Filipino aerial dance couple Power Duo have secured a spot in the “America’s Got Talent: All-Stars” grand finale thanks to fan voting.
On Monday in Los Angeles, Gervin and Anjanette Minor performed an aerial dance routine to Calum Scott’s “You Are the Reason” for judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, moving them and the audience with their real-life chemistry and earning a standing ovation.
“She is the reason why I continue dreaming, and I love her so much,” Gervin said after revealing their routine’s song was dedicated to his wife.
“But he didn’t know that I loved him first,” Anjanette added.
Power Duo and two other contestants, Ndlovu Youth Choir and Darius Mabda, were confirmed to have received the most “Superfan” votes before the finalists were revealed.
Only one act with the most Superfan votes each week will advance to compete in the grand finale, which will feature 11 contestants. Other Superfan-voted acts in the finale include Avery Dixon, Aidan Bryant and the Bello Sisters
“It is so beautiful to watch two people that are in love and they do something beautiful together,” Klum commented upon seeing the pair end their dance with a passionate kiss.
The couple, originally from Rizal, Philippines, admitted that when they were first paired together as dance partners, they did not immediately click.
“At first we always argue, and we didn’t understand each other and we didn’t have, actually, the chemistry,” Gervin said in a pre-performance interview.
However, after auditioning for Season 5 of “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2016, the two confessed their love for each other on live TV. The couple are now parents to a 1-year-old son.
Power Duo won “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2016 and finished third in “Asia’s Got Talent” in 2019.
On Tuesday, the couple took to Twitter to thank the “Pilipinas Got Talent” judges and also Scott for his song.
“We also want to share our success to our Philippines got talent Judges who really believe in our talent from the start,” they wrote.
We also want to share our success to our Philippines got talent Judges who really believe in our talent from the start.
— POWER DUO (@PowerDuoJAVIN) January 24, 2023
Scott posted a tweet early Tuesday morning, describing the duo as a “talented wonderful couple” and thanking them for using his music.
Such a talented wonderful couple. Thank you for using my music to express your art!! X
— Calum Scott (@calumscott) January 24, 2023
Next, the pair will be competing against magician Aidan McCann, a “Britain’s Got Talent” 2020 finalist who received a golden buzzer from Klum.
“America’s Got Talent: All-Stars” airs on Mondays at 8/7 p.m. CT on NBC and is available to stream on Peacock the next day.