Igorots celebrate Payaket's PGT victory-A A +A
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
FOLLOWING the footsteps of the late Marky Cielo, Ingrid Payaket has broken into the world of the stars.
Though not bagging top spot in the "Pilipinas Got Talent," star search, the local singer said she is going to pursue show business. "We must chase our dreams."
Payket placed fourth in the nationwide tally of votes which solely determines the winner in the talent search. "I am very grateful for all the votes," she said.
Payaket is now in Bulacan for a concert with other ABS-CBN stars. "There are a lot of private offers now."
Guest slots in concerts and other events have now snowballed for the young Cordilleran who traces her roots from Tubo, Abra, Besao Mountian Province and Kabayan Benguet where both her parents trace their roots.
"Andito na ang opportunity, whatever the Lord wants for me, I will follow," Payaket said as she embraces the host of opportunities now set before her.
The 22-year-old Ibaloi said a bulk of the votes came from overseas, capturing the large highland market of overseas Filipino workers.
Payaket performed her versions of top grossing Broadway musicales which earned her a spot in the finals.
"I want to come home to thank everybody," she said. The homecoming is tentatively scheduled after June 19, when the major concert of all talent search finalists ends.
Payaket said with her win, she hopes the stereotyped shyness of highlanders, especially the Ibalois, would be shattered and push the youth of the region to venture into the entertainment industry.
"We have a lot of talented people [in the Cordilleras."
Payaket, with the other 11 finalists is now under contract with Star Magic.