“Pilipinas Got Talent” grand winner Jovit Baldivino said he will use his P2-million cash prize to help his family. Although still only 16 he managed to rise to stardom via the Pilipinas got talent show using his singing talent. He is planning to put his money to good use buying a lot of land for his family as well as send his siblings to school and helping his parents financially.
"Bibili po ako ng lupa kasi naninirikan lang kami. Papaaralin ko ang mga kapatid ko, [at] matutulungan ko na ang magulang ko," he said.
Jovit who is from Batangas, also advised other aspiring and struggling singers never to stop dreaming. "Huwag kayong mawawalan ng pag-asa… Magtiwala kayo sa sarili at siyempre sa Diyos."
His parents, Cristeta and Larry, have one wish for their son.
"Sana huwag kang magbago. Nandito lang kami para sumuporta lagi sa’yo," Larry said.
Baldivino was declared the first PGT grand winner during the talent-reality show’s finale last Sunday night at the jampacked Araneta Coliseum. The teenager, who normally sells siomai in Batangas, has topped (48.81%) the overnight text and online votes.
Dance groups Baguio Metamorphosis and Velasco Brothers were hailed runners up. They received P100,000 cash prize each.
Kris Aquino a judge on the show described Baldivino as the next Philippines singing superstar after his heartfelt rendition of Queen’s “Too Much Love Will Kill You.”
His fans, who called themselves Jovinatics, went in full force at the Big Dome to show their support.
Even from the original audition he had begun to leave a mark with his rendition of Journey’s “Faithfully.” His video was uploaded to Youtube and an instant hit.
He already created a mark during his audition after singing The Journey’s His video was uploaded on YouTube and was viewed more than 3 million times.
He was then dubbed as the next Arnel Pineda, with the striking resemblance of his voice to that of the Filipino international artist.