PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5:
"Nine grand finalists vie for the title of Philippines’ Ultimate Talentado 2011 in the much-awaited Talentadong Pinoy ’Battle of the Champions which will happen this March 12 and 13 at the Ynares Center, Antipolo and will air live on TV5.
"Giving it their all to compete for the coveted P1 million cash prize and the chance to be one of the Philippine representatives to the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA), the nine grand finalists will present an array of spectacular production numbers that will highlight their special talents. Expect no less than explosive and breathtaking performances from these equally talented grand finalists who will face a star-studded lineup of talent scouts.
"Saturday’s episode will be an all-performance night for the eight Hall of Famers and the wildcard finalist. The Hall of Famers are master beatboxer Beatbox Gor, sand artist Joseph the Artist, Broadway princesses The Believers, sensuous singing trio Newborn Divas, fiery pole dancer Sfazhiva, real-life acrobatic partners Zion Show, amazing poi dancers Fire Attraction, and dancing duo RR Friends. They will be joined and challenged by wildcard finalist Belinda Adora’s Stepkids, a talented group of young ballroom dancers.
"The much-anticipated announcement of who will hold the coveted title of Philippines’ Ultimate Talentado 2011 will happen on the second live episode on Sunday, after a must-see showdown of winning celebrity Talentados who will partner with last year’s Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famers: Ciara Sotto with the Far East Acrobats, Valeen Montenegro with the Tribal Dancers, Regine Tolentino with Makata Tawanan, and Rosanna Roces with Leah Patricio.
"The two nights of Talentadong Pinoy’s ’Battle of the Champions’ will definitely be worth watching either at Ynares Center, Antipolo, where you can be in the midst of all the excitement and thrill or on TV, where you get the front-row feel of the amazing performances happening on stage.
"Talentadong Pinoy Battle of the Champions 2011 airs live on March 12 (Saturday) at 8:30 pm and on March 13 (Sunday) at 7:00 pm only on TV5."
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