2) Gerphil Flores: PGT Semi-finalist, AGT Third Placer
Gerphil Flores joined PGT
in 2010 as Fame Flores but was eventually eliminated in the fourth semi-final week. She got a vote percentage of 25.05% and only got FMG's yes. Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai de las Alas suggested that she should sing more "age-appropriate" and pop songs that the public can easily relate to. To this, Fame answered: "Hindi pa rin po ako titigil sa pagkanta ng Pilpinas kasi kahit hindi po naiintindihan ng tao, 'yun po ang talento ko e..." Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Semi-finals (May 2010)
And we're all glad that she did not listen to the recommendation and did not stop singing classical songs because when she auditioned in Asia's Got Talent,
she went straight to the semi-finals. The judges of the Asian talent search pressed the final "Golden Buzzer" for her and, because of this, she was dubbed as "Asia's Golden Girl." She impressed David Foster with her exceptional singing voice and earned a standing ovation from the audience and other celebrity judges Mel C, Anggun and Vaness Wu.
Her rendition of "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)"
during the AGT
Grand Finals earned her the second-runner up spot. "My golden girl. You know, tonight, the song is called "The Impossible Dream,"
you just made the dream possible. You absolutely killed it. I promise you, I promise you the world is gonna know about you. That's a promise," said David Foster after her finale performance. Asia's Got Talent Grand Finals (May 2015) 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5