WATCH: Bb Pilipinas 2017 candidates perform at talent competition

Alexa Villano
WATCH: Bb Pilipinas 2017 candidates perform at talent competition
See 13 of the ladies singing, demonstrating martial arts, dancing, and more

MANILA, Philippines – Thirteen of the 40 Binibining Pilipinas 2017 candidates showed off their skills at the pageant’s talent competition, held at Ali Mall on Saturday, April 8.

The 13 candidates sang, demonstrated speed painting, danced, and even performed magic tricks. Before the talent show, a short fashion show sponsored by Jag took place.

The program ended with former The Voice Philippines 2013 contestant RJ dela Fuente serenading the ladies. 

Singer RJ dela Fuente serenades the ladies after the talent competition. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The pageant’s Best in Talent award will be given during the coronation night on Sunday, April 30, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Parade of Beauties is scheduled to be held on April 22.

Check out photos and clips of the talent competition below!

All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Candidate 1 Dane Felisse Marasigan performed a song by Celine Dion.


 

Candidate #2 Arienne Louise Calingo performed a ballet dance number.

 


 

 

Candidate #4 Jessica Ramirez showed her speed painting skills.

 


  

Candidate #5 Joselle Mariano performed “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables.

  


 

Candidate #15 Mariel de Leon sang opera.


 

Don’t mess with candidate #17 Camille Manalo! The Southeast Asian Games gold medalist showed off taekwondo skills at the talent show. 


 

Candidate #23 Arah Salientes performed a declamation dedicated to her mother.


 

Candidate # 25 Clarice Marion Villareal sang while playing the guitar.

 


 

Candidate #27 Beatrice Valente became emotional as she sang while painting.

 


 

 

Candidate #35 Thoreen Halvorsen dedicated Katy Perry’s “Roar” to her fellow candidates. 


 

Candidate # 36 Gillian Colcol did an interpretative dance number.

 


 

Candidate # 39 Elizabeth Clenci played the bass guitar. 

 


 

Candidate # 40 Kristel Guelos ended the show with a few magic tricks. 

 


 

– Rappler.com

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.