The four acts from the Philippines were the stars of the night during Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finals, if the audience reception and standing ovations were to be used as basis.
Accompanied only by a piano, she sang flawlessly and hit every note.
Judge Anggun said she made them listen to every word and that it was perfect while David Foster said she killed it. Melanie C. thought it was incredible and noted how she has blossomed as an artist. Vaness loved it and even said “mahal kita.” That’s how awesome she was.
Gerphil Flores, the classical singer who David Foster loved from the beginning, proved that she deserved the votes she got from Asia when she wonderfully sang “The Impossible Dream.” Standing on a pedestal and in a beautiful gold gown, with dramatic lights for effects, she hit every note perfectly. She was so good the audience were already applauding and shouting midsong. And when she hit that high note at the end of the song, the Marina Bay Sands was on uproar.
They boys upped the ante by adding more acrobat moves. By the time the 2-minute plus performance was over, the entire venue was on fire.
Melanie was impressed by their impeccable taste in music and incredible choreography. Vaness kept it simple by saying “boom!” while Anggun said it was “major” and that they got the package. David compared it to going through the entire Super Bowl experience.
But the one that had the most impact would have to be the shadow dancers, El Gamma Penumbra. Their beautiful interpretation of Vanessa William’s “Colors of the Wind” moved Anggun to tears. Impressed, David said the world can use more people like them. He also said that the unlucky number 13 could very well be very lucky for the group (foreshadowing, maybe?). Melanie was impressed by the fact that even with the shorter preparation time El Gamma gets, their performances get even better.