Since It’s Showtime aired in ABS-CBN, October is the most awaited event in the show. It is the anniversary of the show which started airing October 24, 2009.
This week the show started airing “Magpasikat” the segment in the show that display the different performances of the main hosts. It is an annual competition between the hosts, they were group into five and each group will perform in the assigned schedule day. This week the Monday group are Billy Crawford, James Reid and Amy Perez; the Tuesday group are Vice Ganda, Teddy Corpuz and Jugs Jugueta; Wednesday group are Anne Curtis, Ryan Bang and Nadine Lustre; Thursday group are Vhong Navarro, Joey Marquez and Mariel Padilla; and Friday group are Jhong Hilario and Karylle, also the male group Hashtag and the all-girls group Girltrends were distributed to the groups.
The “Magpasikat week” kicked off with the performance of the Monday group, it was a magical performance from the group. The Tuesday group left the viewers awestruck and broke the internet with the marriage proposal and the on the spot wedding of the host Teddy Corpuz and wife Jasmine. Teddy- Jugs-Vice’s performance began with a short skit where an old Teddy was telling his grandchildren a love story about “Tunay na Pag-ibig”. To set the mood Jugs sang Depeche Mode’ Somebody while on the piano.
On the other hand, Vice Ganda sang an OPM song entitled “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa” in a suit-gown. This time he rants about love that were very heart-warming and encouraged everyone to be inspired by love. To everyone’s entertainment Vice Ganda quoted Karen Davila by saving, “hindi ka maubusan ng jowa hangga’t may puhunan” (you will not run out of partner as long as you still have a funds). He also presented a powerful reverse poetry about love and his “hugots”. After the song performance of Jugs and a reverse poem about love of Vice Ganda, Teddy bent on one knee and asked his wife the “Will you marry me again” question, this gesture surprised not just the “madlang people” but also Jasmine and their kids.
Teddy told his beloved that she always tells him that he never proposed to her, so here is him now in front of her and to the whole world asking “Babe, will you marry me again? Jasmine nodded in agreement and wiped away the tears from her eyes. Teddy stood up and shared a sweet kiss with his beloved. The audience thought that it would end there but the host start saying that it is good that his wife says yes because if she says no otherwise, no one will replace her. He fumble the ring on his wife left hand and told her to remove it because it has very tiny stone, that statement elicit laughter from the audience.
Teddy continued that eleven years ago, he knew deep inside that his wife always watching wedding videos and wedding events which he have not given her before because he was still a simple rock vocalist that time. But now together with the most important persons in their lives and the pastor of their church, he want to give the biggest wedding that his wife dream off. He shared that starting January this year he saves money to buy the ring, he even sold his guitar and joined in money lending groups.
He kept it a secret for his wife to be happy and surprised. They swore their undying devotion and exchange “I do’s” while the co-host Vice Ganda sing a song in the stage entitled “Sa’yo”. The wedding ceremony sent netizens abuzz and also became a trending topic on twitter.
In an interview, Teddy recall that it was love at first sight. He first saw Jasmine at a party, a birthday party of his band mate. She was invited by one of his band mate who actually had a crush on her. When his wife entered the gate of the venue, the time went so slow, birds are sings and everything around him went white according to the singer. He got her number after the party and texted her as soon as he got home at 4 o’clock in the morning. According to him, he texted her that he want to give her a kiss on the cheeks but he got shy to her friends.
Then he received a reply asking why he did not do it? Recalling his response to the question he said okay just say it then I’ll be back there. After sending it he was about to sleep when he received a response saying “go”. Without any hesitation as early as 5 o’clock in the morning went back to Jasmine’s house and asking for her kiss. So Jasmine gave him a peck on the cheeks. But the vocalist complain to Jasmine saying Wow it’s 5 o’clock in the morning, I took a bath and scented myself that all I got. The she asked him what else do you want.
