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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2: First Semi-Finals


Last April 30, 2011, the first batch of talented acts performed in PAGCOR Theater for the first semi-finals of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2. The competition was exciting and entertaining, showing the spectrum of talents which proves that Filipinos got it! Yesterday, May 1, 2011, the results are revealed and two acts made it to the grand finals. Here's a quick recap of the acts who performed in the first semi-finals round of Pilipinas Got Talent.

The first act of the night is Freestlyers, the dance troupe from Calamba, Laguna. At first, their dance routine was very common and seen in other talent competitions in TV like Showtime or Talentadong Pinoy. However, they have the breathtaking stunts, good choice of music and a synchronized choreography. They got the highest votes in this batch which automatically send them to the grand finals.

We also have Brian Brady, the young singer from Laoag City. He is one of the memorable auditions because he is  the American kid who has a heart of a Filipino. He sang a classic from Rico J. Puno entitled "May Bukas Pa" (There Is Still Tomorrow). It is a right song choice but he needs to improve the dynamics and the modulation of his voice. However, he has a positive outlook and a pleasant disposition in life.

The acoustic duo of Sol & Ven from Bacolod City or Light Gauge Acoustic did a rendition of Usher's "OMG." They are very good tandem especially Ven has a gifted skill in playing the guitar. But the song choice is not showing their genre but it fits to the voice of Sol and nice attempt to make an acoustic version of "OMG".

The Madrigal Siblings of Cainta, Rizal did an amazing job of singing Kuh Ledesma's "Ako ay Pilipino" (I Am A Filipino). The singing trio proved that they are experienced performers and it seems that they are prepared for their performances. They have the harmonized blending and powerful vocals which results into a great performance. They got the third highest number of text and online votes and got the judges' vote to made it on the finale.

The differently-abled singer and musician Jeremie Tampoy of Davao del Sur did a touching rendition of "The Music of the Night" from the musical Phantom of the Opera. She has a very good musical talent but the song choice is not familiar to other people. Therefore, she proved that although she is blind, she can share her talent to the world.

Last performance of the night is Rico The Magician from Caloocan. He has the strongest audience impact in this batch. He has a funny routine in magic from quirky footwork to strange tricks using his wife, a dog and a snake in his magic. Overall, his performance was entertaining, funny, and amazing! He got the second highest number of votes but he didn't make it to the finals. If there is a wildcard round, he will win all the way to the finals.

All of these contestants did a great job and hopefully, there will be a wildcard round for those acts who didn't make it in the semi-finals.
The first batch of semi-finalists in Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2.
Upper row: Freestylers, Brian Brady, Rico The Magician
Lower row: Madrigal Siblings, Jeremie Tampoy, Light Gauge Acoustic.
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