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VIDEO: El Gamma Penumbra, 3 other Pinoy acts enter Asia's Got Talent Grand Finals


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MANILA, Philippines - Filipino shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra wins hearts of Asia as it advanced to the grand finals of the regional version of the Got Talent franchise on Thursday night, April 30.

Filipino finalist in Asia's Got Talent: El Gamma Penumbra, Junior New System, Gwyneth Dorado and Gerphil Flores
Filipino finalists in Asia's Got Talent: El Gamma Penumbra, Junior New System, Gwyneth Dorado and Gerphil Flores

The El Gamma Penumbra after receiving the 'golden buzzer' from the judges composed of Grammy-winning musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C, Indonesian rock icon Anggun and Taiwanese-American pop idol Van Ness Wu joined three other Filipino acts to the grand finals of Asia's Got Talent (AGT) to be held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on May 7 and 14.

In the semi-finals round, the "Pilipinas Got Talent" third placer in 2011 once again moved judges on their performance which tackles story of a family torn by war but reunited eventually.

WATCH: El Gamma Penumbra earns second 'golden buzzer' on heart-warming semi-finals performance (video courtesy of Asia's Got Talent)


Anggun, who made El Gamma Penumbra for the automatic inclusion in the semi-finals when she pressed her golden buzzer, was once again moved to tears by the unique act.

"I'm sorry," the Indonesian music icon said, "I'm just extremely moved by what I just saw. It was really emotional. You made me really proud tonight. I'm sure you made Filipinos proud tonight. Thank you. That was flawless."

UPDATE: VIDEO: El Gamma Penumbra gets standing ovation on Asia's Got Talent Grand Finals

WATCH: El Gamma Penumbra earns Golden Buzzer from Anggun (video courtesy of Asia's Got Talent)


Fellow Philippine acts on the final league of the competition includes Gerphil Flores and Gwyneth Dorado, who are both singers, and dance group Junior New System.


Singer Gerphil Flores - Finalist (Public vote)

David Foster’s Golden Buzzer winner, Gerphil Flores, delivered an awe-inspiring opera ballad that impresses just about everyone in attendance during the semi-finals week 2. After the performance, David says he wants to sign her.

WATCH: Gerphil Flores sings "Where Do I Begin?" on Asia’s Got Talent Semi-Finals (video courtesy of Asia's Got Talent)



Multi-genre dance act Junior New System - Finalist (Golden Buzzer)

Junior New System’s flawless performance on second week of semi-finals put the crowd in an absolute frenzy. Melanie C is brought to tears, Van Ness says it’s his favorite act.

WATCH: Junior New System rocks crowd, earns Golden Buzzer on Asia’s Got Talent Semi-Finals (video courtesy of Asia's Got Talent)



Singer and acoustic guitarist Gwyneth Dorado - Finalist (Public vote)

Rocking a mature look, and with a full band supporting her, fierce Gwyenth Dorado covered Jessie J’s “Nobody’s Perfect” like a real rockstar during the first week of semi-finals.

WATCH: Fierce Gwyneth Dorado covers “Nobody’s Perfect” on Asia’s Got Talent Semi-Finals



Other grand finalists are China's dance and acrobat group Gao Lin and Liu Xin (Golden Buzzer), Mongolia's Musical ensemble Khusugtun (Public vote) and Japan's neo-traditional dance troupe Triqstar.

"Asia's Got Talent" is the 63rd version of "Got Talent," which won the Guinness World Records title for being the world's "Most Successful Reality TV Format" in 2014. It features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers of all ages from 14 Asian countries competing for a prize of US$100,000 and an opportunity to perform at the Marina Bay Sands. The reality competition hosted by Philippine personalities Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez started airing on March 12, 2015 across 20 countries in Asia.

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