Without hesitancy he asked for a kiss on the lips. According to him they did it and started from that moment they were already a couple with no courting period. Teddy shared that the time when he met Jasmine, she was supposed to go outside the country to marry other man. He recall what he said to her that time that it is the right decision to make if she truly love that man but if she love him then she is just for him only. He also shared that they run away together and married in civil wedding. Now, they have 2 children namely Angelica Phoebe and Theodore John who were also present in the surprised wedding.
Back to the group performance, the concept earned rave reviews and standing ovation from the judges, director Rory B. Quintos one of the judges said it was thematically brilliant, the narratives were so clear and excellent. While the other judges Marc Logan and Janno Gibbs were moved to tears. Ina Raymundo agreed that it made everyone fall in love. Maricel Soriano admitted that she dislike weddings but their performance made her teary-eyed.
Vice Ganda often joked that they are the team to watch for. Lets us look back to the previous winners of “Magpasikat” and think if the Teddy-Jugs-Vice team will be a great contender as the grand champion. 2010 Magpasikat winner was Jugs and Teddy.
The vocalist of the band Rocksteddy and Itchyworms rocked the stage with outstanding band vocalist and singers; to name the singer like Yeng Constantino, Tutti Caringal of 6Cyclemind, Marc Abaya of Kwan and Kean Cipriano of Callalily. Teddy also impersonated rock icon Bamboo. In 2011, Anne Curtis snatched the grand champion with her skills in pole dancing and aerial silk performance. She also sang Adele’s Someone Like You while she was upside-down. She ended her performance with her very extraordinary version of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”. Singer Jed Madela had a special participation as her moving microphone holder. Jugs and Teddy tandem snatched back the grand champion title in 2012 Magapasikat.
They had the studio audience and other hosts dance to their own version of Psy’s Gangnam Style”. The duo reworked the lyrics and retained the tune. The song they created was titled “Epal Ang ‘Yong Style”. Cristine Reyes and Bugoy Carino joined them in their extremely fun production. Anne Curtis and Karylle was also one of the winners. They astounded the audience when they became circus performers. Their heart-stopping and spectacular circus performance gave them the opportunity to be on top among the performers. The performance which paid tribute to the four elements of nature like land, fire, air and water, included in the performance were eating tamilok (shipworm) and crickets, fire dancing, aerial acrobatics and synchronized swimming. In 2012 Magpasikat Billy Crawford and Vhong Navarro win also in the competition. They performed an extremely futuristic dance number. Their performance displayed different forms of illusion with the help of high-technology tricks. They also showed their incomparable skills in dancing while performing an innovative dance with lights. While 2013 Magapasikat was awarded to the mind-bogging production number of Karylle, Jugs and Teddy. They sang a gibberish song and made a mess on the stage that left the audience and judges puzzled.
However, when the video of their performance was played in reverse, everyone realized that they actually performed the theme song of the show It’s Showtime. Again in 2014 the duo Jugs and Teddy together with Billy won the Magpasikat. They had an amusing, confusing and unconventional performance. They created their own noontime variety show entitled “Whatchamacall8”. In the performance they featured the team real Nadine Lustre and James Reid. One audience member was able to take home 90,000 pesos in their mock game show. Also in the 2015 magpasikat Jugs and Teddy with Vice Ganda bagged the winning title with their mind-boggling performance. They utilized several optical illusions which has never been done on any live program.
They sang to the tune of their original composition. Their performance featured cameo appearances of James Reid, Nadine Lustre and Coco Martin. Last year’s Magpasikat the team of Anne Curtis, Amy Perez and Joey Marquez revealed as the winner. They wowed the audience with their death-defying performance. Anne performed a series of aerial stunts along the side of a tall building which earned her group the Magpasikat Week Champion.
The “magpasikat week” runs until this Friday and the winner will be revealed this Saturday October 21. Now this leaves the netizens thinking will Jugs and Teddy tandem snatch the top spot from Anne Curtis team.