Filipino singing sensation Marcelito Pomoy delivered a mesmerizing performance on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”
A spin-off of the singing reality show “America’s Got Talent,” the show features former participants from across both “AGT” and the “Got Talent” franchise worldwide.
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It’s finally the night! Catch #AGTChampions TONIGHT at 8/7c on @NBC! I am SO excited to share my audition with you all! #AGTChampions tonight at 8/7c on @NBC! US time po to ha.. not Philippines time… Mukhang wala po palang access sa live ang pinas… Late telecast po ang AXN.. pero iupdate ko po kayo if may chance na makanuod ng live… pasensya na po.. kahit ako nalulungkot kasi gusto ko ding mapanuod… basta manalo matalo masaya na po akong nakatuntong sa stage ng pinakamalaking show sa US ang America’s Got Talent and take note Champions edition pa po kaya sobrang gagaling ng mga contestants na kahit ako hangang hanga sa mga talent nila… subaybayan po natin at sabay sabay tayong maghanap kung saan may link oara makanuod tayo… #marcelitoonAGT
Pomoy, who won the second season of local reality talent contest “Pilipinas Got Talent,” is known in the Philippines for his incredible ability to sing in both male and female voices.
In episode 2 of “The Champions” aired on January 13, the 35-year-old singer captivated the international stage by singing both Andrea Bocelli’s tenor part and Céline Dion’s soprano part in “The Prayer.”
His performance impressed both the judges and the audience who all gave he singer a standing ovation at the end of Pomoy’s song.
“You are a beautiful, wonderful singer with a young woman trapped inside of you,” said Howie Mandel, one of the celebrity judges on the show.
“I want to see something different, something unique, and Marcelito you just gave that to us. It was absolutely brilliant,” exclaimed judge Alesha Dixon.
“Your voice, your song, your range is just so out of this world,” Heidi Klum said, noting that it was one of the “craziest things I’ve ever heard in my entire life.”
While Pomoy did not get the “Golden Buzzer” last Monday, he was able to advance to the next round as a semi-finalist after winning the “Superfan Vote.”
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And @marcelitopomoy8 made it to the SEMI-FINALS. Thank you so much.. so overwhelmed with whats happening right now.. thank you for making me trend.. thank you for the love.. now I’m pressured on what to do for the next round.. Follow me on my instagram: @marcelitopomoy8 and also on my facebook page: Marcelito Pomoy… Love you guys..
Pomoy is a former balut vendor who left home when he was still a young boy and spent his years living on the streets surviving on $1 a day.
He first rose to international fame after making an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last year.
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