|Written by||Paolo Bustamante|
|Directed by||Rich Ilustre|
Robin Padilla (2014–present)|
Mariel Rodriguez (2014–present)
Tuesday Vargas (2014–present)
Ryan Agoncillo (2008–2013)
|Theme music composer||Ney Dimaculangan|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Mainly Filipino, with English|
|No. of seasons||7|
|Executive producer(s)||Malou Gascon|
|Producer(s)||TV5 Network, Inc.|
TV5 Studios, Quezon City (2008–2009)|
Sky Dome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City (2010–2012)
NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (2012–2013), TV5 Broadway Centrum (2014-present)
|Running time||1 hour|
|Picture format||NTSC (480i)|
First incarnation: |
August 16, 2008 – August 18, 2013
August 16, 2014 – December 13, 2014
Talentadong Pinoy (English: Talented Filipino) is a Philippine reality talent show. Hosted initially by Ryan Agoncillo in its first five seasons, the show is handled currently by Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez, it displays performances from singers, dancers, actors, musicians and comedians, to contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, ventriloquists and magicians. Contestants are allowed to perform any act they want. One difference to the Got Talent series is that the judges give their opinions on the performance of the performer and grades only 50% of the final score while the jury also grades the 50% of the score to determine the winner. Its recent season aired every Saturday at 7 p.m. (PST).
The show aims to display and advance performances considered as talented by the judges. The audition process is mostly held in SM locations all over the Philippines. The judging panel is composed of "talent scouts" (three famous persons who decide if the performers are passed on their performances) and the "jury" (composed of about eight to ten ordinary persons with professions or occupations and are the main judges in the contest). (If several contestants are passed by the talent scouts, the jury will decide who will become the winner. The jury is changed randomly in every show.)
The contestants perform on stage within 1 minute and 30 seconds. When the performers successfully do their act in that time, the bell rings, indicating that the contestant succeeded. If the talent scouts don't like the act, they simply press their respective buzzers and the curtain will be closed partially. When the contestants receive three strikes from the talent scouts, the curtain will be completely closed accompanied by the buzzer, notifying that the performer's act is terminated. Mostly seven competitors will compete if there is a defending champion; there are eight contestants if it is searching for a new defending champion. He/she/they will become the defending champion when the performer wins on the contest either by unanimous or split-decision by the jury. He/she/they must defend his/her/their title for five consecutive weeks against other performers. If he/she succeeds on defending the title, the defending champion becomes a "Hall of Famer."
- Ryan Agoncillo (2008–2013)
In the first season, a contestant is hailed a "Hall of Fame" winner when he/she/they defend their title for five consecutive weeks.
Battle of the Champions was held during 19:30 UTC on March 6, 2010 at the Cuneta Astrodome. It was a competition for the seven Hall of Famers to become "Philippine's Ultimate Talentado" and Grand Prize of 1,000,000 pesos. Joining them is a "Wildcard Competitor", who is a failed Talentado with a chance to compete with the Hall of Famers. Jackielyn from Cavite was revealed on March 1, 2010 as the Wildcard Competitor.
The criteria for judging consists of 50% text votes and 50% jury's decision (which was composed of 6-8 judges). Some notable contestants of Talentadong Pinoy appear on the intermission numbers of the Battle of the Champions. Yoyo Tricker was declared the first "Ultimate Talentado" and won for 1,000,000 pesos in cash.
Following the first Battle of the Champions there were some changes on Talentadong Pinoy:
- The stage is now on 180-degree view.
- For a contestant to be part of the "Hall of Fame", they must defend their title for eight consecutive episodes.
- The color of the curtain is changed from black to red.
- There are now four talent scouts. They can now handle the decision of the contestants' performance.
- The criteria for judging is obtained by 1/3 from talent scouts and 2/3 from the jury.
- The after the talent scouts' evaluation the contestant's rating from the talent scout will be shown in four red bar graphs but the ratings' form the jury is in the one green bar which is not shown instead it display as a question mark.
- The program is aired on Saturdays and Sundays.
On March 12 and 13, 2011, the Battle of the Champions was held at Ynares Center, Antipolo City. A Celebrity Edition was announced to be held on the Grand Finals. Each celebrity will be accompanied by Season 1 Hall of Famers. Ciara Sotto (with Far East Acrobats) [Winner], Valeen Montenegro (with The Tribal Dancers), Regine Tolentino (with Makata Tawanan), and Rosanna Roces (with Leah Patricio) will compete respectively. Joseph the Artist declared the second Ultimate Talentado, taking home 1,000,000 pesos, a new car, four-year college scholarship, and a chance to represent the Philippines at the World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) to be held in Hollywood, USA. In addition to the major prizes, three contestants (including Joseph the Artist) won PHP 10,000 for being the Champion Detergent Bar's Kahanga-Hangang Performance Awardees.
Astroboy became the Third Ultimate Talentado in the Battle of the Champions held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on May 6, 2012. He won P1 million cash with a brand new car. He was also given the opportunity to represent the country in the world Championship of the Performing arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood.
