It was indeed their time.
Dance group XB Gensan of General Santos City came back from elimination to notch a dramatic win in Showtime The Finals held last Saturday (July 24) at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.
Just a day after winning the wild card round of the hit talent-variety show, the 13-member dance crew gave a hair-raising and heart-thumping performance that brought the "Madlang Pipol" and the judges to their feet.
With a score of 9.875, XB Gensan won a close fight with crowd-favorite Philippine Islands Assasin (9.7) of Marikina City, and fellow wild card winner Boys Unlimited (9.625) of Pangasinan. Completing the eleven finalists were Enlighten Black Theatre Group of San Juan, Metro Manila (9.425), Mortal Combat and the Showgays of Quezon City (9.3), Savannah Kids and Ballroom Dancers (8.775) of Antipolo City, E-Crew (8.575) of Laguna, Perlas ng Silangan (8.575) of Olongapo City, Sensei (8.1) of Roxas City in Capiz, Kasibulan (7.375) of Muntinlupa City, and Beatguys (7.325) of Quezon City.
XB Gensan’s come-from-behind win was the perfect ending for Showtime’s energetic competition, which featured the surprise return of 39 out of the 73 guest judges in the show’s nine months on air including Gladys Reyes, Andrew E, Alessandra De Rossi, Jon Avila, and Jhong Hilario.
The show also paid tribute to the people working in the program from the creative staff to the production people, cameramen, the show’s director and creator Bobet Vidanes, and ABS-CBN Business Unit Head for Game Shows Alou Almaden.
Find out what’s new in ABS-CBN’s talent search Showtime with hosts Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kuya Kim Atienza, Jugs of Itchyworms, Teddy of Rocksteddy and resident judge Vice Ganda. The second season begins this Monday (July 26) after Simply KC on ABS-CBN.