PH singer Gerphil Flores advances to ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ grand finals
MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-four year old Filipino singer Gerphil-Geraldine Flores advanced to the grand finals Asia’s Got Talent on Thursday, April 30. She joins fellow Filipino talents Gwyneth Dorado and Junior New System.
She is one of the two finalists who got in through public vote, with the second finalist being Mongolian group Khusugtun.
She posted a message of thanks on her Facebook account:
"Una po sa lahat, nagpapasalamat po ako sa Panginoon at pinahintulutan nyang makapasok ako sa finals. Sa pamilya ko, sa mga kamaganak ko na nasa Bicol, maraming salamat po!!! Sa lahat po ng mga nagdasal para sa akin, sa mga taong walang tulog sa kaiisip kung paano ako matulungan, maraming maraming salamat din po sa inyo! Sa mga kababayan namin dito at sa ibang bansa gayun din sa mga banyagang sumuporta sakin, marami pong salamat sa inyong lahat!"
(First of all, I want to thank the Lord for allowing me to advance to the finals. I want to thank my family, my relatives in Bicol, thank you! To everyone who prayed for me, to the people who lost sleep trying to find ways to help me, thank you so much! To the countrymen here and in other countries who also supported me, thank you all!)
She performed “(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story” from the movie Love Story in the second round of semi-finals on Thursday, April 23.
The finalists are determined by public vote, wherein audiences at home can vote for their favorite acts to make it through to the finals. Aside from that, the judges have the opportunity again to use the Golden Buzzer as one unit to send one act straight to the finals.
She was also a Golden Buzzer semi-finalist, along with shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra. However, El Gamma’s fate has yet to be determined for the grand finals. – Rappler.com