Sometimes it seems as if all current reality competitions seen on Philippine TV are but localized franchises of well-established international programs. True, some original reality contests have either debuted or gotten new seasons over the past years. But ABS-CBN’s “Your Moment,” which premiered in November last year, was a co-creation with Fritz Productions from the Netherlands, and it brought a breath of fresh air with some neat innovations like the immersive stage and the judge/audience “emotion meters.” The introductory season of “Your Moment” came to a close this past Sunday, with two grand champions declared for singing and dancing categories.
ABS-CBN News reports that the finals portion of reality singing and dancing competition “Your Moment” was held over the weekend, February 1 to 2. In this showdown of finalists, called “Your Grand Moment,” three remaining acts each from the singing and dancing stages went head to head to head for the grand champion title, 2 million-peso cash prize and an exclusive talent contract with the Kapamilya network in one package. For the singers it was Juan Gapang, a rock band, which would triumph; while for the dancers the grand champions would be Kenyo Street Fam from Bulacan, battling intense competition.
Juan Gapang has some heavy-duty vocal power going for it, seeing as their front-man and vocalist is Kokoi Baldo, reggae singer contestant from 2015’s “The Voice of the Philippines” season 2 under team Sarah. He had been eliminated there on Episode 32 (Week 4), but now he has a team behind him. On the Grand Moment finale episode this Sunday, Juan Gapaing with Baldo in the lead would score 97.22 percent over their last remaining competition, Verse Band which was 10 points down at 87.22 percent. This secures the win for their mentor Marcus Davis.
The dancing “Grand Moment” was even more hotly contested, between homegrown contestants Kenyo Street Farm versus overseas dance group Fabulous Sisters from Japan. Even the three-person panel of judges in Boy Abunda, Billy Crawford and Nadine Lustre were very torn over which act to favor. The final results were very telling in how equally beloved the Fabulous Sisters and Kenyo Street Farm were to judges and audience; Kenyo Street Fam (97.22) would outscore the all-female Japanese troupe (96.11) by only 1.11 percent, taking home the grand champion title, cash and a spot among ABS-CBN’s pool of talents for the future.
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