NextSharkNextShark.com
Latest Newsletter🍵 Monterey Park hero awardedRead

Article

Filipino couple Power Duo swing their way into ‘America’s Got Talent’ grand finals

via America’s Got Talent

    Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

    Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free!

    Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

    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.

    Scott posted a tweet early Tuesday morning, describing the duo as a “talented wonderful couple” and thanking them for using his music. 

    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.

    Support our Journalism with a Contribution

    Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

    Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

    However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

    We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

    Support NextShark

    Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal