Spiral pole dancer Kristel de Catalina wins 'PGT 6'


Posted at Apr 29 2018 09:03 PM | Updated as of Apr 30 2018 11:24 AM

MANILA -- (UPDATED) A spiral pole dancer took home the crown during the grand finals of the sixth season of "Pilipinas Got Talent" held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga on Sunday.

Kristel de Catalina was named the grand winner, garnering an average of 99.67 percent of votes from viewers and judges.

For her grand finals performance, De Catalina set her spiral pole dance routine to Celine Dion's "All By Myself." 

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"Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat... Anak, para sa 'yo 'to," she said.

"Thank you sa inyong lahat na bumoto at nagtiwala sa akin," De Catalina added.

She took home P2 million as this season's winner.

De Catalina caught the attention of both the judges and viewers as early as the auditions, when she received the "Golden Buzzer" for her performance.

In the semifinals, she blew away the competition when she dedicated her to her son.

De Catalina bested dance duo Julius and Rhea and comedian Joven Olvido, who were also crowd favorites as they finished in the Top 3.

She is the second dancer to win the hit talent show, with singers dominating the first four seasons of "PGT."

Last season, real-life couple Anjanette and Gervin, known as Power Duo, was named the grand winner.