In the recent “Pilipinas Got Talent” episode, an elderly man in his 50’s stunned the four judges and the audience of the Kapamilya talent show. The 52-year-old Pedro Lachica, a gardener, went to Pilipinas Got Talent to showcase his dancing prowess. The dancing elderly man left everyone astounded when he showed his remarkably nimble dance moves.
Pedro Lachica, or “Lolo Pedro” as he called himself, is a single father to his 25-year-old son and a grandfather to his 4-year-old grandson. He shared that he was not able to see his son for 17 years since the mother brought their son along with her to Cebu. He dedicated his performance[sic] to his family.
“Ang gagawin ko na talent, alam kong matutuwa sila pag nakita nila yun. Para sa kanila yung laban ko na gagawin.”
PGT judge Angel Locsin felt excited that she immediately asked the elder to start his performance. He went off stage for a while and came back with a brown fedora hat and a large black umbrella. Upon seeing his props, the judges were quick to discern that Lolo Pedro will perform a dance routine.
But it was not a typical dance performance! The judges and the audience were staggered to witness an exceptional pop and lock dance number.
And, as Lolo Pedro showed off his perfect cartwheel, the audience applauded and Angel Locsin’s jaw dropped in amazement. PGT judge Robin Padilla even hollered, “Hayop!”
But that’s not the end of his epic dance moves. Lolo Pedro also trotted out a flawless worm dance! He definitely looked like any other elderly person but his talent and vitality suggested he was someone decades younger.
At the end of the music, Lolo Pedro continued to kill the stage with his impeccable dance moves. The crowd and the four judges rewarded him with a standing ovation.
Angel, still staggered, quipped,
“Naka-prosthetics lang ata kayo, 14 years old lang ata kayo eh!”
The judges called out PGT host and renowned dancer Billy Crawford to the stage. When asked as to what he can say about Lolo Pedro’s performance, he got on his knees and bowed down to the elderly dancer.
In the end, the great performer earned the four judges’ yeses and will advance to the next round.
Watch Lolo Pedro’s incredible performance here!
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