WATCH: Charice Pempengco performs with David Foster on 'Asia's Got Talent'
MANILA, Philippines – Victory was sweet for the Philippines Thursday night, May 14, as Filipino shadow play dance group El Gamma Penumbra won the top prize at the grand finals of Asia's Got Talent. (READ: PH dance troupe El Gamma Penumbra wins 'Asia's Got Talent')
Also present at the finale was Filipino singer Charice Pempengco, who gave a stellar performance of Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down," wowing the crowd with her tender, emotional rendition of the hit. (READ: PH dance troupe El Gamma Penumbra's journey on 'Asia's Got Talent')
She was accompanied by judge David Foster on piano. David and Charice go way back – he mentored her back when she first gained international attention via media mogul Oprah Winfrey. (READ: Charice Pempengco reunites with David Foster in Singapore)
"Ladies and gentlemen...she is the pride of the Philippines and all of Asia, please welcome, Charice!" said David, introducing her onstage as he proudly played alongside Charice. (READ: FULL RECAP: 'Asia's Got Talent' grand finals)
This was one of several numbers on the show, including a show-stopping opener from the grand finalists. – Rappler.com