Queen of all media Kris Aquino and former ABS-CBN President Freddie Garcia are set to find the next big stars as they have been named judges of the country’s biggest talent and reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent” starting February on ABS-CBN. Kris is elated to work with the former president and chief operating officer of ABS-CBN, whom she described as the "ultimate star maker" responsible for the success of many programs and artists in the entertainment industry.
“When I found about the opportunity to be with the man responsible for the golden age of television, I told myself that I cannot let this opportunity pass me by,” Kris said in reference to Garcia. “PGT will give us a chance to discover new talents and make new stars and Freddie Garcia is the ultimate star-maker.” Aquino, Garcia, and a third judge will join hosts Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford in visiting five key cities to check out the shortlisted candidates vying to be the first "Pilipinas Got Talent" winner. When asked how she will be as a judge, Kris said she will be the “most lovable and compassionate judge” and will serve as the “balance” to the judges. Her message to the hopefuls is simple, "Show what you’ve got and do your best because the two minutes you’ll spend can be the biggest break in your life. You can become one of the biggest stars in the country." This will soon be put to test as hopefuls from Visayas prove to them that they got talent in the first round of judging to be held on SM Cinema 1 Cebu this coming January 22 and 23 followed by PGT aspirants from Mindanao on January 29 and 30 in Capitol University in Cagayan De Oro City. Hopefuls based on the Greater Manila Area will be screened in Quezon City on February 5 and 6, Southern Luzon in University of Batangas on Feb. 12 and 13, and North and Central Luzon in University Baguio on Feb. 16 and 17. “Pilipinas Got Talent” premieres February on ABS-CBN.