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Pilipinas Got Talent on ABS-CBN

Who will be season five’s grand winner?

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Pilipinas Got Talent judges: Freddie “FMG” Garcia, Angel Locsin, Vice Ganda and Robin Padilla

World-class talent search Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) is back to search for the best Pinoy acts on ABS-CBN.

Hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano, the local adaptation of the worldwide hit franchise gets even bigger this season as PGT welcomes a new set of judges. Joining resident judge and certified star maker Freddie “FMG” Garcia in the panel are award winning versatile actress Angel Locsin, “astig” idol Robin Padilla, and the phenomenal box-office star and comedian Vice Ganda.

This season also marks the first time the judges will use the Golden Buzzer. If any of the judges decides to press the Golden Buzzer, the contestant instantly goes straight to the semi-finals.

Last week, the preliminary live auditions roared to life at the KIA Theater where hopefuls from Metro Manila pulled out all the stops to impress the judges and the live audience. In the coming weeks, the PGT team will go around different parts of the country to cull and watch the potential talents from the different regions.

The popular “Got Talent” franchise first made its debut on Philippine television in 2010, when siomai vendor Jovit Baldivino was named the first grand winner. In 2011, it returned for the back-to-back seasons 2 and 3 won by singer Marcelito Pomoy and singing trio Maasinhon Trio, respectively. In 2013, online singing sensation Roel Manlangit was named the grand winner of PGT’s fourth season.

Pinoy acts not only conquered the local stage but the international stage as well, as some PGT contestants made it to the first edition of Asia’s Got Talent. Shadow act El Gamma Penumbra was named the grand winner; Gerphil Flores was among the top five finalists, and the Velasco Brothers made it to the semi-finals.