Gerphil Flores Proves Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai Delas Alas Are Not Credible Judges of PGT
Finally, a Pinoy talent has proven that Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai Delas Alas are not really credible judges of Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT). Thanks to Gerphil Geraldine Flores, who is now making a name for herself outside the country after her stunning performance at Asia’s Got Talent Finals last Thursday, May 7, 2015.
During the semi-final round of PGT Season 1 in 2010, show judge Freddie M.Garcia picked Gerphil Flores (who was then named Fame) over balladeer Sherwin Baguion, saying that the latter was not able to reach his high notes. On the other hand, judges Kris Aquino and Ai-ai Delas Alas rejected the talented opera singer.
“Fame, you are beautiful, you have a future, and Sherwin, even if he did not reach the high note tonight, maybe he lacks sleep, but, yesterday he was perfect. In fairness, you were the one I chose through text, so I voted you.” Ai-ai de said.
“I always said this. In order to win your audience, you need to sing songs that the audience can identify with. You definitely have the talent, Fame. But in this instance, I’m basing my vote on the impact that, because during commercial break, Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano were both singing.” Kris Aquino said.
“That means there’s a recall and that they were touched by Sherwin’s performance. So my vote goes to Sherwin.” The presidential sister added, who also acted as the tie breaker between the opposite decisions of Ai-ai Delas Alas and Freddie M.Garcia, who by the way was the President of ABS-CBN Corp. that time.
Interestingly, the comments of Kris and Ai-ai were far from what the four judges of Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) during the audition of Gerphil Flores. That time, the 24-year old opera singer wowed everyone for her amazing rendition of “Speak Softly Love” (or the Godfather movie theme song). In fact, this is first time that David Foster pressed his Golden Buzzer. This means she went straight to the semi-finals of the AGT.
During the AGT semi-finals, Gerphil Flores sang “Love Story” with flying colors and impressed everyone again. Once more, she earned a standing ovation and good praised from the four judges. In fact, David Foster even said that Gerphil will have career in the future and that he wants her to sign a recording contract.
During her performance at Asia’s Got Talent Finals, Gerphil Flores sang “Impossible Dream”. For the third time, she stunned everyone and received a third standing ovation. This time, David Foster said that her Golden Girl has just made the impossible dream possible. Then, he made a very strong promise to her.
“I promise you, I promise you. The world is going to know about you. That’s a promise.” David Foster told Gerphil. Coming from the world-famous record producer of huge artists such as Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Barbra Streisand, he is not joking.
Back to Pilipinas Got Talent semi-finals, Gerphil Flores cried on stage after Kris and Ai-ai voted her out. She thanked everyone who supported her and that she will still continue to sing classical songs. She stressed out that she believes that Filipinos can also sing songs with foreign languages. And she’s definitely correct.
Gerphil Flores is now votes away to win the AGT Finals, her Facebook page has now more than 58,000 Likes with tons of praises and support from her fans. This Sunday, she posted a photo of the tweets of Lea Salonga, telling her that whatever happens to AGT, she has an incredible voice talent that comes from the heavens.
With the international fame just waiting for Gerphil Flores, we at TN agree with a lot of Pinoys who believe that Kris Aquino and Ai-ai Delas Alas are not really credible judges of PGT. If there will be PGT season 5, both of them should be replaced with people who can really understand the true talent of Filipinos.
And yes, we voted for Gerphil Flores. If you like to vote for her too, visit the Asia’s Got Talent Facebook page. Voting will end on Monday, May 11, 2015 23:59 pm.
We strongly believe that Gerphil Flores will win AGT Finals. Win or lose, she will still be a big international star someday. 🙂