Philippine Dance Delight Vol. 02: Results

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Three Pinoy crews are going to Singapore to compete in the Dance Delight Vol. 05 Finals after emerging as winners in the Philippines Dance Delight Vol. 02 last Saturday at the SM Skydome.

FMD Extreme topped the intense competition with their sleek moves, including a suave rendition of VST and Co.’s “Sumayaw Sumunod”. The all-male Tha Project 1.0 was first runner-up, dancing superbly in sync with a Pentatonix mashup. AMA Dance troupe meanwhile landed in the second runner-up spot.

A total of 24 crews competed in the event that was organized by A-Team Philippines for the second time. The competition’s judges included music producer/ broadcaster Jungee Marcelo, Gin of O-School SIngapore and Japanese dance guru Dominique.

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Hats off to A-Team Philippines for consistently creating opportunities for Pinoy crews to showcase their craft and take on the bigger stage overseas! And good luck to the three teams who will compete in Singapore on May 10.

PS:

1. I wasn’t able to take a photo of any of the three winners as I was frozen in awe while watching their amazing performances, hehe.

2. I initially rooted for Prolocate because of their unorthodox contortionist dance piece, but the judges had a point when they said this is a dance battle and that crews must be in competitive form.

 

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Filipinos vent dismay over PGT Season 3 results on Twitter

The final showdown at ABS-CBN’s talent show Pinoy Got Talent (PGT) was the top trending topic (#PGTgrandfinals) on Twitter worldwide Sunday evening, well, not in a good way.

Fans who watched PGT Season 3’s finale tweeted their dismay over the results, with some netizens noting how the talent show has become merely a singing contest.

Maasinhon Trio took home the Season 3, joining other singers in the roster of PGT grand winners (Season 1: Jovit Baldovino, Season 2: Marcelito Pomoy).

RT @jpobar: #PGTgrandfinals Majority of Filipinos are dissatisfied with the result! Kris Aquino was shocked when she opened the final result envelop.
renrenmiave711
October 23, 2011
#PGT is not really about the talent but the voting power. Kaya kung wala kang pangload, hindi mananalo ang bet mo.#PGTGrandFinals
nivlaghersheys
October 23, 2011
HAHAHA RT @thevideokequeen: kaya di na in-announce sinong 2nd and 3rd.at may delay sa pagbigay ng envelope.in shock din yung prod staff.pak!
HecklerForever
October 23, 2011
When Sir FMG announced Maasinhontrio as the pgt3 champ d crowd was like”oh” even the hosts cant believe it.#Elgammapenumbra#pgtgrandfinals
lovekimanne
October 23, 2011
RANDOM TRIVIA: PGT1 – JOVIT – one voice PGT2 – MARCELITO – two voices PGT3 – MAASINHON TRIO – three voices #pgtgrandfinals #maasinhontrio
mancelitaRam
October 23, 2011
RT @neilUturn: season1 solo- jovit season2 duo – marcelito season3 trio – maasinhon trio season4 – quartet naman!! |> LITO LAPID: Fourplets
HecklerForever
October 23, 2011
Justin Bieber fans are furious. They’re asking who #PGTGrandFinals is & why it overtook them on Twitter’s trending topics worldwide
HecklerForever
October 23, 2011
mas maganda pa kumanta yung #APO dapat sinali din nila sa #PGTgrandfinals waa kwenta! bv much!
R_Ong6
October 23, 2011
NATAWA ako. RT @SuperSarit: itatapat ata ng ASAP ang Maasinhon Trio sa La Diva (ng Party Pilipinas). Matinding showdown ito.
HecklerForever
October 23, 2011
PGT means Pilipinas Got Textvotes! #PGTgrandfinals
val_pire_dimson
October 23, 2011
I’m still disappointed that El Gamma Penumbra didn’t make it. Sayang, ‘di umabot kahit sa top 3. Bihira pa naman ako bumoto. #PGTgrandfinals
mistywarrior
October 23, 2011
Disappointed with the result of #PGTgrandfinals. WTF!
FateTwisted
October 23, 2011
i maybe disappointed but i’m intelligent enough to accept the result w/o blaming the the show the hosts the judges, #PGTgrandfinals
itsmejoros
October 23, 2011
BREAKING NEWS: Bottom 3 daw yung na-announce kanina sa PGT 3.. Mali ang nabasa ng judges.. Hahahaha #PGTgrandfinals
crislovesangel
October 23, 2011
Just Got Home from the Party, and I’m really disappointed with the result of the #PGTgrandfinals! I didn’t (cont) http://t.co/GwGxbHRs
RamielManalo
October 23, 2011
#PGTgrandfinals —Kung Twitter Trending lng ang Batayan walang Duda sana ang resulta…. ://
Bing_4th
October 23, 2011
Worst batch of #PGTgrandfinals
ekanmeiduelas
October 23, 2011

Katy Perry shows her political side

Photo credit to Perry_Vickers_Jonas_Lavigne

In Rolling Stones’ June 2011 issue, pop icon Katy Perry issues an offbeat remark as she talks about the dominance of finance capital, “revolutionary change” and universal healthcare:

It just feels like the thing running our country is a bank, money. I know it sounds like an intense viewpoint, but I’m only slowly but surely getting the wool taken off my eyes. When I was a kid, I asked questions about my faith. Now I’m asking questions about the world. I think we are largely in desperate need of revolutionary change in the way our mindset is. Our priority is fame, and people’s wellness is way low. I say this knowing full well that I’m a part of the problem. I’m playing the game, though I am trying to reroute. Anyway, not to get all politically divulging and introspective, but the fact that America doesn’t have free health care drives me f**king absolutely crazy, and is so wrong.

Entering the world of Street Art

Trying to understand the "bombing" of MST crew (Photo screengrabbed from Kirk Sanchez' video)

Yesterday, I witnessed the “bombing” of the Goodrich-Paliparan wall in Marikina City by street artists. It was no ordinary bombing:  instead of leaving debris, artists from different walks of life left one lengthy eye candy for a cause.

The occasion was the second round of the Asbestos Street Fighters Street Art competition, the qualifying tilt for the much-awaited Asian Wall Lords Graffiti Battle in Taiwan.

[Asbestos, also dubbed the “deadly dust,” is considered a carcinogen that can lead to fatal diseases. Around the globe, more than 100,000 die every year due to asbestos-related diseases. That is one person every five minutes!]

It was perhaps my first encounter with street art in-the-works. I felt like I was thrown into a different world: graffiti artists doing their craft, skaters occasionally dropping on the concrete road, cars pumping punk/ hip-hop music. The hiss and rattle of the spraypaint provided music to the riot of colors unfolding.

Meddling with the graffiti crews, I learned that they also call themselves “writers,” and that a large-scale street art operation is termed as “bombing.” Indeed, they came up with larger-than-life artistic portrayals of how asbestos kills people.

DNB crew, which emerged as one of the winners, came up with a 3-D styled graffiti of a winged street artist protecting a child from the wafts of asbestos. Another winning team, FTC, used a Captain America-inspired serial killer to personify asbestos.

Meanwhile, MST crew creatively fused the graffiti mark “Deadly” into the series of decaying faces, using bright yellow-orange-cyan colors to punctuate the design. Continue reading