Talentadong Pinoy

Talentadong Pinoy (also known as Bangon Talentadong Pinoy, for its eighth season) is a Philippine reality talent show. Hosted initially by Ryan Agoncillo in its first five seasons, within exception of seasons 6 and 7, the show is handled formerly by Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez,[2] it displays performances from singers, dancers, actors, musicians and comedians, to contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, ventriloquists and magicians. Contestants are allowed to perform any act they want. One difference to the Got Talent series is that the judges give their opinions on the performance of the performer and grades only 50% of the final score while the jury also grades 50% of the score to determine the winner. Its recent season aired every Saturday at 7 p.m. (PST).

Talentadong Pinoy
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GenreReality show
Written byPaolo Bustamante
Directed byRich Ilustre
Presented byRyan Agoncillo (2008–2013, 2020)
Robin Padilla (2014)
Mariel Rodriguez (2014)
Tuesday Vargas (2014)
Theme music composerNey Dimaculangan
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Mainly Filipino, with English
No. of seasons8
Executive producer(s)Malou Gascon
Producer(s)TV5 Network, Inc.
The IdeaFirst Company (for Bangon Talentadong Pinoy)
Production location(s)TV5 Studios, Quezon City (2008–2009)
Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City (2010–2012)
NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (2012–2013), TV5 Broadway Centrum (2014)
Running time1 hour
Original networkTV5
Picture formatNTSC (480i)[1]
Original releaseFirst incarnation:
August 16, 2008 (2008-08-16) – August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)
Second incarnation:
August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16) – December 13, 2014 (2014-12-13)
Third incarnation:
2020 (2020)
External links


Talentadong Pinoy audition at SM City Baliwag in Baliuag, Bulacan

The show aims to display and advance performances considered as talented by the judges. The audition process is mostly held in SM locations all over the Philippines. The judging panel is composed of "talent scouts" (three famous persons who decide if the performers are passed on their performances) and the "jury" (composed of about eight to ten ordinary persons with professions or occupations and are the main judges in the contest). (If several contestants are passed by the talent scouts, the jury will decide who will become the winner. The jury is changed randomly in every show.)

The contestants perform on stage within 1 minute and 30 seconds. When the performers successfully do their act in that time, the bell rings, indicating that the contestant succeeded. If the talent scouts don't like the act, they simply press their respective buzzers and the curtain will be closed partially. When the contestants receive three strikes from the talent scouts, the curtain will be completely closed accompanied by the buzzer, notifying that the performer's act is terminated. Mostly seven competitors will compete if there is a defending champion; there are eight contestants if it is searching for a new defending champion. He/she/they will become the defending champion when the performer wins on the contest either by unanimous or split-decision by the jury. He/she/they must defend his/her/their title for five consecutive weeks against other performers. If he/she succeeds on defending the title, the defending champion becomes a "Hall of Famer."[3]





Season 1Edit

In the first season, a contestant is hailed a "Hall of Fame" winner when he/she/they defend their title for five consecutive weeks.

Battle of the Champions was held at 7:30 pm, on March 6, 2010 at the Cuneta Astrodome. It was a competition for the seven Hall of Famers to become "Philippine's Ultimate Talentado" and Grand Prize of 1,000,000 pesos. Joining them is a "Wildcard Competitor", who is a failed Talentado with a chance to compete with the Hall of Famers. Jackielyn from Cavite was revealed on March 2010 as the Wildcard Competitor.

The criteria for judging consists of 50% text votes and 50% jury's decision (which was composed of 6-8 judges). Some notable contestants of Talentadong Pinoy appear on the intermission numbers of the Battle of the Champions. Yoyo Tricker was declared the First Ultimate Talentado and won for 1,000,000 pesos in cash.

Season 2Edit

Following the first Battle of the Champions there were some changes on Talentadong Pinoy:

  • The stage is now on 180-degree view.
  • For a contestant to be part of the "Hall of Fame", they must defend their title for eight consecutive episodes.
  • The color of the curtain is changed from black to red.
  • There are now four talent scouts. They can now handle the decision of the contestants' performance.
  • The criteria for judging is obtained by 1/3 from talent scouts and 2/3 from the jury.
  • The after the talent scouts' evaluation the contestant's rating from the talent scout will be shown in four red bar graphs but the ratings' form the jury is in the one green bar which is not shown instead it display as a question mark.
  • The program is aired on Saturdays and Sundays.

On March 12 and 13, 2011, the Battle of the Champions was held at Ynares Center, Antipolo City. A Celebrity Edition was announced to be held on the Grand Finals. Each celebrity will be accompanied by Season 1 Hall of Famers. Ciara Sotto (with Far East Acrobats) Winner, Valeen Montenegro (with The Tribal Dancers), Regine Tolentino (with Makata Tawanan), and Rosanna Roces (with Leah Patricio) will compete respectively.[4] Joseph the Artist declared the Second Ultimate Talentado, taking home 1,000,000 pesos, a new car, four-year college scholarship, and a chance to represent the Philippines at the World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) to be held in Hollywood, USA. In addition to the major prizes, three contestants (including Joseph the Artist) won PHP 10,000 for being the Champion Detergent Bar's Kahanga-Hangang Performance Awardees.[5]

Season 3Edit

Astroboy became the Third Ultimate Talentado in the Battle of the Champions held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on May 6, 2012. He won P1 million cash with a brand new car. He was also given the opportunity to represent the country in the world Championship of the Performing arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood.

