Baguio Metamorphosis, Ingrid Payaket complete Grand Finalists of Pilipinas Got Talent

The list of 12 grand finalists Pilipinas Got Talent is now complete with two acts from Baguio City have just joined the list awhile ago durin the 6th and last semi-final round.

I said last night that only one between Baguio Metamorphosis, a group of show dancers, and Ingrid Payaket, a 22-year-old broadway/classical singer, will advance to the finals. But I was wrong, as both of them made it to the grand finals.

Baguio Metamorphosis got the public vote with 28.78%. (It's the 3rd highest percentage ever in all 6 semifinals, the 1st was Jovit Baldivino's 80% and Ezra Band's 33.08%.)

The judges' vote for the last slot to the finals went to Ingrid Payaket, also from Baguio City, who was 3rd in the viewers' votes (17.97%). She was lucky that she was pitted against Imusicapella Chamber Choir who also performed again for the judges (they placed 2nd in public votes, with a high 26.32%). Had it been Carl Malone Montecido, the 11-year-old blind singer, was among the Top 3 tonight, the judges would have chosen Carl.

Notice the difference between Payaket's percentage and that of Imusicapella. That was a big difference, meaning thousands of votes wasted! But the former actually performed better than the latter.

Carl, who's representing Bacolod, only finished 4th with 15.94% preventing the Visayas to have 2 entries in the finals. Hello World from Davao had 8.43% while Cebu's Josephine Aton, a 32-year-old singer, got the least number of votes with only 2.56%.

Have you noticed? All acts from Cebu didn't advance to the finals (Aton, Goldies & Goodies, Jzan Tero). That's unusual. (Unlike in PBB where most Cebuano housemates ended up in the Big Night: Keanna Reeves, Kim Chiu, Nicole Uysiuseng, Paul Jake Castillo and soon Fretzie Bercede.)

With that, Luzon is over-represented in PGT Grand Finals. 9 of the 12 grand finalists are fromLuzon, 2 from Mindanao and only 1 from the Visayas. They will all compete against each other on Saturday, June 12, at the Araneta Coliseum.

About M.I.

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

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