1st 'Asia's Got Talent' winner El Gamma Penumbra thanks Filipinos for support

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

(CNN Philippines) — "Napakalaking karangalan kung kami ang manalo sa Asia's Got Talent," Filipino act El Gamma Penumbra said before the grand announcement of the TV talent show on Thursday (May 15). 

And that they did.

The shadow play group trumped eight other Asian contenders as the winner of the first Asia's Got Talent (AGT).

El Gamma Penumbra beat Mongolia's ethnic band Khusugtun for the top spot.

Related: Pinoy group El Gamma Penumbra wins first 'Asia's Got Talent'

The audience at home voted for them to win the first season of AGT.

They won the prize money amounting to US$100,000 and an opportunity to perform at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

They performed once again their touching tribute to Mother Nature for one last time before the winner was announced.

 

The group leader expressed their group's raw emotions after their performance.

"Asia's Got Talent is the highlight of our careers and of our lives," he said while crying tears of joy.

The group dedicated their AGT journey to all Filipinos all over the world.

"Laban natin ito. Para sa inyo ito. Mabuhay Pilipinas!"

After being declared at the ultimate champs, El Gamma thanked everyone who supported them — Filipinos or not.

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

Filipino classical singer Gerphil Flores made it to the Top 3, but when El Gamma Penumbra and Khusugtun was announced to make up the Final Two, she broke down but still maintained her composure.

Judge David Foster — the one who pressed his Golden Buzzer for Flores— opted to privately give Gerphil his final words for her while giving her a comforting hug.

The nine grand finals acts were El Gamma Penumbra, Gerphil Flores, Junior New System, and Gwyneth Dorado from the Philippines, Dance Thrilogy from Singapore, Talento from Thailand, Khusugtun from Mongolia, Gao Lin and Liu Xin from China, and Triqstar from Japan.

In an earlier interview, the four Filipino acts said they were fine with whoever wins as long as a Filipino act bags the grand prize.

They all wanted to bring pride to the country and show the world how talented Filipinos are.

TV talent show Asia's Got Talent was 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.