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Filipino-American Francisco Martin enters 'American Idol's' Top 7

May 11, 2020 - 7:28 PM

The San Francisco native performs two songs during the show's Sunday episode

Filipino dance duo Ezekiel and Carl stun 'Britain’s Got Talent' judges

May 08, 2020 - 2:16 PM

The pair receives a standing ovation at the end of their high-energy performance

FILIPINOS GOT TALENT. Pinoy dance duo Ezekiel and Carl perform in the audition rounds for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/BritainsGotTalent09

Marcelito Pomoy says international singing engagements are pouring in

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:16 AM

Marcelito, who placed 3rd runner-up in 'America's Got Talent: The Champion', already has singing engagements lined up abroad

Marcelito Pomoy on 'America's Got Talent' finals performance: 'For me, I'm already a winner'

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:07 PM

The dual-voice singer sang 'Beauty and the Beast' in the show's finals

MARCELITO POMOY. The singer performs in the finals night of 'America's Got Talent: The Champions.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/AmericasGotTalent

WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy performs 'Beauty and the Beast' on 'America's Got Talent'

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Marcelito channels both Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the song

WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy's showstopping performance on 'America's Got Talent' semi-finals

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:06 PM

The number sends him through to the grand finals of the talent competition

DUAL VOICES. Marcelito Pomoy sings both the male and female parts in Andrea Bocelli's 'Con Te Partiro.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/AmericasGotTalent

GMA to Supreme Court: Talents not regular but independent contractors

Jan 29, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Taking its case to the High Court, broadcast giant GMA Network also argues that the broadcast industry is peculiar and not covered by basic labor rules

HIGH COURT. GMA Network takes its battle against 101 workers it calls 'talents' to the Supreme Court. Rappler file photo

WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy wows judges, audience in 'America’s Got Talent: The Champions'

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:41 PM

'I have a feeling that the super fans will put you through the next round, ' Simon Cowell tells Marcelito after his performance

CA upholds ruling vs GMA: Talents are regular employees

Nov 28, 2019 - 11:21 AM

The Court of Appeals junks the appeal of GMA and its CEO Felipe L. Gozon to reverse the ruling that declared 101 media workers as regular employees

VICTORY FOR NOW. The Talents Association of GMA-7 (TAG) welcomes the Court of Appeals' latest decision affirming they are regular employees. File photo by Faye Sales

Meet Vanjoss Bayaban, the new 'Voice Kids' champion

Nov 04, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Vanjoss' dreams come true

Vanjoss Bayaban wins 'The Voice Kids Philippines' season 4

Nov 03, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Vanjoss is the new grand champion of the show

Nick Jonas joins 'The Voice' as coach

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The Jonas brother is set to take his seat on the spinning red chair for the talent show's upcoming 18th season

Taylor Swift returns to ‘The Voice’

Sep 17, 2019 - 2:06 PM

T-Swift is returning to 'The Voice' as a ‘Mega Mentor’ for season 17

Recap: 'Idol Philippines' grand finals

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Zephanie Dimaranan is the first 'Idol Philippines' winner

Who is Zephanie Dimaranan, the new 'Idol Philippines' winner?

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:43 PM

Third time's a charm for the 16-year-old

Zephanie Dimaranan wins 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The 16-year-old from Laguna wins the title

Miguel Odron, Dan Ombao eliminated from 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Lucas Garcia, Zephanie Dimaranan, and Lance Busa will battle it out for the top prize

Jessica Sanchez visits Manila for 'Idol Philippines' finale

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The 'American Idol' star is here!

