'Pilipinas Got Talent 2' semi-finalists announced

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 25 2011 01:01 PM | Updated as of Apr 25 2011 09:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines - After 8 weeks of searching for the best acts in the country, the judges of "Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2" are a step closer to finding the next Jovit Baldivino.

Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas, former ABS-CBN President Freddie Garcia and host Kris Aquino on Sunday announced the 36 contestants who made it to the show's semi-final round.

They are:

1. Romarico Sahorjo
2. Brian Brady
3. Angel Calalas
4. Freestylers
5. Maribeth Callanta
6. Madrigal Siblings
7. Kapidamu Band
8. Zaldy Carlos
9. Collins Gutierrez
10. Feliz Pichay of Bourbon
11. John Michael Narag
12. Joys Diva
13. Marcelito Po Moy
14. B4
15. Filogram
16. Genevieve Rochelle Arandia
17. Dance Selection
18. Kenny Padalla
19. Fernan Santuyo
20. Leonel Enopia and Elizabeth Dazo
21. Jose Emmanuel Cubil
22. Karinyoso Boys
23. Light Gauge Acoustic
24. Virgilio del Carmen
25. First Beat Effect
26. DJP Trio
27. Jacqueline Schubert
28. Next Generation
29. Suwahib Samplidah
30. Rafael Pavia
31. Lapinid Sisters
32. Larvae
33. Jeremie Tampoy
34. Buildex Pagales
35. Skeights
36. Happy Feet

The 36 contestants will compete for a slot in the finals beginning next Saturday at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Casino Filipino, Parañaque City.

The "Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2" semi-finals will be aired live on ABS-CBN channel 2.

Baldivino is the first grand winner of ABS-CBN's nationwide talent show "Pilipinas Got Talent," besting 11 other finalists by getting almost half of the total text and online votes in the said contest.

The teenager who used to sell siomai in Batangas province took home the P2-million cash prize after impressing judges and television viewers with his "unbelievable" voice.