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Marcelito Pomoy Reacts To ‘AGT’ Controversy and Fan Backlash [VIDEO]

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

MARCELITO POMOY SIMON COWELL AGT CHAMPIONS

Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy performed an impressive rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” in the AGT: Champions finals this week. His song choice received some criticism from judge Simon Cowell, but it turns out Marcelito wasn’t even the one to choose it.


Marcelito talks about the “AGT: Champions” finals in a new interview.

In a new interview, Marcelito shares some insight into the song selection process and reveals how he felt about his performance going into next week’s finale.

Marcelito Pomoy Reveals Who Chose His Finale Song

In the semifinals, judge Simon Cowell told Marcelito he should take a “bigger risk” in his next performance. Marcelito said in an interview that he accepted the challenge. He came back with an amazing performance of “Beauty and the Beast,” sung in both high and low voices.

However, Simon wasn’t satisfied. He called the song choice “predictable” and “safe.” But Marcelito has shared in past interviews that AGT chooses which songs he sings, based on a list he gives them.


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“Actually, to be honest, it was the crew who had chosen it,” Marcelito said of his latest song in a new interview, “basing it on what Simon says because Simon is the head there. The crew had difficulties because of the very limited time.”

He added that things were “rushed,” and the crew was “in a panic.” As Marcelito explained, “The other songs I gave them they did not choose, and that was the one they picked, so I didn’t have any choice.”


If, like Marcelito said, the crew based the song choice on Simon’s opinions, does the judge really have a right to criticize the singer for what he sang?

Marcelito performs “Beauty and the Beast” in the “AGT: The Champions” finals.

How Does Marcelito Think He Did In The Finals?

“For me it was okay, I’m somehow happy with it,” Marcelito said of his finals performance. “So long as I can sing and deliver it well, it’s okay with me.” He added, “I’ll just leave it all to God.”

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Many of Marcelito’s fans have been angered by how the show has treated him, first when he wasn’t given the Golden Buzzer and again following Simon’s negative comments.

“Well, there’s nothing I can do about that,” Marcelito said in response to fans asking for “justice” on his behalf. “I’m just hoping they don’t get disappointed because at least I fought a good fight. I proudly raised the Philippine flag.”

Even if Marcelito doesn’t win AGT: The Champions, he has plenty of work ahead of him. He shared that he’s received “a lot of bookings” since his first appearance on the show.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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