Daniel Darwin, the hoola hoop and fire dancing master more popularly known as Astroboy, bested seven other Hall of Famers and was declared the “Ultimate Talentado”. He now joins the ranks of former Battle Champion winners Yo-yo Tricker Joshua Davis and Joseph the Sand Artist. Like the two before him, Astroboy will represent the Philippines to the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood, California. He also took home one million pesos and a brand new Chevrolet Cruze.
For the celebrity edition, Arnel Ignacio wowed the audience and the Talent Scouts with his piano skills and his heartfelt composition, earning him the title of Celebrity Talentado. The versatile host and comedian also won 100,000 pesos to be shared with Leah Patricio, a former Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famer who sung and accompanied him during his performance.
Aside from the amazing talent acts, audiences were entertained by the inspiring and entertaining quips of celebrity Talent Scouts Audie Gemora, Tuesday Vargas, Jed Madela, John Lapus, K Brosas, Joey Reyes, Ruffa Gutierrez, Zoren Legaspi, Joey de Leon, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Judy Ann Santos, and the Superstar Ms. Nora Aunor. The Megastar Sharon Cuneta also graced the event for a special performance.
For its performance night, more than 11,000 people flocked the open grounds of Quezon Memorial Circle to watch the Hall of Famers battle it out one last time. On Sunday, a crowd of almost 14,000 came to the same venue to witness the momentous results of this year’s Battle of the Champions.