Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) Season 2's first 2 grand finalists: Freestylers, Madrigal Siblings

The Freestylers, a dance group from Calamba, Laguna, becomes the 1st Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 grand finalist when the group got the highest number of text and online votes during the first semi-finals' results night Sunday, May 1, 2011.

They got a high 46.32% of the total votes, which was more than half of the 2nd placer, Romarico Sanorjo aka Rico The Magician, who only had 22.31%.

Rico The Magician and the 3rd placer, the Madrigal Siblings which got 14.11%, had to compete against each other to win the judges' votes and earn the 2nd slot to the grand finals.

Judge FMG picked Rico The Magician while Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai delas Alas chose the Madrigal Siblings, who gave an outstanding performance of "Ako Ay Pilipino".

1. Freestylers, Calamba, Laguna (dance group) 46.32% - VOTERS' CHOICE
2. Romarico Sanorjo aka Rico The Magician, 60, Caloocan City 22.31%
3. Madrigal Siblings, Cainta, Rizal (singing trio) 14.11 - JUDGES' CHOICE
4. Brian Brady, 10, Cabungaan, Laoag City (Filipino-raised American singer) 7.80%
5. Jeremie Tampoy, 29, Maa, Davao City (Blind singer and pianist) 5.09%
6. Light Gauge Acoustic, Eroreco, Bacolod City (band) 4.36%


It was actually a surprise that the Freestylers won the votes bigtime. I actually thought Rico The Magician will top the votes.

Mykiru has this poll for the Top 36 semi-finalists, and among the first batch of 6 semi-finalists who competed Saturday night, it's Rico The Magician who was ahead of the others.

Mykiru's PGT Poll Ranking, as of May 1:
1. Marcelito Po Moy
2.Rico The Magician
3. Buildex Pagales
4. Happy Feet
4. Madrigal Siblings
6. Kenny Padalla
7. Brian Brady
8. Karinyoso Boys
9. Angel Calalas
9. B4
9. Jeremie Tampoy
9. Kapidamu Band
9. Skeights
14. Freestylers
14. Suwahib Samplidan
16. Filogram
16. First Beat Effect
18. Jem Cubil
19. Collins Gutierrez
19. DJP Trio
19. Jacqueline Schubert
19. Larvae
23. Dance Selection
23. Gracelle & Kristelle Lapinid
23. Next Generation Band
23. Rafael Pavia
23. Virgilio Del Carmen
28. Genevieve Arandia
28. Madonna Pianista
28. Zaldy Carlos
31. John Michael Narag
31. Leoniel Enopia and Elizabeth Dazo
31. Light Gauge Acoustic
34. Bourbon
35. Joy's Divas
35. Maribeth Callanta

If you notice, except for Freestylers, the order in the poll ranking of the first batch of 6 semi-finalists is also the order in the actual results.

I actually sided with judges Kris and Ai-Ai in choosing the Madrigal Siblings over Rico The Magician. The latter was impressive, however, there was no more impact when he performed again Sunday the same tricks and magic he did Saturday night. He should have prepared a new magic to perform for the audience and the viewers.

Unlike the Madrigal Siblings, the trio were able to sustain tonight their great performance from last night's competition and you would love to hear them singing again and again even if they sang the same song.

As what Kris Aquino said, the Madrigal Siblings gave a hair-raising performance, to which I also agree.

But definitely, Rico The Magician was also deserving to be part of the grand finals, very much deserving.


If you were to be asked, were you satisfied with tonight's results?

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About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named recently as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For 8 years now, Mykiru has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.
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