Astig Pinoy dance group from Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental was crowned as It’s Showtime’s 4th grand champion. At the end of their performance, they received an average score of 9.933 from the respective judges.
The dance group made probably the biggest leap yet from showtime performer and got the most deserving win. Astig Pinoy already made their mark as one of the most unique dance presentations since the monthly finals where they manage to incorporate a modern dance routine to our very own tinikling.
What’s really surprising is that the dancer who steps over in between the bamboo poles is blindfolded.
On December 10, 2011, at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City Rizal, Astig Pinoy showcased again their talent but with a very huge improvement on their concept.
One of the highlights is when every member performing the Philippines’ traditional folk dance tinikling, and jumping rope portion are blindfolded.
It is the perfect dance presentation I have ever seen so far that gets me goosebumps while watching the replay.
Astig Pinoy took home a total of 2 Million pesos where half or 1 Million of which will go to their represented barangay at Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental. They outperformed 13 other finalists that participate in the event.
Originally, there is supposedly 14 participants during Showtime’s grand finals. However, 1 group was not able to perform due to an injury that happened to one of its members.
Here is the complete list of participants in no particular order during the event:
- D’Shots of Caloocan City
- Neutron Acrobats of Norzagaray Bulacan
- Pinoy HipHop of Antipolo City
- Racing Chat of Sampaloc Manila
- UDC of Pasig City
- Teatro Ambahanon of Novaliches Quezon City
- FMD Extreme of Marikina City
- Kalumon Performing Ensemble of Davao City
- Kingz Gambit of Talisay in Cebu City
- Prime Machine of Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental
- Buli Kidz Incredible of Taal Batangas
- Astig Pinoy of Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental
- Bailes De Luces of Negros Occidental
If you happened to missed the event, you can watch Astig Pinoy showtime grand finals performance replay below:
* Credits to the owner of the youtube video