Marcelito Pomoy didn’t disappoint as he once again rendered a standing ovation-worthy performance at the semi-finals of “America’s Got Talent: The Champion.”
On the show’s episode aired Feb. 3 (Feb.4, Philippine time), the Filipino singer wowed the audience and judges with his take on the duet of Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s “Time to Say Goodbye.
Right after his performance, the cameras captured the expressions of the “AGT” judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Alesha Dixon, and Howie Mandel, all of whom gave the Pinoy singer a standing ovation.
“I got to say it. I believe that you have the best shot in winning this whole thing. This is the semi-finals and you raised your game,” Howie said.
Alesha was all praises for Marcelito’s song choice.
“It really enables you to shine. I just love everything about you, Marcelito. That was a fabulous performance. Well done!” she said.
Heidi declared the Filipino singer is her “favorite” and that she’d been waiting all day for the 35-year-old to come on stage.
Simon — who has a bit of a reputation as judge — believes Marcelito has massive career in front of him.
Nevertheless, he advised Marcelito to take a “bigger risk” should he make it to the finals.
“There is no denying you have a very unique, incredible special talent. So if you make it to final, I think you’ve got to take a bigger risk because now the surprise is over. But I do believe that… with the gift you’ve got, you got massive career in front of you. I really do,” Simon said.
Marcelito was the champion of the second season of “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2011. He, who sings in dual voice, made waves worldwide with his first song on the show, “The Prayer,” also originally by Andrea in duet with Celine Dion.