Marcelito Pomoy well-renown for his talent to sing both tenor and soprano, took place as a third runner up in America’s Got Talent (AGT): The Champions, being topped by Tyler Butler-Figueroa and Duo Transcend as the second and first runners-up, respectively. Acrobatic dance group V. Unbeatable from Mumbai, India took the grand title.
He was praised by the audiences and the judges with some giving him a standing ovation for his performance, whilst executive producer and judge Simon Cowell after commending him also pointed out his performance was “predictable”.
It was revealed in an interview with ABS-CBN that he was not the one who chose the song for the finale, but Cowell and his music team.
“Sa totoo lang, ang mga crew talaga ang pumili and nagbabase lang sila sa sinasabi ni Simon kasi si Simon talaga ang pinaka-head doon. Yung mga crew nahirapan din dahil masyado nang maiksi yung oras. Kung napapansin niyo, may nagcomment doon na halos the same yung gamit sa [stage]. Kaya wala na silang magawa kundi yung ibang kinakanta ko, hindi na nila na aprubahan kasi kulang na sa time talaga,” Pomoy shared.
Despite not winning a higher title, he stated that there’s nothing he can do but had done his best in the given situation. “Wala na akong magagawa diyan. Kumbaga wag na lang sila ma-disappoint kasi at least lumaban ako. Bilang isang Pilipino, tinayo ko yung bandila ng Pilipinas. Napalaking karangalan.”
On the bright side, the fact that he had reached the grand finale competition speaks volumes. With much exposure he got from among the popular talent show, his singing career had been boosting with many given invitations to showcase his duo-voice talent.
“From the start pa lang ng audition ng ‘America’s Got Talent,’ nung lumabas yung ‘The Prayer’ ang dami nang booking. Puro international. Sabi ko ‘wow parang bumalik yung dating ako.’ Bumangon ulit ako.”