Quezon City , Philippines Filipino shadow play dance group El Gamma Penumbra from the Philippines won the first season pan-regional reality show Asia’s Got Talent. The talent show are being broadcast all over Asia .
Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finals Opening Number
The popular dance group beat out fellow Filipino contestants Gerphil Flores, Junior New System, and Gwyneth Dorado, as well as Thai rock group The Talento, Chinese acrobats Gao Lin and Liu Xin, tap dance group Dance Thrilogy, Mongolian musical ensemble Khusugtun, and Japanese dance troupe Triqstar.
The results somewhat leaked several hours before the final night when some netizens who watched the pre-taped edition in Singapore before the show ( It was broadcast around 8:05pm Malaysia/ Singapore / Manila /HK/ Taipei time) began posting them in their twitter accounts , facebook pages and forum sites. Among the forum and websites like Pinoy Exchange forum , Pinoy DVD , Starmometer, Dailypedia and the official facebook page of AGT were at buzz over the winners.
When AGT audition was held in the Philippines last year, There were thousands who auditioned , making the country – one of the hotspots for the talent search. Aside from the large following on social media sites like facebook, twitter by Filipino fans.
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Infographics by Facebook ( most talked AGT participants)
Asia’s Got Talent AXN official you tube ( El Gamma Penumbra- May 7 Finals )
Asia’s Got Talent AXN official you tube ( Gerphil Geraldine -Flores May 7 Finals )
Asia’s Got Talent AXN official you tube ( Junior New System ( American – May 7 finals)
Asia’s Got Talent AXN official you tube (Ms. Gwyneth Dorado – Titanium May 7 finals)
Based on the number of viewers at the official Asia’s Got Talent uploads , El Gamma Penumbra got over 2 million views followed by Gerphil Geraldine Flores with over 1,400,000 views.
Asia’s Got Talent AXN official you tube (Gao Lin and Liu Xin ) with 280,000 plus views
Early favorite acrobat duo Mr. Gao Lin and Ms. Liu Xin from China was not included in the top 6. There was no sms voting in mainland China (although Hong Kong is included) AXN is not shown in China. Internet is very restrictive and social media sites like Facebook does not counts votes coming from China. Although I think there are large following by these group from ROC – Taiwan and overseas Chinese . Some netizens especially those who followed the acrobat duo in their journey saw that their semi-final and final night presentations were somewhat bland compared to their audition video and some even compared their performance to another talent competition in Europe.
Asia’s Got Talent AXN official you tube ( Khusugtun ) with 230,000 plus views
A big surprise for the finals is the Khusugtun band which hails from Mongolia. I saw their you tube uploads and the group had a good following not only in Mongolia but throughout the far east side of Asia in countries like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Turkmenistan , Inner Mongolia ( China ) all the way throughout far east Russia. They group had done some concert in Europe. I was thinking that it would be 1,2,3 Public Vote in favor for El Gamma Penumbra, Gerphil Geraldine Flores and Junior New System . This is based on my observation from how the social media people react , facebook and you tube views. But somehow , They got some following from these largely untapped areas of Asia.
Asia’s Got Talent AXN official you tube ( Talento -May 7 finals) 126,000 plus views
Another BIG surprise of the night was the Talento boy group from Thailand. I must say they have been very active in social media and sms voting . I was thinking that it could be the 2 Chinese acrobats or Triqstar can make it.
The winner is determined by public vote, where audience members and viewers at home in Asia can vote for their favorites via SMS, Facebook, or on the show’s official app. The voting closed on Monday, May 11, at 11:59pm.
The winner of Asia’s Got Talent will receive a cash prize of US$100,000 and a chance to perform at the Marina Bay Sands. It was revealed that Asia’s Got Talent will have season 2 . Congratulations to the Winners!