Luis Manzano becomes emotional during pilot of Pilipinas Got Talent

(From upper left, clockwise) Ai-Ai shocked over FMG’s decision to say yes to an act, host Luis Manzano bursting into tears, and Ai-Ai kissing her new baby--- these are only some of the sidelights during the pilot episode of Pilipinas Got Talent last weekend.


"Pilipinas Got Talent is last weekend’s most watched TV program. The nationwide talent-reality show hit a national rating of 29.5% last Saturday and 27.6% last Sunday based on data from Kantar Media/TNS. It also grabbed the 4th spot in the top 20 programs for the whole month of February 2011. Only on its first two days of airing, PGT already managed to get the people talking about the show, its acts, and other interesting sidelights that happened during the auditions.

"The country witnessed acts such as blind singer-pianist Jeremie Tampoy, Bukidnon State University Brass Band, tapdancing brothers Happy Feet, magician Rico Sanorjo, kid balladeer Brian Brady, all-gay contortionist group Larvae, and dancing martial artists Rhythmic Illusions get through to the next round.

"Even hosts and judges created their own scenes: Luis bursting into tears over a performance, Freddie "FMG" Garcia giving away unexpected yes’s to some acts, and Ai-Ai delas Alas’ newest baby for this season. Keep watching Pilipinas Got Talent hosted by Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford every Saturday and Sunday, 8:45 PM on ABS-CBN."

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