Astroboy bested seven other Hall of Famers in TV5's popular talent search show Talentadong Pinoy. Asked why he thinks he won, he says: “But I do think that what I brought was something new and I was really happy to be one of the first people to bring hula hooping as an art form to the forefront.”

Photo: Allan Sancon

Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Daniel Darwin, na mas kilala bilang si Astroboy, sa results night ng Battle of the Champions ng Talentadong Pinoy kagabi, May 6, sa Quezon Memorial Circle.

Si Astroboy ang tinanghal na grand winner sa talent search ng TV5 hosted by Ryan Agoncillo.

“Overwhelmed with joy, as well as grateful, and I’m so honored,” umpisang sinabi ni Daniel matapos ang announcement.

SURPRISED WINNER. Inasahan ba niya na siya ang mananalo?

“No sir, not at all!” ang natatawa nitong sagot.

Ang pito pang Hall of Famers ay sina Ivy Grace Paredes o Ayegee (singing), Melbelline Caluag (kundiman singer), Dancing Is Fun (dance group), Craig and Samantha Abaya-Campos (dancing duo), Johnny Villanueva o Sustantivo (pole dancing), Monica Regalario (sand artist) at wildcard Rhyzza Nicol Kafilas (singing).

Sino sa palagay niya ang mahigpit niyang kalaban among the other seven Hall of Famers?

“I don’t know. They are all so good!

“All eight of us are so incredibly good, up until the very last second I have no idea who’s gonna win and I’m so proud of each and every one of us.

“I feel like all of us gave one hundred percent yesterday, so hindi ko po alam.

“I didn’t know until they announced my name.”

Wala raw siyang maisip na biggest threat sa kanya sa natitirang pito.

“No sir, I can’t think of anyone, sorry. They are all so incredibly good!”

Ano ang plano ni Astroboy ngayong siya ang grand champion?

“I teach hula hooping to people so what I’m gonna do is some of my first students are super-galing sila ngayon.