On August 18, TV5’s hit talent search Talentadong Pinoy will hold its fourth grand finals showdown in search for the next "Ultimate Talentado."
Finalists include Davaoeña lass Sor Apao, laserman JB dela Cruz, contortionist Larvae, Jazz singer Rina Forbes, Talentadong Pinoy Middle East winner Haina Udin, fusion dance group Nocturnal Dance Company, and Chinese Yo-yo trick master Spyro Marco.
However, Talentadong Pinoy host Ryan Agoncillo has confirmed that the show will not be renewed for another season.
Ryan has expressed his disappointement over the cancellation of the show during their press conference yesterday, August 12, at TV5 Studio in Broadway Centrum, Quezon City.
Ryan said, “To tell you honestly, the decision of the management to cancel our show sucks. That’s what I feel, you know.
“But, it’s beyond my pay grade to decide what happens to the program.
“I’m being paid to give you a hell of a show on Sunday and that’s what I’m concentrating on.
“But really, I don’t agree with the decision.
"But after that, siguro wala na akong masasabi pa.”
For now, Ryan hasn’t entertained any project offers to focus more on the show’s grand finals night.
The TV host also revealed that his contract with TV5 has expired last January and he is now a freelance talent.
“I’ve been refusing to talk with anyone, even my current bosses, because I really want to concentrate on the show on August 18.
“Because me and the staff, I think iisa lang naman yung pakiramdam namin.
“And we’re really concentrating on this one because for us, this is an end of an era, e.
“No matter what happens, it’s an end of an era where we believe that little people can slay giants.”
Ryan also added that he and the production team wanted to finish what they started “on their terms.”
The TV host-actor said, “The five years of Talentadong Pinoy represented for us, it wasn’t just a show for us.
“For eight months, walang pumansin, e.
“And then, we hit it and when we did, it was good while it lasted.
“And now, it’s still an important show.
“We’re not bowing down to anyone and it’s our decision to end the show on our terms.
“So, whatever happens, kung sino man ang maging amo namin after this, abangan n’yo na lang.”
However, when asked whether he would be willing to host the show again if it will return on air, Ryan refused to give a concrete.
“Ayoko muna isipin.
“Kahit isipin na kahit magtanong sila [o] ibalik, ayokong isipin.
“Let’s see what happens on Monday.
“Sana okay lang.”