From hiphop dancing to playing classical music, the Binibing Pilipinas candidates showcased their talents on Saturday at Farmers Plaza Activity Center.
However, out of the 40 candidates vying for the crown, only 15 bets braved to sign up fpr the nerve wracking talent competition.
Among the crowd favorite of all the candidates were La Salle’s volleybelle Michelle Gumabao, Miss World 2016 finalist Catriona Gray, Eva Patalinjug , and Karen Gallman.
Stella Marquez Araneta, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. chairperson, headed the panel of judges for this year’s talent competition.
Binibining Pilipinas Miss International 2017 Mariel de Leon was also part of the panel.
The winner for the Best in Talent will be revealed on the coronation night on March 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The talent competition was hosted by reigning Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Chanel Olive Thomas and Miss Grand International second runner-up Elizabeth Clenci.
Here are some of the contestants of the talent competition, in photos taken by Faye Orellana of Inquirer.net:
Candidate No. 1 Vickie Rushton plays on keyboard the song “Fallin,” which was popularized by Robert Klein in 1979.
Candidate No. 2 Katherine Ventura belts out a Whitney Houston song.
Candidate No. 7 Sigrid Grace Flores accompanies herself on the ukelele as she sings songs from the movie “Moana.”
Candidate No. 8 Shane Quintana Tormes sizzles as she teases the crowd with a song.
Candidate No. 14 Samantha Bernando dances the traditional Pandanggo sa Ilaw.
Contestant No. 20 Catriona Gray, who was 2016 Miss World top 5 finalist, belts out Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain.”
Candidate No. 23 Ena Velasco grooves to the beat of Sarah Geronimo’s “Tala.”
Candidate No. 27 Henna Kaizelle Cajandig pays tribute to the Maranao tribe in Mindanao by dancing the Kappa Malong Malong.
Candidate No. 28 Angelica Corbe proudly shows off her curves as she belly dances.
Candidate No. 32 Eva Patalinjug grooves to a hiphop song.
Candidate No. 36 Loren Mar Artajos belts out “One Moment in Time,” one of the iconic songs of the late Whitney Houston.
Candidate No. 40 Angelie Aubrey Asuncion serenades the crowd with a bossa nova song titled “Para Sa Akin” by Sitti Navarro.