MANILA -- Singer Marcelito Pomoy, who was named grand winner in the second season of reality talent contest "Pilipinas Got Talent," is the latest Filipino to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
On Tuesday, the video of Pomoy's appearance on the popular American show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres was uploaded online.
In the interview, Pomoy told DeGeneres that he didn't expect that he will get the chance to be invited to appear on the show until he received the ticket for him to fly to US.
"Actually hindi ko po talaga ini-expect. Tapos one time may nag-message po sa akin sa Facebook ('yung) EllenTV.com. Hanggang dumating po 'yung nag-Skype kami, hindi pa rin ako naniniwala. Then dumating sa akin 'yung ticket going to Ellen," Pomoy said.
"Here you are because you are amazing," DeGeneres told Pomoy.
Asked when he discovered that he could sing both the male and female parts, Pomoy told DeGeneres: "Hindi ko rin alam sa sarili ko. Siguro ito na ang bigay ni God so ipinagpatuloy ko na lang."
Pomoy also narrated that he left home when he was still a young boy.
"First time ko kasing lumayas seven years old, tapos nagtrabaho na ako (bilang) pin boy. Then, ang kita ko sa pin boy ay P50 in US dollars ay $1 'yun ang nag-survive sa akin na pangkain ko sa araw-araw at natulog na ako sa kalye," said Pomoy who joined ABS-CBN's "Pilipinas Got Talent" in 2011.
In the show, Pomoy wowed DeGeneres and the studio audience with his "duet" version of "The Prayer."