Marcelito Pomoy draws applause with final performance on 'America's Got Talent'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 9) — Will he bring home the top prize?

The fate of Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy is now in the hands of the voting public after performing in front on celebrity judges and a packed room during the grand finals of America's Got Talent: The Chanpions.

Pomoy, whose previous performaces drew praise and standing ovations, performed Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson's version of 'Beauty and the Beast' in his signature dual voices style, had the live audience cheering once again, and at least three-fourths of the judges lauding him.

Judges Howie Mandel, Alesha Dixon, and Heidi Klum got up from their seats, but the toughest judge — Simon Cowell — remained seated.

"You're very nice, very talented guy got to tell you, you really, really are. And this is even better than the last performance you did — much, much better. However, if it was my choice — on a night like this — I would have done something less predictable," Cowell said.

To which Dixon protested, "How is that predictable?"

Cowell countered he wished Pomoy had done something outside his comfort zone.

The clip of Pomoy's performance was shown on the official YouTube page of "America's Got Talent," and comments quickly pointed out how Cowell's comments were unfair, as it was the show who picked the song that would be performed.

This was also confirmed by Pomoy in a video on his offical YouTube Page.

"America’s Got Talent: The Champions" brings together past contestants and winners of international Got Talent franchises.

Pomoy won "Pilipinas Got Talent," the local version of the show, in 2011.