“It’s Showtime” hosts and co-hosts presented a touching tribute to its solid audience for their support for the show for the past five years at the end of the Magpasikat Week last Saturday (October 25).
A VTR, narrated by its hosts, showed their journey to Philippine TV from its debut in 2009 as a talent competition in the morning until its launch as the Kapamilya network’s noontime show in 2012.
But the VTR did not only show the program’s triumphs, notably its consistently high TV rankings and popular segments, but also its struggles along the way, and how the hosts and the staff faced all of them. In the end, the hosts emotionally thanked its ‘solid showtimers.’
“At noontime, our family bonding has become deeper and happier, and we have widened opportunities for everyone. To all of you who have been part of our family, thank you so much for supporting us, and we hope you will be with us for more years to come so we can continue to make you, our madlang people, happy,” Anne Curtis said.
Meanwhile, Billy Crawford, Jugs Jugueta, and Teddy Corpuz were announced the champions of this year’s Magpasikat Week in “It’s Showtime” with a performance synonymous to a game show and a full segment on the program.
Their high-energy and unconventional skit, called “Whatchamacall8,” employed a member from the studio audience, as well as stars Nadine Lustre and James Reid as contestants. The trio won P300,000 for their chosen charity.
Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario, who bagged the second place, looked to appeal to the emotions when they gave a moving performance where in they told the story of their friendship through an interpretative dance.
Anne Curtis, who has always relied on nail-biting routines, also didn’t disappoint, this time with Coleen Garcia. The pair kicked off their act by playing different instruments such as the guitar, piano, xylophone, and drums, and then proceeded to carry out a nerve-wracking aerial acrobatic act. They were declared the competition’s third placers.
Teams Vhong-Jhong and Anne-Coleen received P200,000 and P100,000 for their chosen charities.
Meanwhile, the teams of Vice Ganda and Ryan Bang, as well as Karylle and Kuya Kim Atienza got P50,000 as consolation prizes.