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Marcelito Pomoy Aims to Win with “Beauty and the Beast” for Finals of AGT: The Champions

Filipinos all over the world are cheering for Marcelito Pomoy, expressing pride that the Pinoy singer has made it to the Finals of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”, 2020 Edition. With Simon Cowell telling him to up his game for the Finals, many suggested that he do songs with more voices, such as “We Are the World”. But Marcelito performed “Beauty and the Beast”, a popular duet.

READ: Marcelito Pomoy Wows Anew with Stellar Performance for Semi-Finals of “AGT: The Champions”

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Just like his two impressive performances up to the Semi-Finals, Marcelito has once again wowed the crowd with his talent. The Pinoy artist gave a spectacular rendition of a popular duet; though Simon wasn’t so pleased with the ‘predictable’ song choice.

But Marcelito still hopes to win with this classic piece.

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I know it’s the third time you perform in front of us, but it never gets old. Like when those voices are all coming out and it’s like so many voices inside of your body, it is just incredible over and over and over again. I can feel it from the reactions of the audience, too. It’s amazing!” said Heidi Klum. “You are also very, very smart, because you always picked songs that we all know and love, so we can always kind of follow. You’re so incredible.

Even Howie Mandel praised Marcelito, despite gaining flak earlier for not pressing the Golden Buzzer for the Pinoy artist.

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“Oh, Marcelito! When I first saw you, you blew me away because it was the surprise of it all. Like we don’t expect both voices to come out of oner person. I thought it was a gimmick but the second time I saw you, I enjoyed it just as much – if not more!” he gushed. “And I feel the same thing about tonight. You’re making the right choices on the right song. Great job tonight!”

Alesha Dixon feels the same way.

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Marcelito, the song choice was perfect! And I actually think that you’ve upped your game from the last time we had you sing. The high notes on that song were beautiful. You absolutely nailed it tonight and I couldn’t be happier for you,” she said. “Love you!

But Simon while Simon praised Marcelito, he said the song was ‘predictable’ and not something that would have impressed everyone in the Finals.

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You are a very nice, very talented guy, I gotta 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,” Simon started.

How was that predictable?” a flabbergasted Alesha interrupted. She asked again, “How was that predictable?”

The songs he’s chosen. The very safe, the kind of, you know… I get it they are popular songs but I just think that tonight if he had done something out of his comfort zone, like a shock to everybody. Like “My God he’s chosen this song!” That would have given you another moment because I think you’ve got a massive career in front of you. I really, really do!” Simon said.

I agree! Good luck tonight, Marcelito! Let’s hear it for Marcelito Pomoy!” Terry Crews announced.

After videos of the performance was leaked on YouTube, supposedly by furious crew who believe Marcelito deserves to win, the show posted an early release on their official YouTube channel:

What’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”?

The show is a spin-off of “America’s Got Talent” but features winners, finalists, live round participants and other notable entries not just from the show in America but also a variety of participants taken from across the Got Talent franchise.

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Sinabawang Hotdog? Andrea Brillantes Goes Viral for Tasting Oil While Cooking in Music Video

Anong lasa ng cooking oil, Andrea?” netizens couldn’t help but jokingly ask actress Andrea Brillantes after she appears to taste the oil she used for cooking hotdogs in a music video, “Tahanan.”

Andrea Brillantes Tastes Cooking Oil

OPM singer Adie’s music video for “Tahanan” started off with a cliché scene of a man waking up in bed alone, then finding his partner cooking breakfast for him. She ruffles his hair and offers him a slice of sandwich.

It’s clear that she’s really just cooking some hotdogs (nothing wrong with that, of course).

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But netizens found the next scene hilarious: Andrea’s character appears to taste the soup she’s cooking, saying “Sarap!” with rounded eyes – and everyone knew she was cooking hotdogs! Ooooops.

Do you taste the oil when frying something, then say it’s delicious? Of course, not!

So, netizens had a field day laughing at Andrea, but the actress happily went along, posting “sinabawang hotdog supremacy” on her social media account.

Why Did Andrea Taste the Cooking Oil?

The biggest question in everyone’s mind is why she tasted the cooking oil in the first place? But the music video’s director and producer, Kris Cazin, clarified that it was exactly what they wanted to happen.

Okay so nag viral tayo dahil sa sinabawang hotdog. It actually worked!” Kris happily announced.