Season 4Edit

Talentadong Pinoy was revived in 2014 with Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez as the new hosts. Meanwhile, Tuesday Vargas was added as the backstage and audience host.

Season 5Edit

Talentadong Pinoy was revived by 5 and Cignal TV in 2020 under its new title, Bangon Talentadong Pinoy. Agoncillo will return as a host for its revival season. The season is focusing on the talents who affected of COVID-19 pandemic. The talents can be auditioned on its official Facebook page of Bangon Talentadong Pinoy.[6]


After Season 3 Battle of the Champions, Talentadong Pinoy launched new spin-offs aside from the current competition: Talentadong Pinoy Kids, Talentadong Pinoy International Edition, Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide and Talentadong Pinoy Junior.

Hall of Famers/Battle of the Champions contestants/current championsEdit

Season 1Edit

Key      First Ultimate Talentado
Rank Professional Name Hometown Talent
1st Hall of Fame Far East Acrobats Pampanga Acrobatics
2nd Hall of Famer Wanlu Rizal Ventriloquism
3rd Hall of Famer Yoyo Tricker (First Ultimate Talentado) Quezon City Yoyo Tricks
4th Hall of Famer Tribal Dancers Laguna Fire dancing
5th Hall of Famer Leah Patricio Manila Singing
6th Hall of Famer Omar the Ladder Balancer Marinduque Ladder Tricks
7th Hall of Famer Makata Tawanan Bulacan Poetry
Wildcard Grand Finalist Jackielyn Cavite Singing

Season 2Edit

Key      Philippines Ultimate Talentado 2011      Champion Detergent Bar's Kahanga-Hangang Performance Awardees
Rank Professional Name Hometown Talent
8th Hall of Famer Beatbox Gor Davao Beatbox
9th Hall of Famer The Believers Muntinlupa Musical Theatre
10th Hall of Famer Joseph the Artist (Second Ultimate Talentado) Laguna Sand Art
11th Hall of Famer New Born Divas Quezon City Singing trio
12th Hall of Famer Sfazhiva (Ana Marie Garbo) Caloocan City Pole dancing
13th Hall of Famer Zion Show Laguna Acrobatics/Magic
14th Hall of Famer Fire Attraction Lahug, Cebu Fire Poi
15th Hall of Famer RR Friends Naic, Cavite Isolation Duo & Breakdance
Wildcard Grand Finalist Belinda Adora's Step Kids Antipolo, Rizal Ballroom Dancing
  1. ^ Joseph the Artist originally lost to Cedie (singer/one-time defending champion). However, after the 8-win rule was implemented, Joseph was placed in the Hall of Fame having won nine times.

Season 3Edit

Rank Professional Name Hometown Talent
16th Hall of Famer Ayegee Bukidnon Singing
17th Hall of Famer Melbelline Bulacan Kundiman-style Singing [1]
18th Hall of Famer Dancing Is Fun [2] Northern Samar Ballroom Dancing
19th Hall of Famer Craig & Samantha [3] New Jersey Dancing
20th Hall of Famer Astroboy (Third Ultimate Talentado) Quezon City Hula Hoop Dancing
21st Hall of Famer Sustantivo Quezon City Pole Dancing
22nd Hall of Famer Monica Bulacan Sand Art
Wild Card Contender Rhyzza San Mateo, Rizal RNB Singing
  1. ^ Dancing is Fun won the "Make It or Break It" edition, a wildcard show competed by former champions who did not made the Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ Melbelline performed "waray-waray" with a modern twist, but later perform a kundiman as a request of a talent-scout

Talentadong Pinoy Kids Season 1Edit

Rank Professional Name Hometown Talent
1st Hall of Famer Baby Gymnast Quezon City Gymnastics
2nd Hall of Famer Rein Pineda Valenzuela Kundiman-style Singing
3rd Hall of Famer Gabe Manila Violin
4th Hall of Famer Baby Josh Nueva Ecija Dancing
5th Hall of Famer Sandugo Guardline (Ultimate Talentado Kids) Tondo, Manila Flag Turners
6th Hall of Famer Joshua De Villa Batangas Singing
7th Hall of Famer DJ Explorer Caloocan Acrobat
8th Hall of Famer Reborn of ES Dance Masters Quezon Dancing
9th Hall of Famer Flex Cavite Dance
Wild Card Contender Mary Heart Iloilo Singing

Talentadong Pinoy International EditionEdit

Professional Name Hometown Talent
Edward Lava Singapore Singing
Miguel Antonio Vedanaigam Singapore Singing
Penny Salcedo (Ultimate International Talentado) Hong Kong Singing
Liza Parantar Hong Kong Singing
Erick John Dizon Dubai Singing

Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide 2013Edit

Professional Name Hometown Talent
Rina Forbes Canada Singing
Haina Middle East Singing
Spyro Marco (Ultimate Worldwide Talentado) New York City Diabolo trick
Nocturnal Dance Company Quezon City Dancing
Larvae Davao Gymnastics, Dancing
Sor Apao Iligan City Signing
Laserman Malabon City Laser Act
  • To enter the hall of fame must have 6 wins and defend the title.

Season 4Edit

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