Since any talent is welcome, hundreds auditioned, including a very diverse set of entertainers: magicians, gymnasts, stand-up comics, ventriloquists, painters, dancers, and singers, all aiming to impress the show’s picky judges, or “Talent Scouts,” including celebrities Gelli De Belen, Marvin Agustin, and Arnel Ignacio.
It was the first time for TV5 to stage such a big production for one of its high-rating programs outside the country. After four qualifying rounds, six grand finalists were selected, including a surprise tie and a wild card, all determined to take home the $10,000 cash prize. Ryan Agoncillo also flew to Dubai to host the finals . The Talentadong Pinoy Middle East grand winner will get the chance to compete in the Battle of the Champions in Manila in August. The four semi-final rounds started airing exclusively on KapatidTV5 worldwide beginning June 29. Watch out for the grand finals that is also set to air in the Philippines on July 28. Kapatid TV5 is the 24-hour entertainment channel of TV5 International, seen by Filipinos in the United States, Canada, Middle East, Europe , North Africa and Asia.
Meanwhile, TV5 International has recently expanded its coverage via mobile content with Zain and Du telecoms in the Middle East as well as via IPTV with Fetch TV in Australia.