I just thought it looks dumb so I went for it. If you think it’s funny and stupid, that’s the point!

He added that this isn’t about a gender role, but wants to point out that it’s important to show appreciation to your partner, even if they don’t really know how to cook – at least they tried to do it for you, right?

Don’t expect all women, jowa, asawa, etc na marunong magluto,” he said.

Ipagluluto ka parin niya kahit di siya marunong magluto. Show mo parin ang pagtingin mo sakanya, mahal mo parin siya despite mukha siyang ewan na umiinom ng sabaw ng hotdog.

What do you think of this video?

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Sends Autograph, Souvenirs To Pinoy Fan

NBA legend Michael Jordan has fulfilled the dreams of a Filipino fan when he sent him an autograph and gifts.

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Christian Oliver Talampas, a pen and charcoal artist, couldn’t believe that his artwork captivated the interest of his “idol” Michael Jordan. On TikTok, Christan posted a video showing his artwork of Jordan’s “Last Shot” in the 1998 NBA Finals. He asked netizens to help him reach Jordan so he could show his artwork.

Christan’s attempt didn’t go to waste as Jordan took notice of his amazing work.

As his video went viral, a collector in the USA, Bryan Apodaca took notice and coordinated with Jordan’s camp. Jordan was impressed with Christian’s skills and asked the artist to send him the artwork.

His work was sent to Jordan and was returned to him signed by the former Chicago Bulls player.

According to Christian, he didn’t expect that he would get an autograph. The most he anticipated was a photo of Jordan with his artwork and he got more!

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“Ang hirap paniwalaan. Ang ine-expect ko man lang picture na hawak niya [ang artwork ko]. Pero sobra-sobra ang binigay niya dahil sabi nila parang makakatulong ito sa career ko as an artist, “he said on GMA’s 24 Oras.

Jordan’s autographs are extremely rare. His signature is currently on a shoe line which is valued at $15,000 or around P765,000.

Aside from the autograph, Christian also received several gifts. He got a picture of Jordan as he signed his artwork. There was a souvenir shirt and playing cards which Jordan personally played with.

In the Joker card of the playing cards, Jordan even wrote a message for Christian. He wrote, “Christian enjoy this deck of cards played at MJ’s Grove XXIII.”

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The Grove XXIII is an exclusive golf course owned by Jordan in Florida, USA.

Jordan returned the original artwork for Christian to keep while he kept a copy.

Being a long-time fan of Jordan, Christian inspired others to not give up on their dream no matter how impossible it may seem. He motivated other artists to take their “shot” and believe in themselves.

“‘Wag kayong mawawalan ng pag-asa na magtiwala sa sarili n’yo, na maniwala kahit wala nang naniniwala sa ‘yo,” he said.

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Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift of Sardines from Her “18 Treasures”

A debutante receives hilarious gift in the form of a sardine can from her “18 treasures” – and we can’t help but laugh along with her! Would you also dare gift your friend with unconventional, funny gifts on their special occasion? But it can be a challenge to top this one! LOL

Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift

What’s the best gift you received from your friends? Of course, some would say that material things don’t matter because the gift of friendship is more than enough. Still, it would be nice to get some from your friends during special days or milestones in your life.

During debuts, the debutante usually receives special gifts from her “18 treasures.” These gifts can vary, but they’re expected to be good ones that the wishes of these “treasures” for the birthday girl.

But during the debut of Danah Elyka Simbajon in Dumaguete City, central Philippines, everyone had a good laugh as the debutante receives hilarious gift of a sardine can from one of these “18 treasures!” LOL.

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To be fair, this friend explained that she “swam” to the depths of the oceans to find this gift – and chose it because it symbolizes their friendship. After all, if you can be as close as the sardines packed in a can, then you really are super close, huh?

The friend’s analogy is, of course, easy to understand, but everyone still had a good laugh over seeing a debutante receive a sardine can.

But if you’re worried that she didn’t get a proper gift to complete her 18 treasures, don’t be. Her friend actually prepared another, more serious, gift for her but it’s really the sardines that top all the others. LOL.

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What are “18 Treasures” in a Debut?

The “18 treasures” in a debut symbolize the things that the debutante needs to succeed on her to womanhood. The people chosen for this task often make a speech to explain their treasure and how they think it would help the debutante in her life.

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