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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.

Mar 23, 2019


junior good vibes

POWER DUO and Junior Good Vibes are the two other Pinoy acts that made it as finalists in the 3rd season of AXN’s “Asia’s Got Talent”. The Power Duo consists of An Jeanette Portales, 22 years old, and Jervin Mistor, 24, contemporary acrobatic dancers who have previously won in “Pilipinas Got Talent” season 5 in 2016 where they won P2 million. Theirs was the only dance act to win.

Now, it seems like they’re about to conquer the rest of Asia. They’re both from Rizal, An Jeanette from Angono and Jervin from Morong. She took up marketing and management in college, while he’s majoring in psychology. David Foster says after they performed: “I felt like I was watching ice skaters at the Olympics.”

And host Jay Park adds: “The acrobatic moves you were doing, the level of difficulty was so high, but at the same time, the performance was so graceful, elegant, and beautiful.”

They met as members of a dance group but their manager saw their chemistry together and built them up as a duo. They became friends first before they eventually became a romantic couple. “Naging kami lang before the grand finals of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’,” says An Jeanette. “He’s very caring and I really trust him kasi yung mga pagbuhat-buhat niya at pagbato-bato sa’kin sa ere, he does it with so much care para walang aksidente.”

Is there a difference when they were performing as sweethearts compared to when they’re not yet committed to each other? “Yes,” says Jervin. “Mas madali na kaming magkaintindihan ngayon. Dati kasi, lagi kaming nag-aaway.”

Do they intend to face the altar soon? “Not yet,” they say. “We’re still young and we have other plans.”

Junior Good Vibes is a dance group from Sampaloc, Manila who rehearse their numbers in the streets near National University. There used to be 22 members but only 15 of them got to perform for “Asia’s Got Talent”, with ages ranging from 16 to 25 years old. They previously joined “World of Dance” where their high enery dance moves won them 3rd place. At the AGT press presentation, they were represented by their leader and director, John Bret and his assistant Yobhel. They got yes votes from all the three judges.

“We started four years ago as a group with 5 members lang,” says John. “Then more people applied so dumami kami. The most important thing for us is yung disiplina kasi you have to level up all the time through constant training. When we were rehearsing, some people tried to put us down. Walang mararating ang mga yan. Hanggang dito sa barangay lang yan. We considered it a big challenge and now, it’s an honor to be representing our country dito sa ‘Asia’s Got Talent’. Now, win or lose, we’re just enjoying the whole AGT experience. We just practice and rehearse diligently and enjoy the whole thing.”

You can vote for your favorite act by going to “Asia’s Got Talent” on Google and clicking the photo of your idols. Use the slider to determinte how many votes you want to allocate then click ‘Submit Votes’. You can give up to 10 votes. On Facebook Messenger, just click the ‘Send Message’ button on AGT’s FB page and click on the act you want to vote for. New episodes of AGT airs every Thursday at 8:30 PM on AXN. You can also watch the highlights on youtube/AXNAsia.