This month, the hosts of It’s Showtime will showcase their talents once again through phenomenal and extraordinary production numbers in Magpasikat.
Every year, the madlang people really look forward to these show-stopping performances. Aside from providing entertainment, the annual competition is also for a cause as it sends help to the chosen charities of the groups.
As part of the noontime show’s 9th anniversary, let us look back at the unforgettable Magpasikat 2016 performances of the hosts.
The team of Billy Crawford and Ryan Bang performed a jam-packed presentation that started with a comedy skit with the special appearance of the one and only Piolo Pascual. During their skit, Billy unexpectedly got a kiss from Ryan on the lips. Their performance also had a game show entitled “Yak Ganern” that involved disgusting creatures. Billy then pretended to walk out in the middle of their performance and Ryan had to chase and convince him to finish their number. Their presentation ended with an explosive dance number from Billy, along with the other members of their team, Hashtags McCoy de Leon and Jimboy Martin, and GirlTrends Barbie Imperial, Erin Ocampo, Kamille Filoteo, and Joana Hipolito.
Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario’s team had an unconventional performance that combined mixed martial arts and state-of-the-arts visual effects. Eddie Garcia also appeared in a pre-recorded video in which he turned over to Vhong the “golden stick.” Their performance was a tribute to janitors for their hardwork and dedication. The duo was joined by Hashtags members Nikko Natividad, Jon Lucas, and Luke Conde, and GirlTrends members Jessica Marasigan, Leyana Magat, and Riva Quenery. Several janitors also graced the It’s Showtime studio towards the end of the performance.
The team of Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz and Karylle spread good vibes when they performed an electronic Pinoy music festival-inspired number. Since Mariel Rodriguez was pregnant and was taking a break in the United States during that time, she introduced the three via a taped video. The audience members and the hurados definitely had a blast as they partied inside the It’s Showtime studio. The other members of their team were Hashtags Ronnie Alonte and Jameson Blake, and GirlTrends Mikee Agustin, Sammie Rimando, Devon Seron, and Kelley Day.
Anne Curtis, Amy Perez and Joey Marquez’s team had a death-defying and hair-raising performance. Tiyang Amy and Tsong Joey, together with Hashtags Paulo Angeles and Ryle Santiago, and GirlTrends Miho Nishida and Maika Rivera, opened their number by dancing at the hallways of the ABS-CBN Studios. They also did anti-gravity aerial dance routines inside the It’s Showtime studio. The highlight of their performance, however, was Anne performing a breathtaking and heart-stopping dance routine with GirlTrends Dawn Chang and Krissha Viaje while hanging outside the insanely high ELJ Communications Center Tower.
TEAM VICE-KUYA KIM
The team of Vice Ganda and Kuya Kim Atienza had a short but very heartfelt performance that tackled gender equality and acceptance. “A man is equal to the church, and is equal to the state, therefore, equal to any other man.” was the main message of their number. Child actor Izzy Canillo was also part of their performance, playing the role of a young gay kid who was always reprimanded by his father, played by Kuya Kim. The kid grew up and became Vice Ganda, who was successful in both love and career. Eventually, he was accepted by his father for who he truly is, proving that at the end of the day, love will always win. The other members of the team were Hashtags Tom Doromal and Zeus Collins, and GirlTrends Nikki Gonzales, Jane de Leon, Mica Javier and Chienna Filomeno.
The judges of Magpasikat 2016 were respected musical director Mel Villena, beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman, director Nick Olanka, singer-actress-host Jolina Magdangal, and Senator Sonny Angara.
The Team Anne, Joey and Amy was declared as the grand champion. Team Vhong and Jhong emerged at 2nd place while Team Karylle, Jugs and Teddy got 3rd place.