- Marcelito Pomoy explained why he declined an offer made by “America’s Got Talent” in 2019
- He said he didn’t want to compete in the “regular” edition of the show because he was already a grand champion in the Philippines
- The singer felt if he loses in the “regular” edition of the show, it might affect his career and reputation in the Philippines
Marcelito Pomoy revealed why he turned down an offer made by “America’s Got Talent” last year, 2019.
The singer gave an impressive performance in one of the world’s biggest talent search, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” Marcelito singing both Celine Dion and Andrea Boticellu’s parts of the song, “The Prayer,” really wowed the judges and the audience.
And while Marcelito is now on the clouds with his success in “America’s Got Talent,” he revealed that this was actually the second time he was offered a chance at the talent search. He said back in 2019, Marcelito was already offered to compete but he turned it down.
The reason why he turned down the initial offer was because he was going to compete on the “regular” edition of the show. Now that he is competing for the “champions” edition, he couldn’t believe his achievement
Marcelito shared on Magandang Buhay, “Hindi pa nagsi-sink in. Kasi last year pa, February, inalok na kami sa ‘America’s Got Talent’ ‘yung regular lang, hindi champion edition, hindi ako pumayag. Tapos nung October saka nag-message sa amin na champion edition, so lahat ng mga nanalo ‘yun ang maglalaban-laban.”
In an earlier interview, Marcelito explained he was worried to compete in the “regular” edition because he was already a champion in the Philippines and losing might affect his reputation and career.
He told Pep, “Kasi, sabi kong ganoon, ‘Kung natalo ako, ano iyong pangalan ko dito sa Pilipinas?’ Champion ako, ‘tapos tatalunin na parang ordinary lang?” Dun dumating yung sabi nila, ‘Sige, doon ka sa Champions edition. Nanalo ka naman pala sa Pilipinas.’”
Marcelito is now on his way to the semi-finals of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” edition. Goodluck, Marcelito!