Astig Pinoy wowed resident judge Vice Ganda and most of the returning judges and took home the P2 million cash prize – P1 million for them and P1 million for the barangay they represent.
The stunned crowd even cheered louder when the dancers blindfolded themselves and skillfully maneuvered between bamboo poles. On what was apparently the highlight of their routine, Vice commented, “That was the best routine I’ve ever seen in ‘Showtime.’ It was more difficult than the most difficult tumbling move.”
“Showtime” also granted P100,000 to UDC for being the People’s Choice, or the group that received the most votes from select spectators at the Ynares Center. P100,000 were likewise given each to Brgy. Bunao of Dumaguete City (Prime Machine) and Brgy. Dela Paz of Antipolo (Pinoy HipHop) for doing the best intro for the group they represent.
With their unique and impressive dance routine, Astig Pinoy bested other grand finalists with an average score of 9.93. They defeated Kalumon Performing Ensemble of Davao, Neutron Acrobats of Bulacan, D’ Shots of Caloocan, Kingz Gambit of Cebu, FMD Extreme of Marikina, Pinoy Hiphop of Antipolo, Racing Chat of Sampaloc, Bailes De Luces of Negros Occidental, Buli Kidz Incredible of Batangas, Teatro Ambahanon of QC, UDC of Pasig and Prime Machine of Negros Oriental.
The contemporary dancing duo Spy, meanwhile, was not able to perform when member Regine sustained an ankle injury during one of their dance rehearsals.
Stay tuned to “Showtime” this week to find out what’s new in the country’s favorite talent-variety program with hosts Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kuya Kim Atienza, Karylle, Billy Crawford, Jugs of Itchyworms, and Teddy of Rocksteddy on ABS-CBN.