Filipino-Belgian, partner wins in Belgium's Got Talent

Published May 28, 2018, 6:52 AM

by Myrna M. Velasco

Filipino-Belgian Ian Lodens and partner, Natashca Van Es were announced as winners in the “Belgium’s Got Talent” 2018 edition.

(Youtube/ Manila Bulletin)
(Youtube/ Manila Bulletin)

The dancing duo impressed the judges and audiences after they bested 11 other acts with acrobatic dance routine.

It has only been a couple of months since Loden won the Jujitsu World Championship for the third time.

”I am happy to be a three-time world jujitsu champion, but winning Belgium’s Got Talent with Natascha is “just fantastic,” he said.

The 19 year-old Fil-Belgian has been doing the act for less than a year. “I never expected this, and it feels so great.”

“We gave everything on that stage for the last time, and I think we managed to make the audience emotionally involved, That we just made this tiny chance to win is great,” she added.

Meanwhile, Loden’s Filipina mom did not forget to thank those who supported the duo.

“Salamat po sa lahat ng mga Belgian at mga kababayan kong Pinoy na sumuporta kina Ian at Natascha. Napakalaking tulong po ang nagawa nyo para sila ay manalo,” she said.

The two took home a cash prize of 50,000 euros.