After season 3's Battle of the Champions, Talentadong Pinoy launched new spin-offs aside from the current competition: Talentadong Pinoy Kids, Talentadong Pinoy International Edition, Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide and Talentadong Pinoy Junior.
Hall of Famers/Battle of the Champions contestants/current champions
|Key||First Ultimate Talentado|
|1st Hall of Famer||Far East Acrobats||Pampanga||Acrobatics|
|2nd Hall of Famer||Wanlu||Rizal||Ventriloquism|
|3rd Hall of Famer||Yoyo Tricker (first Ultimate Talentado)||Quezon City||Yoyo Tricks|
|4th Hall of Famer||Tribal Dancers||Laguna||Fire dancing|
|5th Hall of Famer||Leah Patricio||Manila||Singing|
|6th Hall of Famer||Omar the Ladder Balancer||Marinduque||Ladder Tricks|
|7th Hall of Famer||Makata Tawanan||Bulacan||Poetry|
|Wildcard Grand Finalist||Jackielyn||Cavite||Singing|
|Key||Philippines' Ultimate Talentado 2011||Champion Detergent Bar's Kahanga-Hangang Performance Awardees|
|8th Hall of Famer||Beatbox Gor||Davao||Beatbox|
|9th Hall of Famer||The Believers||Muntinlupa||Musical Theatre|
|10th Hall of Famer||Joseph the Artist (Second Ultimate Talentado)||Laguna||Sand Art|
|11th Hall of Famer||New Born Divas||Quezon City||Singing trio|
|12th Hall of Famer||Sfazhiva (Ana Marie Garbo)||Caloocan City||Pole dancing|
|13th Hall of Famer||Zion Show||Laguna||Acrobatics/Magic|
|14th Hall of Famer||Fire Attraction||Lahug, Cebu||Fire Poi|
|15th Hall of Famer||RR Friends||Naic, Cavite||Isolation Duo & Breakdance|
|Wildcard Grand Finalist||Belinda Adora's Step Kids||Antipolo, Rizal||Ballroom Dancing|
- ^ Joseph the Artist originally lost to Cedie (singer/one-time defending champion). However, after the 8-win rule was implemented, Joseph was placed in the Hall of Fame having won nine times.
|16th Hall of Famer||Ayegee||Bukidnon||Singing|
|17th Hall of Famer||Melbelline||Bulacan||Kundiman-style Singing|
|18th Hall of Famer||Dancing Is Fun||Northern Samar||Ballroom Dancing|
|19th Hall of Famer||Craig & Samantha||New Jersey||Dancing|
|20th Hall of Famer||Astroboy (Third Ultimate Talentado)||Quezon City||Hula Hoop Dancing|
|21st Hall of Famer||Sustantivo||Quezon City||Pole Dancing|
|22nd Hall of Famer||Monica||Bulacan||Sand Art|
|Wild Card Contender||Rhyzza||San Mateo, Rizal||RNB Singing|
- ^ Dancing is Fun won the "Make It or Break It" edition, a wildcard show competed by former champions who did not made the Hall of Fame.
- ^ Melbelline performed "waray-waray" with a modern twist, but later perform a kundiman as a request of a talent-scout
Talentadong Pinoy Kids Season 1
|1st Hall of Famer||Baby Gymnast||Quezon City||Gymnastics|
|2nd Hall of Famer||Rein Pineda||Valenzuela||Kundiman-style Singing|
|3rd Hall of Famer||Gabe||Manila||Violin|
|4th Hall of Famer||Baby Josh||Nueva Ecija||Dancing|
|5th Hall of Famer||Sandugo Guardline (Ultimate Talentado Kids)||Tondo, Manila||Flag Turners|
|6th Hall of Famer||Joshua De Villa||Batangas||Singing|
|7th Hall of Famer||DJ Explorer||Caloocan||Acrobat|
|8th Hall of Famer||Reborn of ES Dance Masters||Quezon||Dancing|
|9th Hall of Famer||Flex||Cavite||Dance|
|Wild Card Contender||Mary Heart||Iloilo||Singing|
Talentadong Pinoy International Edition
|Miguel Antonio Vedanaigam||Singapore||Singing|
|Penny Salcedo (Ultimate International Talentado)||Hong Kong||Singing|
|Liza Parantar||Hong Kong||Singing|
|Erick John Dizon||Dubai||Singing|
Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide 2013
|Spyro Marco (Ultimate Worldwide Talentado)||New York City||Diabolo trick|
|Nocturnal Dance Company||Quezon City||Dancing|
|Sor Apao||Iligan City||Signing|
|Laserman||Malabon City||Laser Act|
- To enter the hall of fame must have 6 wins and defend the title.
- Color keys
KBP Golden Dove
PMPC Star Awards for TV
^ = tied with Showtime (ABS-CBN 2)
Catholic Mass Media Awards
USTv Students Choice Awards
Gawad UP Gandingan TV Awards
Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Entertainment Awards