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Manzano on 'PGT' result: 'Not our call'
MANILA, Philippines -- Actor-host Luis Manzano faced angry netizens who were disappointed with the results of "Pilipinas Got Talent" which crowned its Season 4 winner on Sunday.
He also revealed who he was voting for in the just-concluded TV talent competition.
For the fourth season in a row, another singer was named the show's grand winner with young YouTube singing sensation Roel Manlangit topping the vote.
Minutes after the announcement, some netizens took microblogging site Twitter to express their disappointment. Some felt that Manlangit did not deserve to win, while others backed the dance group Intensity Breakers to win the talent competition.
In his official Twitter account, Manzano pointed out that it was the viewers who select the winner by voting.
"Sa mga nagrereklamo, ba't di kayo magreklamo dun sa mga bumoto for the grand winner? Not our call, sa inyo! fyi, i was voting for intensity," Manzano tweeted, referring to the dance group from Lipa, Batangas.
"It's funny kung paano nagrereklamo sa amin lahat samantalang ALL text votes yun :) e di mangampanya kayo or gumawa ng paraan para sa votes :)," Manzano added.
"The winner was decided by the majority, e di sana gumawa ng paraan na ang majority ay boboto sa mga favorite niyo."
But Manzano stressed that he is not personally angry at the critics. "Just to let you guys know, di ako galit, ni hindi nga mainit ulo ko :) ako pa!" he tweeted.
Manlangit, dubbed as “Boy Whitney” after a video of him singing a Whitney Houston song went viral on YouTube, garnered 30% of the vote, while second placer, dancer Frankendal Fabroa, received 26%. The acoustic trio MP3 Band finished third in the voting.
Since the start of the season, “Pilipinas Got Talent” judges Kris Aquino, Ai Ai delas Alas and Freddie Garcia have been vocal about not having another singer win this year.
But Manlangit. the youngest grand finalist this season, has consistently wowed audiences with his high voice. On Saturday’s final performance show, Manlangit, who lost his home during Typhoon Pablo, sang Bamboo’s “Noypi.”