Panabo Got Talent finalists from South Barangays hopeful for the championship

AMONG the 11 contestants and groups who have competed during the 2nd elimination night of Panabo City Got Talent (PCGT) Season 2 on March 6 at Barangay Malativas, a dance group and a singer were able to qualify for the Grand Finals Night on March 28 at Panabo Gym.

Various talents like singing, dancing and human beat boxing were showcased during the South Barangay B elimination night by challengers as young as elementary school students to senior citizens from barangays Malativas, Consolacion, Kauswagan and Waterfall. A series of eight elimination nights, six in the barangays and two in poblacion area will be conducted.

Advancing to the grand finals is The Movers Dance Trio with members Kishiba Demelina, 13 Jenric Yunson, 20 and Mike Badad, 20, with their steamy hip-hop performance.

“We are very happy that we are chosen to represent Barangay Malativas in the Grand Finals. We will do our best to improve our performance,” said Yunson. He added that they will add explosive moves to their dance number and they will establish connection with the audience as advised by one of the judges.

“When I was singing, I think about my family and my three-month old son. They are my inspirations and I strive harder for them,” said Maricel Lozada, 27 of Barangay Malativas. Her soulful rendition of “Luha” by Aegis earned her a slot for the grand finals. Lozada was not present during the awarding since she had to go home right after her performance to nurse her child.

The PCGT is a city-wide talent search introduced by Mayor James Gamao and Vice Mayor Janrey Gavina in 2016, hosted by celebrity radio DJ Idol Dagol. It aims to scout undiscovered talents from barangays and bring entertainment especially to the far-flung areas of the city during the 16th Araw ng Panabo Celebration.

PCGT Season 2 Grand Champion will receive P15,000 cash. Runner ups, including all finalists will also receive cash prizes. (Erick Etis – CIO Panabo)

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