Pinoy 'hand shadow artist' makes it to 'Asia's Got Talent' grand finals


Posted at Mar 21 2019 09:10 PM | Updated as of Mar 21 2019 10:22 PM

Philip Galit a.k.a Shadow Ace is in the grand finals of the third season of "Asia's Got Talent." AXN

There's going to be at least one Filipino in the grand finals of the third season of "Asia's Got Talent," it was announced Thursday. 

This, after it was revealed that Philip Galit a.k.a Shadow Ace, a golden buzzer act from the auditions, received enough votes online to earn him a shot at the $100,000 (more than P5 million) grand prize. 


He joins Maniac Family, a hip-hop dance group from Taiwan, and Indonesian singer Siti Saniyah in the final round. 

Maniac Family was the other act to receive the most votes among the first batch of semifinalists, while Saniyah was a judge's pick. The results meant that 12-year-old Pinoy guitarist Rock Opong is out. 

In the semifinals last week, Galit delivered another one of his unique hand shadow performances -- a mix of comedy and impressive dexterity as he turns his fingers into all sorts of figures. 

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Two more acts from the Philippines -- namely teen singer Eleana Gabunada, who also received the golden buzzer during the auditions, and dance group Junior Good Vibes -- are looking to earn a spot in the grand finals. 

They are part of the second batch of semifinalists --the episode featuring which is currently airing, as of writing.