4 Filipino 'Asia's Got Talent' acts bring pride to Philippines

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El Gamma Penumbra, Gerphil Geraldine Flores, Gwyneth Dorado, and the Junior New System brought pride to the country as they performed their finest pieces for the 'Asia's Got Talent' grand finals.

(CNN Philippines) — Filipino talent was abundant in the grand finals of TV talent show Asia's Got Talent as four out of the nine acts were from the Philippines.

El Gamma Penumbra, Gerphil Geraldine Flores, Gwyneth Dorado, and the Junior New System brought pride to the country as they performed their finest pieces for the Asia's Got Talent (AGT) grand finals.

Other acts were from Singapore (Dance Thrilogy), Thailand (Talento), Mongolia (Khusugtun), China (Gao Lin and Liu Xin), and Japan (Triqstar).

The winner will be announced on TV channel AXN on Thursday (May 14).  The prize includes $100,000 and an opportunity to perform at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

The audience at home will ultimately determine who wins the first season of AGT.

Asia's Got Talent is hosted by Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez. Grammy-winning musician David Foster, Taiwanese-American pop idol Vanness Wu, former Spice Girl Melanie C., and Indonesian rock icon Anggun judged the competition.

Know more about Filipino prides Gwyneth Dorado, El Gamma Penumbra, Gerphil Geraldine Flores, and the Junior New System.

Gwyneth Dorado

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The talented 10-year-old songstress has always been interested in music. She's an all-around musical performer, having learned how to play the keyboard, piano, and guitar — mostly through YouTube tutorials.

Asia's Got Talent is the first talent competition she joined. 

When she is not practicing for her performances, Dorado is a typical student who tries hard to excel in school.

For her finals performance, Dorado performed a stripped-down version of Sia's hit "Titanium."

 

El Gamma Penumbra

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Filipinos first heard of shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra when they became a finalist in Pilipinas Got Talent in 2013, but the whole world took notice when they became a finalist in the AGT.

The team members from Tanauan City, Batangas decided to join AGT for the reason that they wanted to experience the international TV stage and show what the world what they can do as performers.

That simple dream led them to realize that they now have an opportunity to honor the Philippines and to make the Filipinos proud.

Judge Anggun pressed her Golden Buzzer for El Gamma Penumbra, which automatically advanced them to the competition's semi-finals.

Their shadow play final performance featuring the song "Colors of the Wind" was a touching tribute to Mother Nature. Judge Anggun was moved to tears by the performance.

 

Gerphil Geraldine Flores

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The 24-year-old powerful soprano singer has always been hooked to the classical music because she feels it transports her to a different world.

When AXN asked Flores as to what she will do with the prize money is she wins, she said she will help her family. Aside from that, she wants to help aspiring musicians to achieve their dreams.

Flores also joined Pilipinas Got Talent five years ago.

Flores is the second Filipino act to get the coveted Golden Buzzer when judge David Foster gave it to her — immediately sending her to the semi-finals.

She chose to sing 'The Impossible Dream' from the musical Man of La Mancha for her final performance.

 

Junior New System

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The funky dance group Junior New System prides themselves as a group who performs hiphop with a twist.

They teamed up on 2009, and since then, they have dominated the dance floors where they perform.

In the semis, Junior New System received unanimous nods from the judges to head to the grand finals.

Prior to AGT, these young boys were named the grand winner in the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Arts NCCA Sayaw Pinoy in 2012 and 2013 in the Hip hop category.

The Junior New System showed off their dance moves to a song mash-up while clad in American football uniforms.