Marcelito Pomoy’s powerful rendition of The Prayer at the grand finals of Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) not only earned him a standing ovation at the Araneta Coliseum last week, but also the honor of being the winner of the ABS-CBN talent-reality show.
Marcelito, who became an Internet sensation via YouTube at the early part of the contest, bested 13 other grand finalists by getting the highest number of text and online votes (19.56 percent).
He came to Manila to search for his mother and siblings, but little did he know that he would also be able to realize his other dreams by joining PGT. But not only did he get reunited with his family, he topped PGT, thus bringing home the P2M cash prize.
Tapdancing brothers Happy Feet, on the other hand, came in second with 18.32 percent and gravity-defying breakdancers Freestylers landed on the third spot with 9.46 percent. They won P100,000 each, while the 11 other grand finalists received P50,000 each.
The other grand finalists were Madrigal Siblings, B4, Angel Calalas, Jem Cubil, Filogram, John Michael Narag, Buildex Pagales, DJP Trio, Leoniel Enopia and Elizabeth Dazo, Rico the Magician and Skeights.
The grand finals of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 became a top trending topic on Twitter. Watch the reunion of PGT contestants tomorrow, July 2, and on Sunday, July 3 at 8:45 p.m.