The all-male trio from the Southern Leyte was declared the grand champion of ABS-CBNs “Pilipinas Got Talent” Season 3 on Sunday, October 23.
Andrew Sanchez, a warehouse chief, Bonifacio Salubre, a Fire Officer and Licinio Lolo, a supply officer bested eleven other finalists and took home P2-million as the grand prize. The Maasinhon Trio members used to be a part of the now disbanded male group Menzvoys Band.
“Sobrang salamat sa Panginoon at sa pamilya namin. Salamat sa mga sumuporta sa amin, lalo na sa mga taga Southern Leyte,” the trio said upon accepting their prize.
The PGT Season 3 grand champion impressed the judges and the viewers with their rendition of Basil Valdez’s “Nais Ko.” The Trio won by having the most number of text votes.
Some viewer favorites, such as El Gamma Penumbra from Tanauan City, Batangas, Synergy of Negros Occidental, Muriel Lomadilla of Cebu City, did not even make it to the final three. El Gamma Penumbra, a shadow theatre group, performed “Piliin ang Pilipinas,” which greatly impressed PGT judge Kris Aquino.
The win of Maasinhon Trio is getting mixed reactions from the viewers, as shown in various tweets and messages in their official Facebook page. Some didn’t expect them to win, while others think they deserve the title.