Johnny Villanueva, a father of two pretty much defied gravity during his Pilipinas Got Talent audition in 2018. Trust us, you have never seen pole dancing like this before. Johnny was literally gliding through the air as if he could fly. Check out his unbelievable audition below and make sure you pick your jaw up off the floor afterward.
Johnny Villanueva Brought Pole Dancing Tricks To ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’
Johnny had big dreams of becoming a member of Cirque De Soleil. He had auditioned in the past but was still hoping for his big break. He viewed Pilipinas Got Talent as a potential stepping stone to reach his dream.
During his audition, Johnny did a ton of tricks and flips that looked effortless, though we all know that pole dancing takes some serious arm and core strength. It’s definitely not easy and Johnny’s performance was just truly perfect. At one point during the performance, he held onto the pole with just his leg. He then climbed up the pole upside down in one of the craziest stunts ever on Pilipinas Got Talent. One of the judges screamed for fear that he was going to fall off the pole but luckily he did not.
The judges complimented his ability to master all of the moves and his focus. They said that maybe it’s not his time yet to be in Cirque De Soleil and instead, he was meant to be on the Pilipinas Got Talent stage. The judges voted him into the Semi-Finals where he performed to “Sails” by the electropop group Awolnation. The judges said they were a little bit underwhelmed by the act even though he did use two poles in this performance. He was eliminated from the competition and it was fellow pole dancer Kristel de Catalina who ended up bringing home the win.
If you loved Johnny’s Pilipinas Got Talent audition definitely check out the compilation below. It features 10 sexy pole dancing auditions on talent competition shows and of course, Johnny made the list. Pole dancing is certainly not an act we see often on ‘Got Talent’ shows but these acts have broken stereotypes associated with it.
Where Is Johnny Now?
Johnny has a YouTube channel where he periodically posts pole dancing videos. It doesn’t end there for him though because he is also a master of aerial straps. He also appeared in a video posted by Elite Aerial Arts Philippines where he is one of the instructors. It is the top pole, dance and aerial arts studio located in Quezon City. Over on the studio’s website, he participated in a stunning video filled with aerial illusions to help promote the business.
Though it does not look like Johnny has achieved his dream of performing in Cirque De Soleil just yet, he certainly has a bright future ahead of him with his incredible pole dancing skills.