Elle Ocampo bids goodbye to 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 PM

5 contestants will now battle it out to be the champion

Recap: 'Idol Philppines' is down to 6

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Morissette Amon mentors the Top 8

Fatima Louise, Sheland Faelnar eliminated from 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The contestants are now down to 6

Recap: 'Idol Philippines' is down to 8

Jul 08, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The contestants sing the songs of Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino for week 2

Trish Bonilla, Renwick Benito bid goodbye to 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:17 PM

From 10, the contestants are down to 8

Lea Salonga on Season 4 of 'The Voice Kids': We have a good crop

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:22 PM

'They all seem all driven, hardworking, just good human beings'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Recap: What went down during the 1st elimination night of 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 01, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The contestants interpret the songs of National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab

Matty Juniosa, Rachel Libres eliminated from 'Idol Philippines'

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:32 PM

From Top 12, the 'Idol' hopefuls are now down to 10

Meet the Top 12 of 'Idol Philippines'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Top 12 are set to battle out in the Live Shows

WATCH: Blind singer with autism wows ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges and crowd

May 29, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Kodi Lee's rendition of 'A Song for You' is enough to bring anyone to tears

GOLDEN BOY. Kodi Lee's performance on 'America's Got Talent' gets the Golden Buzzer. Screenshot from YouTube.com/AmericasGotTalent

Talent management company launches search for 'the next much deserving Xander Ford'

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:59 PM

'STAR IMAGE Artist Management has decided to get back the name XANDER FORD from Marlou Arizala'

First episode of 'Idol Philippines' draws mixed reactions

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Some say the judges could do better with their comments, while others say the focus was more on the back stories of contestants rather than their singing talent

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2019 talent show

Mar 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM

17 ladies show off their respective talents at the Farmers Plaza

GMA Network workers hope to inspire others to 'fight for their rights'

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:58 AM

With its latest victory at the Court of Appeals, the Talents Association of GMA Network calls on fellow industry workers 'to not be scared, and to not give up'

ANOTHER VICTORY. The Talents Association of GMA (TAG) welcomes another victory on their regularization case against broadcast giant GMA Network. File photo by Faye Sales

Filipino shadow artist goes straight to semis on 'Asia’s Got Talent'

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Shadow Ace impresses the judges and earns the golden buzzer

GOLDEN BUZZER. Shadow Ace advances to the semifinals on 'Asia's Got Talent'. Screenshot from YouTube.com/asiasgottalent

TNT Boys wow judges in 'The World's Best'

Feb 04, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Kiefer Sanchez perform 'Listen' to the amazement of the judges

Angelica Hale is first two-time Golden Buzzer recipient on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The 11-year-old returns for the show's all-star season

POWERHOUSE. 11-year-old Angelica Hale gets her second Golden Buzzer on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions.' Screenshot from Twitter.com/nbc

Filipina Bella Santiago is grand winner of ‘X Factor Romania’

Dec 25, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Bella gave a powerhouse performance of Beyonce’s hits for the show’s finals

WINNER. Bella Santiago wins 'X Factor Romania.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/thexfactora1

WATCH: 'Pilipinas Got Talent' alum Marcelito Pomoy shines in 'Ellen' teaser

Oct 29, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Who's looking forward to Marcelito Pomoy's performance?

HELLO, HOLLYWOOD. The PGT alumn makes it to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Photo from Marcelito Pomoy's Facebook page

TNT Boys wins 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' season 2

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:42 PM

The group TNT Boys garners a combined score of 100%

FULL LIST: The 30 semifinalists of Philpop 2018

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:23 PM

The competition is scheduled for November 30

Recap: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' season 2, week 11

Jul 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Marco Masa wins this week

'Asia's Got Talent' alumna Gerphil Flores is now engaged

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'July 14, 2018. After 9 years of being together,' says the singer

Recap: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' season 2, week 10

Jul 09, 2018 - 9:08 PM

The kids this week pay tribute to OPM

Recap: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' season 2, week 9

Jul 03, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Sheena Belarmino wins once again in this week's challenge

Recap: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' season 2, week 8

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:46 PM

The TNT Boys wins this week's challenge

WATCH: Sheena Belarmino wows as Darren Espanto on 'Your Face Sounds Familiar'

Jun 25, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The judges and Darren himself are impressed

WATCH: TNT Boys return to 'Little Big Shots'

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The boys perform 'Somebody to Love'

Recap: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' season 2, week 7

Jun 18, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Onyok wows both the audience and the judges with his rendition of 'Bulag, Pipi, at Bingi'

Recap: 'Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids' season 2, week 6

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Krystal Brimner once again reigns as this week's winner