'PBB': Why 'Turtle Song' became worldwide trend

Posted at 05/10/14 2:44 AM

MANILA - Are you wondering why "Turtle Song" became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter Friday night?

In the primetime episode of "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" aired that day, Fifth Solomon is accompanied by fellow housemate Alex Gonzaga to the confession room where he tells "Kuya" about his song inspired by turtles.

Holding Alex's hand as if for emotional support, Fifth feigns crying as he explains that he was moved by a turtle he saw on the beach during an out-of-town trip.

The 22-year-old from Pasay proceeded to sing a few lines from the song he wrote about the turtle. The lyrics go: "My love for you is strong / Like the shell of the turtle / My love for you is elongated / Like the neck of the turtle."

Not amused, Big Brother tells Fifth there will come a time he will experience being a turtle, causing Alex to laugh.

"Lagot ka! Akala mo nagbibiro si Kuya?" Alex tells Fifth.

Later, Fifth is called back into the confession room. "Kuya" lets Fifth unveil a human-size turtle costume, which he says will help the housemate have a deeper understanding of the sea creature.

Fifth comes out of the confession room a "turtle," getting laughs from his fellow housemates. They all proceed to sing the "Turtle Song" and watch Fifth in amusement as he navigates the house on all fours.

As the funny scenes aired Friday night, "Turtle Song" became one of top trending topics on Twitter worldwide. The episode's official hashtag, "#PBBALLINDAY12," topped worldwide and local trends on the micro-blogging site at one point.

Other "Pinoy Big Brother" related terms that became local trends were "Fifth the Turtle," and "Give JaXel A Chance," in reference to housemate Jane Oineza getting teased with Axel Torres as a potential couple.

"Pinoy Big Brother: All In" airs weeknights on Primetime Bida, and on Saturdays and Sundays as part of ABS-CBN's Yes! Weekend line-up. Afternoon updates are also aired via "Uber" on weekdays.