Gerphil Geraldine Flores, Filipino music student, earned a standing ovation from the judges of Asia’s Got Talent during the semi-final rounds of the competition on Thursday, April 23.
The University of the Philippines music student took the stage at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore with another Andy Williams tune, “(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story.”
Grammy-winning composer David Foster was impressed again with her performance, “You sing so in tune. You really, really have a career. I would love to get my hands on you, because I think I can make you sound even better,” he said.
Vanness Wu, Taiwanese boy band F4 member, agreed. “Ms. Flores, you look radiant tonight,” he said. “You have so much confidence when you sing. It’s very mesmerizing, enchanting. All of it, I loved it. Great job.”
The 24-year old Flores is one of five Filipino acts that have been confirmed so far as semifinalists, two of which have already advanced to the grand finals – Pinoy group Junior New System and Gwyneth Dorado.
Acrobat group The Velasco Brothers has been eliminated, while shadow play act El Gamma Penumbra is scheduled to perform on April 30.