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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 11, 2021



RYAN AGONCILLO is understandably so excited with the grand finale of “Bangon Talentadong Pinoy” (BTP) this Saturday with celebrity talentados as special guests led by teen heartthrob Kokoy de Santos. 

Since its return last August, the show has lived up to its mission to not just entertain but also to help Filipinos cope with losing their jobs and finding hope amidst the challenges of the pandemic. 

It has surely put a spotlight on the diversity and ingenuity of Filipino talents all over the world.  To date, almost P4 million worth of cash prizes have been given away to nearly 300 contestants of the show. 

The much-awaited special finale promises to be a jam-packed show featuring exciting acts of celebrity talentados and hilarious banter from the judges. 

Celebrity talentados include the “breakout star of the pandemic” Kokoy de Santos showcasing his suave dance moves akin to his trending TikTok videos, the fiery Sheree spicing up the night with her pole dancing skills, celebrity magician Jeff Tam ready with tricks up his sleeves.

Also featured are famed PBB twins Joj and Jai Agpangan gripping everyone to their seats as they perform a death-defying aerial hoop stunt, and on his first TV5 appearance, celebrity hunk Aljur Abrenica making the viewers gush with his gift of song. 

“This has been an incredible season with interesting performances from celebrity contenders known as celebrity talentados,” says Ryan. “They have been showcasing top-tier talent and we’re constantly blown away by the powerful stories they continue to tell through their performances. Just wow!” 

Competition for the celebrity edition is as intense as ever with celebrity judges Director Cathy Garcia-Molina, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Joross Gamboa adding to the nerve-wracking excitement of the show. 

The celebrity winner besting the group will receive Php 100,000 in cash.

BTP is a revival of “Talentadong Pinoy”, the long-running competition on TV5 that has paved the way for top Filipino talents to shine in both local and international scenes. 

BTP has produced alumni like Raf Davis, Joseph the Artist, and Astroboy who went on to perform in much bigger stages after their stint with the show.

Don’t miss the smashing grand finale this Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8PM only on TV5.