Yoyo Master Bags Grand Prize In The Farewell Episode Of ‘Talentadong Pinoy’TV5’s ‘Talentadong Pinoy’ ended its run with a bang. The last Ultimate Talentado title was bagged by a yoyo master, Spyro Marco. As many people know, the episode of the show aired on August 18 was its last.
Spyro Marco was declared the best over six other Hall of Famers who faced off in a grand showdown aired live Sunday night. The show was beamed live from the vast Cuneta Astrodome and was attended not just by fans but also by most high executives of the network.
As a winner, Spyro Marco would bring home P1 million in cold cash. He also won a house and lot from RCD Royale in Metro Tagaytay. It is expected that he would be given exposure in several shows of the network in the coming days and months.
Spyro Marco was also declared the Texter’s Choice Awardee, wherein he bagged an extra P20,000 as prize. The award was based on text votes from the show’s loyal viewers. The prize was sponsored by Talk N’ Text.
The winner was born in the US but he is now based in Nueva Ecija. In an interview, he revealed that he was inspired to pursue his talent when he once saw a yoyo master performing such tricks using a Chinese yoyo in Disney World.
He then started mastering the Chinese yoyo. It was actually his grandmother who pushed him to audition to the TV5 talent contest. After winning several weeks in a row in the weekly rounds, he was declared as among the Hall of Famers who faced off last Sunday. The rest, as the cliché goes, was history.
The other Hall of Famers were illusionist Laserman, power belter Sor Apao, contortionist group Larvae, soul singer Rina Forbes, international singing champ Haina Udin, and hip hop dance group Nocturnal. All seven contestants were given their time to shine in the faceoff portion earlier that night.
The judges who graced the occasion were all among the big stars of TV5. They were Sharon Cuneta, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Edu Manzano, John ‘Sweet’ Lapus, Derek Ramsay, and Judy Ann Santos. Also present in the final episode of the show were former judges in the show’s weekly runs: Mr. Fu, Shalala, and Tuesday Vargas. New TV5 contract artist Ogie Alcasid was included in the opening production number.
Ironically, the show’s first Ultimate Talentado was another yoyo master, Yoyo Tricker. Spyro Marco was the fourth and last Ultimate Talentado. Several weeks ago, TV5 confirmed reports that the show would get the axe. Host Ryan Agoncillo logically felt bad about it.
However, Ryan would not be left jobless in the network. According to sources, ‘Talentadong Pinoy’ was axed to give way to a comedy sitcom that would feature him. Reportedly, Ryan would also be among the producers of that new comedy show. ‘Talentadong Pinoy’ claims that it has begun the talent show mania on Philippine TV when it started airing in 2008.