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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 14, 2013

Kris Aquino On Clashing With Ai Ai De Las Alas As Judges In 'Pilipinas Got Talent'

KRIS AQUINO turned 42 yesterday. At the presscon of “Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT)” last Wednesday, we asked her what’s her birthday wish. “Gifts, wala na,” she says. “But it’s the last nine months of my contract with ABS and I want to make it very meaningful para when they renew it, bonggang-bonggang triple na ang bayad nila. Tomorrow (day of her birthday), I’m flying to Siargao with my sons and Zsa Zsa (Padilla) for a new resort there na may cooking class with a French German chef.”

At this point, the people behind “PGT” appeared on stage with a big three-layered cake, a huge bouquet of roses and a birthday gift for her. “Naku, mahal ang flowers pag birthday ko kasi Valentine, so thank you talaga.”

The most successful winner in PGT is Jovit Baldivino who’s had a multi-platinum album. He sang for the press before the presscon started and said PGT changed his life as he was able to buy a house and lot for his family and is now sending his four siblings to private schools. So what has the 4th season of PGT have in store for viewers?

“We’re going global and Pinoys from Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, Middle East and all over Asia can join. We’ve chosen the semi-finalists and 9 were sent to Manila and 1 was eliminated na at nagalit nga sa’min yung nanay. May 130 na nakuha dito then we’ll trim it to 30 and from there kukunin yung 12 then the final 6. Iba-ibang klaseng talents will compete. Magicians are my favorite and there’s a comic magician na ipaglalaban ko. Also yung drifting na outdoor stunt.”

Did she and Ai Ai as judges ever have a clash like Mariah Carey and Nikki Minaj in AI? “No, never. Marunong na kaming magtimpla ng isa’t isa lalo na pag mina-migraine siya. Never kaming nagkaroon ng misunderstanding.”

PGT airs starting tomorrow Saturday after MMK and Sundays after Rated K.