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Pinoy seafarer's daughters are contenders in Asia’s Got Talent: 'If we win this, we get to spend more time with him'

Filipino talent shines anew in Asia’s Got Talent Season 3
Nathalie Tomada - February 9, 2019 -

MANILA, Philippines — After giving the previous seasons of Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) winning acts, the Philippines continues to field strong contenders in Season 3 of the regional version of the Got Talent franchise.

Getting the nods of celebrity judges David Foster, Jay Park and Anggun to move to the next stage of the contest were a father-daughter tandem, singing siblings and a dance crew who practiced every day in the last four years for their AGT dream, as seen in Thursday’s premiere episode.

One of the Pinoy acts to receive three “yes” votes was HK Sisters, who got a standing ovation after singing Phantom of the Opera’s Think of Me. When asked what it would mean to them if they won the $100,000 prize, the Castillo sisters — Harrah Kaym 16, and Hannah Korin, 17 ­— said “our father is a seafarer so we only see him for about two months and he works on the ship for six to nine months. If we win this, we get to spend more time with him.” Prior to AGT, the sisters won awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts as individuals and as duo.

Another Pinoy talent who stood out was Zianne Angierein Garcia a.k.a. Zeexhie. When she was a toddler, she became an Internet sensation for her cheer stunts with her choreographer father Renier. She also nearly won Eat Bulaga’s Hype Kang Bata Ka contest last year. The child wonder charmed the AGT judges who all gave her cheer dance performance with her father a resounding “Yes!”