Three Filipino acts compete in 'Asia's Got Talent' finals

Three Filipino acts compete in 'Asia's Got Talent' finals

MANILA, Philippines —The grand finals of international talent competition “Asia’s Got Talent” aired Thursday saw nine acts taking the stage, including three from the Philippines.

Representing Filipinos are hand shadow artist Shadow Ace a.k.a. Philip Galit, Power Duo composed of Anjanette and Gervin, and dance group Junior Good Vibes.

Galit delivered yet another comical performance with a shadow play done with his hands, impressing the show’s judges and audiences.

“I loved it a lot. Actually, I love the lines theres. ‘Dreams begin in the dark.’ It’s so inspirational, it’s so deep, it’s so meaningful,” Judge Anggun said.

Judge David Foster pointed out how Galit’s dreams actually started in his mind: “It’s a blank page and you turn it in to something. I can guarantee you that every single one of this audience watching you couldn’t wait what was going to happen in the next second. Congratulations.”

Galit received the Golden Buzzer press of hosts Alan Wong and Justin Bratton when he auditioned at the show.

Meanwhile, dance pair Power Duo wowed judges with dangerous stunts incorporated in their routine.

At the near-end of Anjanette and Gervin’s aerial dance, the former allowed herself to fall without harnesses and was caught by the latter.

“What you guys did was very dangerous to be honest, but you guys has made it so effortless, so beautiful. I think that ending may just win you Asia’s Got Talent,” judge Jay Park said.

Power Duo was the grand winner of the “Pilipinas Got Talent’s” fifth season in 2016.

Dance group Junior Good Vibes also received a standing ovation after their baseball-themed performance.

“You know, it’s still incredible to me that you rehearse in the streets,” Anggun said. “This was incredible to watch and super inspirational.”

All three of them now have the chance to win the international competition’s $100,000 grand prize. Voting will close on Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. /muf