-5PM, bring a valid ID, and look for Bing Ramos or Danjosh Zacarias. Aspirants can also e-mail their photos and videos to kalokalike.itsshowtime at gmail dot com with their name and contact details.