Being an all-girls team, Karylle, Amy Perez, and Kim Chiu made women empowerment the central theme of their Magpasikat performance for this year’s 12th anniversary celebration of It’s Showtime, as they paid tribute to the Filipina athletes who brought pride to our country over the years.
PHOTOS: It’s Showtime Magpasikat 2021 Performances
Their empowering presentation commenced with a montage of Pinays who made their marks in the field of sports – namely, first-ever Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Bong Coo, Elma Muros-Posadas, Mikee Cojuangco, and Dyan Castillejo – featuring some of their victorious moments and their inspiring messages not only to the athletes like them, but also to all Filipino women.
Female athletes were seen doing their routines on the stage where the huge letter standees that spelled “G-I-N-T” and a huge metal ring adjacent to it were erected. Tyang Amy entered and danced while on the ring as the tune of Rivermaya’s “Liwanag Sa Dilim” blared, while Kim Chiu astounded us with her dance interpretation of SB19’s “Go Up” along with other dancers.
Karylle then emerged to the stage in an immaculate white gown with cape as she sang her self-composed song titled “KABABAIHAN,” which aims to pay homage to women athletes and show their support to them and all Pinays. As her performance approaches its end, her gown literally glowed into different colors, which resembled fireworks.
After Pinay girl group 4th Impact performed Sarah Geronimo’s “Tayo,” Kim and Amy went back onstage to dance again, with the Chinita Princess showcasing her skills in playing the drums, which also ended their Magpasikat performance.
In the end, it’s their empowering “FTW” (or “for the women”) number that was hailed the grand champion, taking home the whopping Php200,000 cash prize that they will donate to Girls Get Home PH, a non-profit organization that aims to empower women through sports.