Magpasikat 2017: Billy, Amy and James wow the crowd with magical performance


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MANILA, Philippines - It’s Showtime Magpasikat 2017 is again ready to impress the madlang people. As a celebration of the hit noontime show’s eight (8) anniversary, the Magpasikat has been a tradition that has everyone waiting in anticipation. It’s also the perfect venue for the show's hosts to showcase their impressive skills and creative talents to wow the crowd.

To start the ball rolling, Billy Crawford and his team composed of Amy Perez, James Reid and Hashtag Zeus Collins kicked off the week.

Magpasikat 2017: Billy and team wow the crowd with magical performance
Team Billy gives a breathtaking performance in #Magpasikat2017! Photo Credit: Vice Ganda Official PH on Facebook
Billy’s team showed the madlang people why they are rightfully called performers. In the theme of the classic Phantom of the Opera, they opened their act in Victorian outfits and background. The three decided to go outdoors to perform a thrilling magic act. They placed James inside a glass cubicle and water sprayed him.

In an amazing feat, James appeared right on the stage. Amy Perez also became a showgirl as she changed her outfit with the wave of a cloth. She also sizzled in her sexy rendition of “All that Jazz.” For the finale, Billy performed a breathtaking magic trick where he transported the rest of the team across the studio.

James Reid Showtime
James Reid. Photo Credit: ABS-CBN Entertainment
Amy Perez and Billy Crawford
Amy Perez and Billy Crawford. Photo Credit: ABS-CBN Entertainment
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This year’s special set of hurados are composed of the most respected and big names in the show business which include Direk Rory Quintos, Janno Gibbs, Ina Raymundo, Marc Logan and no less than the Diamond Star, Maricel Soriano (right-left below).

The Magpasikat 2017 hurados.
The Magpasikat 2017 hurados. Photo Credit: ABS-CBN Entertainment
The madlang people scored a majority of 10. Direk Rory shared her experience, “It was so fun to watch.” Gibbs agreed that it was a very good performance and commended Amy. Raymundo was impressed with Amy calling her “the best link of the team.”

Meanwhile, Marc Logan also recounted her childhood fondness for magic and called it, “napakaganda.”

The Diamond Star admitted she got a bit confused in the beginning but agreed that it was good.

WATCH: Team Billy, Amy and James' magical performance in Magpasikat 2017 (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


The team’s hashtag #MagpasikatBiLLyJamesAmy also trended Monday afternoon.

Last year, Billy was paired off with Ryan Bang in a comedic skit. Their presentation ended up the madlang people in fits of laughter and even had Piolo Pascual as a guest. The madlang people were surprised when an unexpected kiss happened between the two and Billy decided to walk out in the middle of their show. But, it was all part of the show and for good time’s sake. Billy ended their presentation with an impressive dance number with Hashtags McCoy and Jimboy, and GirlTrends Barbie, Erin, Kamille, and Joana. The pair ended up with the Consolation prize with P50,000.

Anne Curtis with Amy Perez and Joey Marquez scored a perfect 10 from the hurados and earned them the title of the 2016 Magpasikat Grand Champion. They won P300,000 for their chosen charity.

Who do you think will earn the boasting rights as 8th It’s Showtime Magpasikat Grand Champion?

-- Sally, The Summit Express

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