'Mini Jugs' impresses netizens, trends worldwide
MANILA - "MiniMe" grand finalist Isaac Biel Reodica topped Twitter trends on Saturday as he impressed netizens using both his amazing drumming skills and wit.
The 8-year-old, who hails from the province of Laguna, opened his performance on "It's Showtime" with a hit song, originally sang by his idol Jugs Jugueta.
He then charmed studio audiences when he danced to the theme song of popular kid's television show "Barney," before ending with an highly-impressive drum solo while wearing a blindfold.
Moments after his live performance, thousands of netizens were quick to heap praise on Reodica. It was echoed by one of the judges for the grand finals, Jhong Hilario.
"Gusto ko lang sabihin sa iyo na maraming kang napabilib na tao at napasaya sa performance mo. Kuhang kuha mo si Jugs. Tapos 'yung drums, feeling ko nag-level up ngayon. Napakahirap talagang gayahin 'yun. Ikaw lang talaga ang may kaya noon," he said.
Asked about why he carries a rosary around, Reodico said: 'Kasi po dito po nahugot ng lakas para sa laban na ito po."
Reodica failed to secure a place in the top 3, but earned the "Best in Artwork" award.
Quizzed about his drawing of a house, he said: "Kasi po tuwing uuwi po ako sa school, masaya po ang uwi gawa po kasi makakasalubong ko ang magandang si mommy at poging si daddy na hahalik sa akin."