AGT‘s spin-off, The Champions, showcases the talents of past winners and standout stars from the various Got Talent shows around the world. The show functions differently from typical seasons of AGT, since the fate of the contestants is determined by “superfan” vote in the earlier stages of the competition.
The superfans are a pre-selected group of Got Talent fans trusted with voting on the contestants’ fates. This means that neither the judges or the viewers at home have any say in who stays and who goes. That is, unless a judge uses the golden buzzer to send a contestant on to the next round.
One contestant who did not get the golden buzzer, but certainly proved to be worthy of it, was Marcelito Pomoy. The 35-year-old singer previously won Pilipinas Got Talent in 2011.
Pomoy’s Champions performance made him stand out in the sea of singers that competed on the show. The reason why his performance was so unique is because he sang both the male and female parts in the song he chose, which was “The Prayer.”
“The Prayer” has been recorded many times, perhaps most famously as a duet between Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.
Rather than sing the song straight through as a solo, Pomoy chose to sing it as a duet. He used dual voices to sing as both Dion and Bocelli in the song.
The judges were amazed to hear how effortlessly Pomoy swithced between the two entirely different voices. “Honestly, this is one of the craziest things I have ever heard in my entire life,” said judge Heidi Klum.
Viewers were also enchanted by Pomoy’s performance, with one Twitter user writing, “He really deserves to be the champion.”
See that tweet and other viewer reactions to Pomoy’s rendition of “The Prayer” below.
Wow! Marcelito Pomoy in America's Got Talent The Champions. Sings "The Prayer" for the Philippines.
Simon: Are you here to win it?
He really deserve to be the champion. Still can't get over with his unique voice, so proud of him. Ctto: AGT pic.twitter.com/XJ9kz2maGp
— ❄Catia Love Only⚓ (@CatiaSplashgirl) January 14, 2020
A pride of the Philippines indeed. The best winner of PGT for me. Go and conquer the world Marcelito Pomoy 💪 https://t.co/h33dSafzD8
— maumaumaumau (@ItsMaumaumaumau) January 14, 2020
— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) January 14, 2020
— maaaa-ta (@RjArboleda) January 14, 2020
The superfans seemed to agree with everyone else, as they chose to vote Pomoy through to the next stage of the competition.
Now it’s time for you to see what all of the fuss is about. Check out the below video to watch Pomoy use dual voices in his performance of “The Prayer.”
It takes a lot of talent to be able to pull off something like this!