Filipinos used Twitter to voice their disgust over the mere 4th Place finish of phenomenal singer Marcelito Pomoy in America’s Got Talent (AGT).
This caused the topic “Marcelito Pomoy” to trend on Twitter on Tuesday (February 18).
While many netizens congratulated Pomoy, there were plenty of tweets that said the Filipino singer was robbed of the AGT title.
They also accused judge Simon Cowell of orchestrating the runner-up finish of Pomoy.
@Gamer1Pro_ReAl, for instance, tweeted: “Not gonna lie, Marcelito Pomoy was robbed by Simon. Was never going to win, and it’s pretty evident he was there as a view grabber for AGT The Champions. Almost 50 million views between his performances on YouTube. (Cannot compare to V Unbeatable due to golden buzzer).”
@aartuban commented: “And the Cooking Show goes to AGT. Still, Congrats to you Marcelito Pomoy. We, the Filipinos are so proud of what have you’ve become.”
The netizens’ protest also gave birth to the hashtag #JusticeForMarcelitoPomoy.
@i_amintrovert said:“It’s you SIMON COWELL who made that song choice then you didn’t like it? What the F? I feel so bad on Marcelito ‘s reaction when you are commenting. Once again, I lost my respect on you. Here you go again manipulating the whole thing!! AGT is SCRIPTED!!! #JusticeforMarcelito.”
Pomoy’s deleted video wherein he said Cowell picked his song for the grand finals was also reposted.
Pomoy sang Beauty and the Beast in the AGT grand finals, which drew a standing ovation from the live audience and all the judges except Cowell, who even commented that what Pomoy did was predictable.
Before the announcement of the AGT results, reports already circulated that Pomoy would only end up at 4th place.
Some said AGT only used Pomoy to get millions of views on YouTube.
@Annefluencer said: “I know YouTube views are not counted as a category for scoring / voting in America’s Got Talent, but if you’ll check their Official Channel, only videos of Marcelito Pomoy has more than 10 Million views per performance.”