The Philippines’ shines once again on the Asian entertainment stage.
Filipino dance crew DMX Comvalenoz finished runner-up in this year’s edition of Asia’s Got Talent.
During the grand finals held in Singapore, Indonesian illusionist The Sacred Riana won the public vote and walked away with a US$100,000 prize (Dh367,000).
DMX Comvalenoz, a 10-member group, was a judges’ favourite throughout the competition. “Personally, I hope you guys win,” Korean-American musician Jay Park told them before the results were announced.
Producer David Foster added: “You’re my guys and you’re my dolls. All three of us are fans of you guys and we are so proud of what you’ve accomplished on this show.” The panel also featured Indonesian singer Anggun.
DJ and beatboxer Neil Rey Garcia Llanes, another contestant from the Philippines, finished in third place.
Foster told him, “You said that this (beatboxing) is your medicine. It’s the best medicine. It’s unbelievable. I think people need to vote for you. You killed it.”
The reality talent programme follows the format of the global Got Talent franchise, which currently has 70 local versions produced around the world.
The first season of Asia’s Got Talent, which aired in 2015, was won by the Filipino shadow playgroup El Gamma Penumbra.