Fans of the Pilipinas Got Talent finalists cheered so loudly for their idols at the Araneta Coliseum that PGT host Luis Manzano dubbed last night's show as "Himagsikan 2010."
The final performance night of the talent-reality show coincided with Independence Day, which is why fellow PGT host Billy Crawford said in his spiel: "May kalayaan ang 12 acts na ipakita ang talents nila for P2 million pesos."
Tonight, June 13
, ABS-CBN will announce which of the 12 acts won the hearts of the public and will be hailed as the first grand winner of Pilipinas Got Talent
was launched in February 2010 with Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford as hosts. The show conducted auditions in Batangas, Cebu, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, and Manila in search of the best acts in the country, where judges Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai delas Alas, and Freddie M. Garcia aka FMG screened the contestants.
Ai-Ai delas Alas opened the performance night with her upbeat production number to the tune of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and "Just Dance."
Here is the list of acts who performed in the June 12 episode of Pilipinas Got Talent
1. Allan "Alakim" De Paz
, magician from Quezon City, 29 years old
Alakim started his act with his trademark trick of transforming cards into butterflies. For his grand finale, he held up a piece of cloth to cover himself and when the cloth dropped down, Alakim was "magically" transported to an upper level of the Araneta Coliseum. He even had some difficulty getting back onstage to hear the comments of the judges. Alakim is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, which also features David Blaine as one of its members.
2. Sherwin Baguion
, balladeer from Lanao del Norte, 19 years old
PGT host Luis revealed that Sherwin endured 4-hour land trip from Lanao del Norte to Cagayan de Oro so he could audition for ABS-CBN's talent-reality show. Last night, he gave his own interpretation of "Tayong Dalawa."
3. Markki Stroem
, crooner from Antipolo, 22 years old
Fil-Norwegian singer Markki showed off his piano skills as well as his ability to play the saxophone during his final performance on PGT. He chose Madonna's "Like a Prayer" and he even had a choir to back him up during his upbeat number. Ai-Ai quipped, "Na sa iyo na ang lahat, guwapo, matangkad, marunong ng 2 instrumento...ang kulang mo na lang: ako sa puso mo. Pag tinanggap mo ang pag-ibig ko, sagot ko ang kinabukasan mo." Kris told Markki that he was a "total package."
4. Ezra Band
from Davao del Sur
The four-member Ezra band is composed of Kay Cal, vocalist; Jester Kadusale, acoustic guitars; and John Yap, beat box; and Norberto "Nor" Rayray, keyboardist. They performed "Runaway," much to the delight of the audiences, including their fans who have dubbed themselves as Ezralites and Ezraberks.
Kris told Nor, whose left arm has an incomplete set of fingers, that he was an inspiration to everyone.