When It’s Showtime holds its anniversary, we all eagerly await the hosts’ dazzling, surprising, awesome production numbers as part of the grand performance competition, Magpasikat.
Through the years, we’ve witnessed the most entertaining, ingenious, even “buwis buhay” showcases that left the Madlang People startled, thrilled, and astonished. Of course, there could only be one winner each year—the exceptional group of hosts that stood out and raised the bar in mesmerizing the audience.
Here are the grand winners of Magpasikat from 2010-2019:
2019 Magpasikat Winner
Dedicating his performance to those people who has lost their crowning glory due to alopecia areata, a condition that causes hair to fall out, Vice Ganda’s team was crowned as the champion for last year’s Magpasikat fete, marking the 10th anniversary of It’s Showtime.
Being also stricken by the said condition, the Unkabogable Star, along with Miss Q & A queens and his “twin” Dawn Zulueta, narrated his hair loss story and journey to acceptance through the medley of Radiohead’s “Creep”, Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair”, and Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” which was marked by a series of wig and costume changes.
The concept of “self-love” was further emphasized as he hovered around the auditorium through a harness without wearing a wig and belted out Lady Gaga’s “Hair”, then gave the spotlight to a child with alopecia. Making the judges and spectators extra astounded and moved was when a number of audience members took off their wigs, revealing that they also have alopecia.
After their concert-level number, Vice surprised everyone by confessing his romantic relationship with Kuya Escort Ion Perez.
2018 Magpasikat Winner
Who could not just marvel at the intricately and grandiosely designed musical theater-style winning showcase of Team Jhong and Karylle in 2018? This was a sequel of their 2017 performance on an endearing love story of two insects—a higad or caterpillar and an ipis or cockroach, and their offspring an Ipad, in its own journey of self-acceptance and love. It wowed everyone—from fellow hosts, to the live audience, and of course, netizens, who did not stop heaping praises for their “insanely beautiful” original song-and-dance performance. The team, which also was also comprised of Hashtags Ronnie, Jimboy, and Rayt, and GirlTrends Chienna and Jessica, scored 94 percent and won 300,000 pesos, which they donated to their chosen charity.
2017 Magpasikat Winner
The team of Vhong Navarro was selected by the hurados as Magpasikat 2017 Champion on It’s Showtime for its moving mirror dance act that brought the hosts and the madlang people to tears. The performance, which explored the themes of isolation, loneliness, and hope, earned a perfect score of 10 from judges. The group, also composed of Hashtags Nikko, Tom, Bugoy, and Kid, and GirlTrends Erin and Joana, won 300,000 pesos, which they donated to their chosen charity.
2016 Magpasikat Winner
The group of Anne Curtis, Amy Perez and Joey Marquez wowed the audience of It's Showtime with their death-defying performance for Magpasikat 2016. Anne performed a series of aerial stunts along the side of a tall building which earned her group the title of last year’s Magpasikat Week Champions. As the Magpasikat 2016 winners, Team AJA, and some members of Hashtags and GirlTrends, won P300,000 for their chosen charity.
2015 Magpasikat Winner
Vice Ganda, Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz or Team TVJ created a mind–boggling performance that utilized several optical illusions, which has never been done on any live program. The trio also sang to the tune of their original composition. Their performance also featured cameo appearances from James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Coco Martin.
2014 Magpasikat Winner
Teddy Corpuz, Billy Crawford, and Jugs Jugueta (or Team TBJ) had an amusing, confusing and unconventional performance. They created their own noontime variety show entitled "Whatchamacall8". In their mock game show, one audience member was able to take home 90,000 pesos. Team Real, Nadine Lustre and James Reid, were also featured in their performance.
2013 Magpasikat Winner
Karylle, Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz surprised everyone with a very mind-boggling production number. They sang a song in gibberish and made a mess on stage that left the audience and judges puzzled. However, when the video of their performance was played in reverse, everyone realized that they actually performed the theme song of It's Showtime.
2012 Magpasikat Winners
Billy Crawford and Vhong Navarro performed an extremely futuristic dance number. Their performance showed different forms of illusion with the help of high-technology tricks. The pair also showed off their incomparable skills in dancing while performing an innovative dance with lights.
Anne Curtis and Karylle astounded the audience when they became circus performers. Their spectacular and heart-stopping circus performance, which paid tribute to the four elements of nature (land, fire, air, and water), included eating tamilok (or shipworm) and crickets, fire dancing, aerial acrobatics, and synchronized swimming.
Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz had the studio audience and other hosts dance to their own version of Psy’s “Gangnam Style”. The duo reworked the lyrics but retained the tune of the song and created “Epal Ang ‘Yong Style”. Child star Bugoy Cariño and actress Cristine Reyes also joined them in their extremely fun production number.
2011 Magpasikat Winner
Anne Curtis entertained the audience when she showed off her skills in pole dancing and aerial silk. She also sang Adele’s “Someone Like You” while she was upside-down. She ended her performance with her very extraordinary version of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”. Singer Jed Madela also had a special participation as her moving microphone holder.
2010 Magpasikat Winner
Teddy Corpuz of Rocksteddy and Jugs Jugueta of Itchyworms rocked the stage with outstanding band vocalists and singers like Yeng Constantino, Tutti Caringal of 6CycleMind, Marc Abaya of Kjwan and Kean Cipriano of Callalily. In addition, Teddy also impersonated rock icon Bamboo.