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Thirteen out of the 40 candidates of the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 beauty pageant gamely showcased their talents at the Ali Mall activity area in Cubao, Quezon City where pageant fans and members of the press flocked to witness this year’s talent competition.
Although the results of the talent competition would have no bearing in the finals, it was an entertaining Saturday afternoon as all the 40 candidates introduced themselves and sashayed the runway in JAG outfits at the beginning of the show .
BPCI Chairperson Stella Marquez Araneta led the panel of judges who chose this year’s “Best In Talent” which will be announced at the grand coronation night on April 30.
The show was hosted by former beauty queen Patricia Hernandez. It capped with VIVA Artist and The Voice Philippines 2013 contender RJ dela Fuente who serenaded the gorgeous ladies on stage.
On April 22, the candidates will go around the Araneta Center during the grand parade of beauties.
Pageant supporters can also visit the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 exhibit at the Gateway Cinema Lobby until the end of May to see the large portraits of all the candidates in their swimsuits and national costumes.
Fans can also vote for their favorite Binibini to win Miss Photogenic in three ways: Twitter (follow @realbbpilipinas on Twitter and use the hashtag of your favorite Binibini); visit www.bbpilipinas,com/vote and place your vote; and thru the free Android and iOS App Choicely.
Those who presented in the talent show were Dane Marasigan who belted out “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now;” Arianne Calingo who did ballet; Joselle Mariano who sang a Broadway tune “I Dream A Dream,” Jessica Ramirez showed skiils in speed painting; Marielle de Leon sang an opera version of ‘My Heart Will Go On”; Camille Manalo demonstrated her talent in Taekwondo; Ara Salientes delivered a declamation piece;
Clarice Marion Villareal sang “Moon River” with her guitar; Beatrice Valente could paint and sing at the same time; Thoreen Halvorsen did an acoustic cover of Katy Perry’s No. 1 song “Roar;” Gillian Colcol showed grace in a contemporary dance number; Elizabeth Clenci mashed up Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ with bass guitar; and Kristel Guelos did some magic tricks.