Ever since its first anniversary in 2010, the It’s Showtime family has been treating the madlang people with exhilarating, astonishing, and jaw-dropping performances presented by its gregarious and multi-faceted hosts in a grand showdown dubbed “Magpasikat” which has become an annual tradition in the past 14 years.
And as our favorite noontime program mounts its highly anticipated “1-4 EVER” 14th-anniversary celebration this week, which is a great reminder for us that the It’s Showtime family and the madlang people will always be “ONE FOUR-EVER,” let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the winning entries from previous editions of “Magpasikat” from 2010 to 2022 in this feature:
In last year’s extravaganza, everyone was totally overjoyed when Ryan was finally hailed a Magpasikat champion after 13 years. His and Jhong’s amusing and stellar cultural presentation, which showcased the beauty and rich culture of the Philippines and South Korea, as well as the unbreakable connection between its people that emanated in the Korean War many decades ago, impressed the hurados.
Apart from simply dedicating their production to the Filipino Korean war veterans, who helped the South Koreans achieve the freedom that they, and even the whole world, are enjoying at present, Team Jhong-Ryan also gave the entire Php 500,000 cash prize to them.
The all-girls team of Karylle, Amy, and Kim truly championed women’s empowerment as they paid homage to Filipina athletes who brought pride and honor to our country over the years. Amy and Kim both showed off their dancing chops, while Karylle sang her own composition titled “KABABAIHAN”, which aims to pay homage to women athletes and show their support to them and all Pinays. The Chinita Princess ended their “FTW” (For The Women) number by exhibiting her skills in playing the drums. They took home a whopping Php200,000 cash prize in the home, which they donated to Girls Get Home PH, a non-profit organization that aims to empower women through sports.
In spite of the pandemic, the noontime program was unstoppable in mounting the highly anticipated annual tradition. The It’s Showtime fam was divided into four teams and, unlike the previous editions, all of them were announced winners at the end of the anniversary episode.
Through a musical skit, the group of Jhong, Karylle, and Ion amused us with their portrayals of the lives of ordinary Pinoys, whose livelihoods were terribly affected by the pandemic – such as ice cream vendors, balut vendors, and jeepney drivers – and how they’re able to find various ways to overcome and rise from it.
Meanwhile, the dynamic duo of Jugs and Teddy, along with Ryan Bang, treated us to an enthralling concert experience as they presented a “Battle of the Bands”-themed number titled “Project 11: Tuloy Ang Tugtugan”, which they dedicated to everyone in the music industry extremely affected by the pandemic.
Vhong Navarro, Amy Perez, and Ate Girl Jackie Gonzaga, on the other hand, paid tribute to teachers in particular, who had their own set of struggles during this worldwide health crisis.
Last, but definitely not the least, were Vice Ganda and then-newest host Kim Chiu, who drew inspiration from the terrible experiences they and all of us have experienced especially during the pandemic, particularly in the emotional and mental aspects.
Considered by Vice as her most favorite Magpasikat entry, she dedicated her 2019 production, to those people who lost their crowning glory due to alopecia areata, a condition that causes hair to fall out. With how heartwarming and inspiring it was, their team was crowned the champion during the 10th anniversary of It’s Showtime.
Since she’s also stricken by the said condition, the Unkabogable Star 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 presented 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 several audience members took off their wigs to that they also have alopecia.
After the concert-level number, Vice surprised everyone by finally confessing his romantic relationship with Ion Perez.
As they got paired with one another in two consecutive years, Jhong and Karylle, who are also incredible thespians, had the opportunity to continue their 2017 Magpasikat musical theater entry that chronicled the endearing love story of two insects—a higad or caterpillar and an ipis or cockroach. And in 2018, they focused on ipis and higad’s offspring wittily called “Ipad” and its own journey towards self-acceptance and love. Aside from the enticing story, we also marveled at the intricate costume designs and splendid stage setup, as well as their “insanely beautiful” original song-and-dance performance.
The team, which was also comprised of Hashtags Ronnie, Jimboy, and Rayt, and GirlTrends Chienna and Jessica, got the highest grade of 94% and won Php 300,000 pesos that they donated to their chosen charity.
The team of Vhong, which was also comprised of Hashtags Nikko, Tom, Bugoy, and Kid, and GirlTrends Erin and Joana, truly impressed hurados with their 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 the judges. The group donated their Php 300,000 cash prize to their chosen charity.
Anne gave Amy Perez and Joey Marquez their first-ever Magpasikat championship after they wowed the madlang people with their “buwis-buhay” performance. Anne performed a series of aerial stunts on the side of the ABS-CBN ELJ Corporate Communications building along with her few teammates. Team AJA, along with their teammates Hashtags and GirlTrends, bagged P300,000 for their chosen charity.
Jugs and Teddy continued their winning streak as they teamed up with Vice Ganda in an exhilarating Magpasikat entry that utilized several optical illusions, which had never been done on live TV. The trio also sang their original composition and featured cameo appearances from James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Coco Martin.
For the second time in a row, Teddy and Jugs clinched the grand champion trophy, but this time with Billy Crawford. Tagging themselves as “TBJ,” the trio presented an amusing and unconventional, yet confusing production by creating a noontime variety show entitled "Whatchamacall8." In their mock game show, one audience member got to take home Php 90,000. Former on-and-off-screen sweethearts Nadine Lustre and James Reid also had a special participation.
Karylle, Jugs and Teddy 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 about what they were doing. However, as they got the video of their performance played in reverse, everyone realized that they actually performed the theme song of It's Showtime.
Billy Crawford and Vhong Navarro showcased an extremely futuristic dance number. They displayed different forms of illusion with the help of high-technology tricks in their performance, much to the amazement of the madlang people. The pair also showed off their incomparable skills in dancing while performing an innovative dance with lights, not to mention injected humor throughout their performance.
The one and only Dyosa of Philippine television Anne Curtis indeed wowed the audiences when she showed off her skills in pole dancing and aerial silk dancing, as well as belted out Adele’s “Someone Like You” while she was upside down. She ended her performance with her 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.
For the inaugural staging of the highly anticipated spectacular talent exhibition of the hosts in 2010, the dynamic duo of Teddy Corpuz and Jugs Jugueta, who are lead vocalists of OPM bands Rocksteddy and Itchyworms, respectively, gave us an ultimate rock concert at noontime as they invited fellow OPM artists Yeng Constantino, Tutti Caringal of 6Cyclemind, Marc Abaya of Kjwan and Kean Cipriano to perform with them onstage. In addition, Teddy also impressed us when he impersonated rock icon Bamboo.