Pinoy artist earns standing ovation on 'America's Got Talent'

Published July 16, 2021, 4:02 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Pinoy performer Ehrlich Ocampo will advance to the next round of “America’s Got Talent (AGT)” after he got four yeses and a standing ovation following a flawless performance.

The show’s judges Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell have nothing but good words for the Filipino.

Sofia pointed out how watching him was “so much fun.”

“I mean beautiful. It was flawless. That was a very special show and it was different than anything I’ve seen,” she said.

Howie admitted he hasn’t anything like it in the past.

“I’ve been here for a long time. That was beautiful. I loved it! Thank you for being here.”

Heidi then declared how “mesmerizing” Ehrlich was.

“Because we kind of wonder how you do it. And you move so beautifully and (elegantly). You are incredible. I loved it. It’s very unique.”

The artist from the Philippines quickly thanked Heidi, relating how it means a lot to him.

“I’m your fan!” Ehrlich said, to which the supermodel replied: “I’m yours now.”

Simon, on the other hand, simply echoed the statement of the three judges.

“We haven’t seen anything like this before. I think the fact that you’ve got the guts to do what you’ve done means in life, you’re gonna do amazing. All the hours that went into this paid off. Fantastic. Well done.”

Before his performance, Ehrlich said he traveled all the way to the United States to showcase his talent.

In fact, he shared how he gave up everything for his “AGT” stint.

“People thought I was crazy,” he said, then adding that he, himself, also didn’t think that he’ll make it on “AGT.”

Thankfully, his friends and family supported him all the way and inspired him to fight.

“I am here fighting for myself, my family, my friends, my community, my country.”

Ehrlich described himself as a “unique flow artist,” combining his dance abilities with the beautiful art of poi spinning and levitation wand. He is developing a style that maximizes the body’s movements, making the prop an extension of his dance.

According to Ehrlich, he has been spinning poi since 2010, continuously exploring the fusion of flow circles and dance lines. He has evolved from a simple spinner to a stunning performer who uses acrobatic movements and technical dance moves with poi spinning.

Early 2013, he discovered the magical art of levitation wand.