Marcelito Pomoy: “I’m a Champion” as America’s Got Talent judges, fans praise his humility, performances

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Marcelito Pomoy captured the attention and adoration of people around the world for his unique dual-voiced singing and went on to become a champion in the eyes of many. Screengrab from Talent Recap video.

Marcelito Pomoy says he feels like a champion and a winner as America’s Got Talent judges and fans from all over the world sent him messages of congratulations and encouragement after he placed 3rd Runner Up at America’s Got Talent (AGT): Champions Season 2 which ended Tuesday (Philippine Time).

Pomoy, the man with many voices who is able to instantly switch from male tenor to female soprano in his rendition of world-famous duets “The Prayer”, “Time To Say Goodbye“, and “Beauty and the Beast” which he sang on AGT, was actually speechless on the AGT Champions Finale stage as his name was called as the fourth placer of the Top 5, amidst audibly disappointing sighs from the live audience.

His wife Joan was called on stage by host Terry Crews to speak for Marcelito. “He just wanted to say, ‘Thank you so much for everybody.’ This is a big, big opportunity for him. That’s all. Thank you so much,” Joan Pomoy said.

AGT judge Heidi Klum who was singing along with Pomoy as he opened the AGT Finale show singing Queen’s iconic hit song “We Are The Champions”, praised the Filipino singer.

“Marcelito, I love you so much. You have the most beautiful voice. Actually — the most beautiful voices inside of you. You are a champion. And thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us,” Klum declared.

Judge Alesha Dixon went on social media to tweet her reaction. “Wow. I’m shocked.”

Marcelito Pomoy opened the AGT Finale show singing “We Are The Champions” while his fellow Grand Finalists performed their acts on stage. Screengrab of Talent Recap video.

Marcelito Pomoy afterwards went on social media to express his gratitude to the show and all who supported his journey on AGT.

First of all I wanna thank God for blessing me this talent that me myself don’t even know the answer as to how can I do this… I guess it’s God given talent…

“In this journey… one thing that instill in my mind is the outpouring love from all of you.. I cannot be where I am now if not because of your support.. I still cannot believe that this is all happening but all I can say is that I may not have the title, trophy and money but in my heart and in my mind I can feel that I am already a winner for I win your hearts..

“I’ve gotten hundreds of messages and it means the world to me.. even though I did not win.. I am very much happy.. thank you so much for all the support.. I will try to respond to the best that I can… don’t be disappointed nor mad about what happen.. always think that God has a reason for everything.. God has a better plan..

“I am very much happy with what I received for I raised the flag of our country.. I have share my talent to the whole world and loved by so many which I really did not expected..

“So all in all I am thankful to America’s Got Talent the Champions Edition for inviting me to join this contest.. you have tremendously change my life.. and with that I can say that I am proud to be the 3rd runner of the America’s Got Talent the Champions Edition Season 2…”

Netizens have posted encouraging comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and GoodNewsPilipinas.com gathered a few of them here:

Facebook users championed Marcelito Pomoy with posts like these:

Danny J. Eguia posted, “Congratulations, Marcelito Pomoy! Third runner up finish is not bad. It was an enchanting run and you made the Philippines proud.”

Chuchi Custodio Lokken commented, “Congratulations Marcelito even you are only 3rd runner up , You remain champion in our hearts no matter what. We are so proud of you !!!”

Twitterverse was all a-flutter over Marcelito Pomoy which sent him to the top trending topics:

@philconcerts tweeted, “Goosebumps! Congratulations Marcelito Pomoy! Thank you for making us a one proud nation!”

@ItIsMeJosephus declared, “The AGT’s: battle of the champions, will not trend or will not be that great without MARCELITO POMOY, that act with the finale scene proves that he had the guts to be a CHAMPION!!!”

Instagrammers had their say – and winning images as well:

@djchai_channel: “I feel Sad but still Thankful #marcelitopomoy Congratulations Kabayan ang Galing Mo Buong Mundo alam na ikaw dapat ang Winner. But I know from the People’s Heart you are the winner”

@pedztagram posted a sketch of Marcelito Pomoysketch of Marcelito Pomoy and captioned it with this message: “Congratz to @marcelitopomoy8 for winning the hearts of millions all over the world even just getting 3rd runner up at @agt. You are still a champion! You have the most unique talent and voice that ever stepped on the stage of America’s Got Talent! Proud to be Pinoy!

Marcelito Pomoy has said he will continue his career as a singer after AGT and even announced he is constructing his own music studio. Along with the encouraging words pouring from around the world, the 2011 Pilipinas Got Talent champion from the Philippines received many invitations to perform around the world including his recent stints in Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia just before the AGT Finale went on air on February 18, 2020 (Philippine Time).

“Love you all guys… I promise to keep singing for you and once I finish constructing my own studio I will soon make a cover for all of you,” Pomoy said.

Marcelito Pomoy will next be performing in Canada, Australia, and back to the U.S., including Hawaii.

With reports from Blesilda dela Cruz and Gicel Livelo.

WATCH: A Summary of Marcelito Pomoy’s Journey on America’s Get Talent with his #1 YouTube Trending AGT Performance Videos here and SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below for his winning ways and championship form on America’s Got Talent: Champions!

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