Kristel De Catalina emerged as the grand winner of ABS-CBN’s world class talent search Pilipinas Got Talent after beating nine other amazing and jaw-dropping acts in the show’s grand finals dubbed as “The Greatest Showdown” held last weekend at the Bren Z Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Kristel garnered 99.67 of the combined votes from the viewers and the judges and took home P2 million in cash plus a vacation package. She is now the sixth grand winner since Pilipinas Got Talent was launched and the first solo female act to win the competition.
Julius and Rhea came in second place with 84.6% of the total votes and Joven Olvido in third with 79.05%.
Kristel wowed the jampacked venue with her breathtaking aerial stunt and emotional spiral pole dancing act. When Kristel auditioned, she was immediately sent to the semis when judge Vice Ganda chose her as his Golden Buzzer act. Kristel then topped the public’ votes that earned her slot at the grand finals.
Pilipinas Got Talent remains to be one of the most successful talent-reality shows on Philippine television. The show’s sixth season truly made its mark by breaking numerous records. PGT Season 6 debuted strongly hitting an all-time high national TV rating of 43.3% on its pilot telecast, which is one of the highest rating recorded by a weekend program for 2018.
It is also the first Kapamilya show awarded with the YouTube Gold Creator Award for having a million strong community in the said video sharing website. It also has a million strong following on its official Facebook page.
Still on the online world, PGT Season 6 has the highest combined views on Facebook and YouTube compared to its past seasons.
Lastly, the show has given viewers one of the most diverse line up of acts in PGT history.
Pilipinas Got Talent is hosted by Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga with judges Freddie “FMG” Garcia, Angel Locsin, Robin Padilla, and Vice Ganda.