El Gamma Penumbra is first ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ champion


Shadow dance group El Gamma Penumbra was named “Asia’s Got Talent” first grand champion.

The announcement was made in the hit talent search show’s season ender aired Thursday night from the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

El Gamma Penumbra bested ethnic band Khusugtun of Mongolia.

The No. 3 slot went to Filipina singer Gerphil Flores, who previously said she wants to dedicate a portion of her prize money to reviving interest in classical music.

The group from Philippines takes home US$100,000 and a chance to perform at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Asia’s Got Talent is hosted by Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez. The judges were Grammy-winning musician David Foster, Taiwanese-American heatthrob Vanness Wu (of F4 fame), former Spice Girl Melanie C., and Indonesian rock icon Anggun.