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It's Showtime: Anne, Amy, Joey are 'Magpasikat' 2016 Champions


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MANILA, Philippines - “Magpasikat Week,” the weeklong and annual talent competition in "It's Showtime" has capped off on Saturday, October 22 with the tandem of Anne Curtis-Amy Perez-Joey Marquez was declared grand champion.

It's Showtime: Anne, Amy, Joey are 'Magpasikat' 2016 Champions
Photo Credit: ABS-CBN Entertainment
Anne's team, who wowed the audience on their death-defying performance on Thursday got the highest score from the judges. They received P300,000, which will be donated to their chosen charity.

Placing second and third were the duo of Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario; and the team of Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz and Karylle, taking home P200,000 and P100,000 for their chosen charities, respectively.

The two remaining teams -- the tandems of Billy Crawford and Ryan Bang, and Vice Ganda and Kim Atienza -- received P50,000 consolation prizes for their chosen charities.


Performance Highlights 7th Anniversary

Billy and Ryan kicked of the competition last Monday, October 17, with a jam-packed presentation that included a comedy skit, a game show, and a special appearance by Piolo Pascual.

The highlight of their performance, meanwhile, was Billy pretending to walk out after he was unexpectedly kissed by Ryan on the lips. The performance ended with an explosive dance number from Billy, along with Hashtags McCoy and Jimboy, and GirlTrends Barbie, Erin, Kamille, and Joana.

WATCH: Billy and Ryan Performance on "It's Showtime" 'Magpasikat' 2016 (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


On October 18, Vhong and Jhong paid tribute to janitors for their hardwork and dedication with a performance that combined mixed martial arts, sports tricks, and interactive computer effects. Veteran actor Eddie Garcia also appeared in a video in which he turned over to Vhong the “gold stick,” which symbolized the mops used by the janitors in their work.

The pair was joined by Hashtags Nikko, Jon, and Luke, and GirlTrends Jessica, Leyana, and Riva. Janitors also graced the stage after their whole performance.

WATCH: Vhong and Jhong Performance on "It's Showtime" 'Magpasikat' 2016 (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


Jugs, Teddy and Karylle's performance was the highlight on Wednesday, October 19. Pregnant Mariel Rodriguez, who is now taking a break in the United States, introduced the three's electronic music number via a taped video.

WATCH: Jugs & Teddy, Karylle and Mariel Performance on "It's Showtime" 'Magpasikat'  2016 (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


Meanwhile, Vice Ganda and Kuya Kim had a short but heartfelt performance on Friday. The message of the presentation centered on gender equality and acceptance.


This year, the different teams were tasked to make their performances more creative by incorporating “It’s Showtime’s” iconic score cards.

Sitting as ‘hurados’ for the “Magpasikat Week” are respected musician and band leader Mel Villena, beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman, director Nick Olanka, singer-actress Jolina Magdangal, and Sen. Sonny Angara.

Last year, the team of Teddy, Vice and Jugs was named the champion.

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