Pablo victim gives rousing performance on PGT4
MANILA - A 13-year-old singer from Valencia, Bukidnon earned a standing ovation from all three Pilipinas Got Talent 4 (PGT4) judges in an episode shown Saturday night
Roel Manlangit impressed not just the judges but also the audience by belting out a Whitney Houston medley.
"You have definitely pure talent," said ABS-CBN executive Freddie M. Garcia after hearing the boy’s version of “I Have Nothing” and “I Will Always Love you.”
The boy said his family lost their home when it was swept away by super typhoon Pablo last November 2012.
“Pangarap ko pong manalo sa PGT para makatulong po sa aking pamilya. Pangarap ko pong makatayo ng bahay,” said Manlangit.
Asked to perform an acapella, Manlangit easily performed Regine Velasquez’s “Ikaw.”
"’Di ba sinasabihan tayo ni Boss [Freddie], sana hindi singer [ang manalo sa PGT]. Pero kung ganitong singer naman, deserving ng P2 million ito,” said Kris Aquino.
“I see such a bright future for you, I know you're gonna be a big star," Aquino told Manlangit.