Contestant fails to wow 'PGT' judges with magic tricks

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 01 2018 10:51 PM

He became popular because of his magic tricks, but his semifinals performance was not enough to get him a slot in the grand finals of "Pilipinas Got Talent."

Jeptah "Wow Magic" Callitong returned on Sunday for the live semifinals but failed to perform his magic trick in front of the judges.

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"Mas masarap kang panoorin as ikaw, kesa doon sa magic mo. Magaling kang mag-magic ah, pero dahil nao-overshadow ng personality mo, ang charming mo kasi eh, at sobrang funny mo, mas gusto na lang namin ikaw kakuwentuhan kesa panoorin ang magic mo," Angel Locsin told Callitong.

"Ako'y na-entertain mo talaga nang higit. Tawa ako nang tawa. Nagawa mo lahat 'yung trabaho mo para entertainin ako. Pero siyempre, lahat ng tao may bad day. Medyo na-bad day tayo doon," Robin Padilla added, referring to Callitong's failed magic trick.

Despite this, Callitong earned the second highest number of votes at 11.55%. However, he lost to Xtreme Dancers, after the group was chosen by the judges.

Hosted by Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga, "Pilipinas Got Talent" airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wansapanataym."