|The third batch of semi-finalists: Rafael Pavia, Jem Cubil, Collins Gutierrez, Zaldy Carlos, Happy Feet, and Dance Selection. Source: http://www.abs-cbn.com|
Last May 14 to 15, 2011, an all male group of contenders from different demographics showing their unique talents compete for the the third semi-finals round of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2.
The show started with the all-gay group of cheerdancers and acrobats from Taguig, Dance Selection. They have the strongest audience impact of the night and it was the best way to start the show because of their death-defying stunts in their dance routine. They have a breathtaking performance, colorful costumes, and a shocking, surprising stunts. Overall, it was fantastic!
Jem Cubil, the singer and musician from Cebu got the overwhelming impact among girls with his looks, height and the talent with his performance of "The Time of my Life" by David Cook. He got the right song choice which matches his vocal quality and musical talent. In addition, his musical style is on the mainstream and he needs to keep on practicing to get a slot in the recording industry. He improved a lot from his auditions and he is one of the dark horse for this season.
The youngest finalist who made it on Pilipinas Got Talent was five-year old rocker Rafael Pavia of Davao. With his rendition of Europe's "Carrie" (which performed by Jovit Baldivino last season), he has a right timing in the musical accompaniment and he sings clearly with a strong showmanship on stage. In addition, when he grow up, he has a potential to become a successful recording artist.
Zaldy Carlos of Manila did a very good job in singing "This Is The Moment." He has a very good vocal range and the song choice matches his prowess. Technically, he is one of the best performers in this competition and he can reach the high notes.
The music teacher from Laguna, Collins Gutierrez did a very good performance of Sharon Cuneta classic "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas" (If Only If Would Never End). He has a very good vocals, song choice and the musical accompaniment. In addition, he know his style and his identity as a singer and recording artist which is an edge to stay longer in the show business.
Last performance of the night is the brothers and tap dancing duo from Bukidnon, Happy Feet. They have the proper rhythm and precision of tap dancing and they have very exceptional skill in that kind of dance. At first, they didn't know the term for this dance, they got the idea from the movie "Happy Feet" and in their auditions, they used black shoes in their routine. When Ms. Ai-ai De las Alas gave them tap dancing shoes, they were more eager and passionate to perform plus they are really humble.
In the end, Happy Feet and Jem made it to the grand finals for this batch. Next week, the fourth batch of semi-finalists will perform on the stage. Who among these contenders will made it to the finals? Will it be the kiddie group Next Generation Band of Davao del Norte, dance troupe, Filogram of Baguio City or First Beat Effect, the beatboxing group from Bacolod? Can the singers Maribeth Callanta of Dagupan, Genevieve Arandia of Las Pinas and John Michael Narag of Pangasinan will sing their way to the finals? Watch Pilipinas Got Talent every Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 p.m. on ABS-CBN.