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PHOTO CAPTION: The first batch of semi-finalists to battle on the Pilipinas Got Talent stage this weekend are (L-R, clockwise)  Rita Paraiso, Lucky Twins, Kristoffer Campos, Seedz Band, El Gamma Penumbra, and Pauline Agupitan.

The 36 official semi-finalists of ABS-CBN's talent-reality show Pilipinas Got Talent have been chosen and the showdown of world-class Pinoy acts levels up in the semi-finals round beginning this Saturday (September 10). 

From Luzon, the Big Three judges put through Marivic Alvarez, Sandugo Band, Willy Cordovalez, Lyn Del Rosario, Twin Divas, Kim Tenorio, Inner Core Band, Rowell Quizon, Wishu Discovery, Techno Jazz, Jet Barrun, Khalil Joseph Ramos, and Kiriko.

The Visayas will be represented, on the other hand, by Muriel Lomadilla, Geo Ed Rebucas, Saurog Dance Troupe, Synergy, Jive Dancers, Rhonsben Jonota, Triple Sensez, Maasinhon Trio, Negros Dance Superstar, Jeziel Dimagna-Ong, and Jane Ann Arnado.

Hailing from Mindanao are Gensan Contortionist, Jefferson and Kurt Bringas, Loverkada Kids, Philippine Dubstep, Renagine Pepito, and Flip Duo.

Who among them will top the votes and who among them will be the judges' choice? Who will reach the final round and win the P2 million prize?

Find out in the first semi-finals performance night of Pilipinas Got Talent live at the PAGCOR Grand Theater Airport Casino Filipino Paranaque City this Saturday (September 10), 9:15 PM, on ABS-CBN. The live results night will air on Sunday (September 11) at 8:30 PM.