Balladeer Sherwin Baguion (top frame) and the Ezra band (bottom frame) have earned their finalist slots in Pilipinas Got Talent. Photo: ABS-CBN

Musical group Ezra Band became a trending topic in Twitter last Saturday night (May 22) and it was no surprise that the band from Davao City topped the viewers' choice Sunday night to make it to the grand finals of ABS-CBN's nationwide talent-reality search Pilipinas Got Talent.

With the entry of Ezra Band to the grand finals, PGT has found its first female grand finalist with the band's vocalist Kaye.  The band's rendition of "Right Here Waiting" Saturday night earned the loudest cheers from the studio audience, who were also impressed with Nor's talent in playing the piano despite having a physical disability.

Balladeer Sherwin Baguion, who placed third (17.99%) in the text votes, but was chosen by the judges over opera singer Geraldine "Fame" Flores (25.05% votes) to join the band in the grand finals.

It was PGT judge Kris Aquino who broke the tie between Freddie "FMG" Garcia and Ai-Ai delas Alas.  In giving her decision, Aquino said it is important for contestants to feel and understand the songs they sing.

"During the gap, I heard Billy and Luis still singing Sherwin's song so it means his performance really has a recall to the audience," Kris pointed out.

The two new grand finalists will compete with other grand finalists like Internet singing sensation Jovit Baldivino, ventriloquist Ruther Urquia, magician Allan "Alakim" De Paz, singer Markki Stroem, guitarist Keith Delleva, and the breakdancing Velasco Brothers.

This week, the fifth batch of semi-finalists namely Experience Kidz, Jayzan Tero, Harold Gesulga, Powerpuff Corn, Luntayao Family, and Jelline Oliva will battle it out to prove that they got the talent to make it to grand finals.


Don't miss the 5th live semi-finals of Pilipinas Got Talent this Saturday (May 29), 7:15 PM, live at the Tanghalang Pasigueño (at the back of Pasig City Hall) and on Sunday (May 30), 8:15 PM, live at the Dolphy Theater on ABS-CBN.


Studio 23 will be airing these episodes a week after every Saturday and Sunday, 6 PM to 7 PM.  Watch the upcoming episodes to know the text syntax to use to vote for the next semi-finalists.