MANILA – Asia’s Got Talent’s first-ever grand champion Filipino shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra is beyond thankful for their win and dedicates it to all their supporters in the Philippines and in other parts of Asia.
“Ang pangarap ng El Gamma Penumbra at pangarap ng bawat Pilipino ay naabot na. Maraming salamt po sa suporta, dasal at boto ng lahat!” the shadow play group said in their Facebook page.
(The dream of El Gamma Penumbra and the dream of every Filipino is now reached. Thank you so much for the support, prayers and votes of all!)
And by means of every Filipino, included among the group’s supporters are the local celebrities who also congratulated them via social media posts.
From Pilipinas Got Talent to Asia's Got Talent! Congratulations El Gamma Penumbra, AGT Season 1's Grand Champion! pic.twitter.com/bWMCfS9XqJ
— Direk Lauren (@direklauren) May 15, 2015
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) May 14, 2015
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) May 14, 2015
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) May 14, 2015
El Gamma Penumbra wins via public vote from the studio audience and the viewers at home. They will then receive $100,000 and a chance to perform at the Marina Bay Sands.
The shadow play group has bested out eight other grand finalists including fellow Filipino contestants Gerphil Flores, Junior New System, and Gwyneth Dorado, as well as Mongolian musical ensemble Khusugtun, Japanese dance troupe Triqstar, Thai rock group The Talento, Chinese acrobats Gao Lin and Liu Xin, and tap dance group Dance Thrilogy.