Pilipinas Got Talent

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Pilipinas Got Talent
Genre Talent show
Variety show
Created by Simon Cowell
Directed by Bobet Vidanes
Presented by Billy Crawford
Luis Manzano
Marc Abaya
Judges Ai-Ai Delas Alas
Kris Aquino
Freddie "FMG" Garcia
Country of origin Flag of the Philippines Philippines
Language(s) Filipino and English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 43 (as of 27 March 2011)
Executive producer(s) Rancy Amor Rercato
Location AFP Theater
Camp Aguinaldo
Dolphy Theatre
Tanghalang Pasigeño
Araneta Coliseum
Running time 1 hour
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run 20 February 2010 – present
Related shows Got Talent
External links
Official website

Pilipinas Got Talent is a Philippine talent show on ABS-CBN that began 20 February 2010. It is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company. "Pilipinas" is the Filipino word for Philippines. The first series of the talent show began on 20 February 2010, and was broadcast weekly with a live final on 13 June 2010, in which Jovit Baldivino won.

ABS-CBN acquired the Got Talent franchise,<ref>ABS-CBN bags ‘Got Talent’ franchise http://pillsm.com/?a=7539</ref> advertising it as "the first and only nationwide talent reality show in the Philippines," although other talent shows from other networks are currently airing with a similar format, such as Talentadong Pinoy on TV5.

Viewers are able to join through text and online registration via Internet.<ref>Pilipinas Got Talent: Online Registration retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 10-13-2009</ref> Auditions are held in key cities such as Manila, Baguio, Batangas, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro.


Judges and presenters

Pilipinas Got Talent is hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano, while Marc Abaya hosts the daily spin-off, Pilipinas Got More Talent. The judges of the show consists of Kris Aquino, who was earlier tapped for the hosting gig, backed out from judging at first<ref>http://pillsm.com/?a=7539</ref> but she announced at an episode on Showbiz News Ngayon that she has resumed her judging duties. She joins former ABS-CBN President and COO Freddie M. Garcia, and Comedy Queen Ai-Ai Delas Alas.<ref>Kris Aquino is excited to start taping her upcoming teleserye with Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 10-23-2009</ref><ref>Kahit gustong magsalita, Kris binusalan na sa lovelife ni Noynoy retrieved via www.philstar.com 10-22-2009</ref><ref>Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford will host Pilipinas Got Talent retrieved via www.pep.ph 10-29-2009</ref><ref>Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano are excited to host ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 10-29-2009</ref><ref>Pilipinas Got Talent will air pilot episode this Saturday, February 20 retrieved via www.pep.ph 02-19-2010</ref><ref>Pilipinas Got Talent makes its first stop in Cebu retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 02-20-2010</ref>


First Round (Auditions)

It all starts at the audition process, which took place throughout November and December 2009. The judges will visit many of Philippine cities including Manila, Batangas, Cebu, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao to held the auditions.

Second Round (Judges' Cull)

At the end of auditions round, the acts have passed will make it to the Second Round: the "Judges' Cull". In this round, the judges will make a review for all the acts who made it. The second round for the Visayas and Mindanao auditionees and Luzon auditionees are held separately. In the end, only 36 acts can be selected to enter the live semi-finals.

Third Round (Live Semi-Finals)

The 36 acts that won their way to the third round will be separated into groups of six that will perform live in front of a studio audience.6 acts will compete each week and only two will manage to pass. Top three finalists will be chosen from the public's highest three choices, first from the most public votes and second from the judge's choice between the second and third highest votes will manage to get through.

Final Round (Live Grand Finals)

The 12 acts that managed to pass through the first three eliminations will compete on a live grand finale event for the final performance of the show. This time, the winner will be up to the hands of the public as the grand champion will be announced as the contestant will the most number of public votes.


Season 1

The first season began on 20 February 2010. It was held in some major cities in the Philippines. On June 12 and 13, 2010 the season ended in Araneta Coliseum. Finalist Jovit Baldivino, sang his way to victory and won the prize of PHP 2,000,000.

Season 2

The second season premiered on 26 February 2011 replacing Star Circle Quest and Star Power respectively. The same panel of judges (Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Kris Aquino, and Freddie Garcia) are present. Same with the host, Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano. However, Pilipinas Got More Talent host Marc Abaya is replaced by Iya Villania.


Antonio J. Montalvan II of Philippine Daily Inquirer lamented about how auditions, particularly during the ones held in the southern island of Mindanao, reflect the Philippine showbiz culture of denigrating people from outside Metro Manila, who are often referred as "promdi." The writer narrated about one male contestant from Davao City who he wrote as "a Susan Boyle in the making," but the audience applause was cut short after judge Kris Aquino "wryly commented that to appreciate the contestant’s voice, one should not look at his face but only listen to his voice."<ref name=Montalvan>Montalvan, Antonio II. "accessdate=February 5, 2010 The man with the Sugbu-anon accent", Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 1, 2010. </ref>


  • 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television's "Best Talent-Search Program Host" - Luis Manzano & Billy Crawford (Won)

External links

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