There are many talent shows in the Philippines and around the globe considering a wildcard round. It can be held for those talented, remarkable and exceptional contenders who didn't make it for the grand finals and gave them another chance to prove themselves that they deserve to win. There are moments that wildcard hopefuls are emerging to grand winners. These include singers Erik Santos and Jerome Sala in Star in a Million and dance group XB Gensan in Showtime.
Pilipinas Got Talent is one of the popular talent shows in our country and now on its second season. Last season, there are lots of remarkable acts like band troupe Kapidamu Band, dancer Alexis Carpena, dance troupe Experience Kidz, and opera singer Fame Flores, did a very exceptional performance and they deserved to be in the grand finals. However, there is no wildcard round in this season and they lost in the semi-finals round in the show.
This second season, it was more controversial and surprising when the 60-year old magician Romarico Sanorjo (a.k.a. Rico the Magician) didn't make it to the finals. He made an overwhelming impact and entertainment to the viewers because of his funny magical act. But he got the second highest number of votes (next to dance troupe Freestylers who automatically made it to the grand finals and the top act who got the highest number of votes) and he lost to the judges vote over the singing trio Madrigal Siblings. In addition, the all-gay cheerdance and acrobatics troupe Dance Selection received a standing ovation from the crowd because of their death-defying stunts. Also, singer Maribeth Callanta got the positive comments and approval of the judges because of her vocal prowess and soulful performance. However, both of them didn't make it to the grand finals or even in top three highest votes. There are also acts who stand out in auditions but didn't make it to the top 36 like pianist Agnes Ignacio, sand artist Mark Kenneth Dolom, magician Gino Janducayan, and band troupe The Asidors. They show their exceptional talents which made them stand-out in their auditions.
Hopefully, there will be a wildcard round because it proves that there are bunch of exceptional talents in this season. In addition, there are eliminated contenders who did a very good performance and they deserve to be given another chance to prove themselves to win the competition.
There are still twelve remaining acts to compete for the fifth and sixth semi-finals round. Who ever makes it to the grand finals, they deserve it and for those who are eliminated, don't lose hope and improve their craft. The twelve remaining acts to compete are:
- Bourbon (Feliz Ria Pichay) - the pole dancer who auditioned with her partner; but in the judges cull, her partner didn't make it because of injury.
- Buildex Pagales - the teen acoustic singer who wowed the crowd in Davao auditions with his rendition of Bruno Mars' "Billionaire" and "Just The Way You Are."
- DJP Trio - the all-girl kiddie singing trio from Bacolod with their pretty looks and harmonized blending of voices.
- Jacqueline Schubert - the singing beauty queen of Cebu who sang a Jessa Zaragosa hit "Bakit Pa" although she didn't speak in Tagalog.
- Joy's Divas - the singing trio from Batangas
- Kapidamu Band - the returning band troupe who lost last semi-finals
- Karinyoso Boys - the funny dance troupe where they called the judges "friendship!"
- Kenny Padalla - the singing heartthrob and balladeer from Baguio City
- Larvae - the flexible contortionists and acrobats
- Leoniel Enopia and Elizabeth Dazo - the only ballroom dancing duo who made it for the semi-finals this season
- Marcelito Pomoy - the man who has a pure dual voice (male and female voices) while singing and later became a Youtube sensation
- Suwahib Samplidan - the singer who hits high notes while eating roasted peanuts.