The judges and avid viewers of reality TV talent show ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ were wowed by a 68-year-old grandpa who has superb drumming skills even at his age.
Ernesto Chuidan, 68, hails from Capas town, Tarlac, according to ABS-CBN News; however, during the audition, he told the judges he was from Metro Manila, perhaps out of nervousness at being on stage and getting seen by millions of viewers across the Philippines.
The news report on his performance also mentioned that Tatay Ernesto ‘could barely recall’ how many grandchildren he already has but when he took the stage to play his drums, you know for certain this is a skill he won’t likely forget anytime soon!
His performance was so energetic that it’s hard to tell it was a 68-year-old man who was playing the drums on stage, if you weren’t looking at his face. Perhaps it’s one of those pranks wherein a young man dresses up as an old man and acts old to shock viewers with his skills? But, no! This is for real.
Judge Robin Padilla was so impressed by Tatay Ernesto’s drum skills that he keeps exclaiming various words to praise the old man throughout his performance. Then, as Tatay Ernesto finished his audition, Robin went up to him and gave him a hug, praising him for a job well done and for his amazing talent.
“Purihin ang Panginoon at nakita ko kayo. Inspirasyon kayo sa akin, petmalu, lodi!” Robin exclaimed.
“For me, what you have is real talent and real talent does not fade,” Vice Ganda said.
Angel Locsin and Freddie ‘FMG’ Garcia were also impressed; although Angel jokingly said she’s might be kicked out from the job after laughing when FMG commented, “Sa edad niyong yan” (At your age) before correcting himself to “Sa edad natin” (At our age). LOL.
Watch Tatay Ernesto’s superb performance here: