Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 winner Marcelito Pomoy wowed American audiences with his impressive performance at the America’s Got Talent: The Champions episode on Tuesday.
Pomoy is once again introducing himself to the world as he joins the reality TV show where “40 unbelievable acts from around the world, compete to be declared the best of the best”.
The singer received a standing ovation from show’s judges and audience members as he switched between the male tenor and female soprano voices, singing the parts of both Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli in a beautiful rendition of their duet, The Prayer.
Judges went all out praising Pomoy’s unique talent.
“Oh my God. That was so unique! You are a beautiful, wonderful singer with a young woman trapped inside of you,” Howie Mandel commented.
“I want to see something different, something unique, and Marcelito you just gave that to us. It was absolutely brilliant,” Alesha Dixon added.
“Honestly, this is one of the craziest things I ever heard in my entire life. Your voice, your range, your sound is just so out of this world,” Heidi Klum said.
“That was what I call a 10, as simple as that. I have a feeling that the super fans will put you through to the next round,” Simon Cowell also said.
In a tweet by ABS-CBN showbiz reporter MJ Felipe, Pomoy met and took photos with the TV show’s judges after his performance. He was also told by Simon Cowell that he was a “great singer”.
Pomoy’s performance, which was uploaded on the show’s social media accounts, has six million Facebook views and 750,000 YouTube views as of writing.
He also became a trending topic on Twitter.
“Sobrang hirap na laban dahil puro champions ng iba’t ibang bansa ang makakalaban ko… hindi eto yonh ordinary season lang ng got talent… These are Got Talent champions of the world competing with each others… Piling pili po ang nakakalaban dito,” Pomoy said.
“Kung kaya sa tulong at suporta ninyo lalo’t higit sa inyong dasal nawa’y tayo ay makapagperform hanggang sa huli. Actually kahit sa audition round lang masaya na akong maibahagi ang aking talento sa buong mundo pero kung papalarin na makaabot sa grand finals mas masaya syempre… Please pray for me,” he added.
Here are other notable performances of the Filipino talent: