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EXCLUSIVE: Pinoy dance group DMX Comvalenyos recount their journey to Asia’s Got Talent semi-finals

The Asia’s Got Talent semi-finalist competes for a slot in another exciting round this week.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/23/2017 1:19 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Pinoy dance group DMX Comvalenyos recount their journey to Asia’s Got Talent semi-finals


 

After making it into the second batch of semi-finalists in the latest exciting episode of Asia’s Got Talent on AXN, Pinoy dance crew DMX Comvalenyos are looking to get one step closer to their goal of making it to the top. Their dance coach Joeffrey Mamayabay talked to PUSH about how it all started in their province of Nabunturan in Compostela Valley province.

Joeffrey shared that their group of 10 dancers from ages ranging from 20 to 29 are a mix of out-of-school youth and working individuals who have been dancing since they were in high school. “Noong hindi pa nabubuo ang DMX, nakagawian na naming magkakaibigan na tumambay sa bagasuhan. Doon kami sumasayaw,
tumatambling, nag-kuwe-kwentuhan at iba pa. Isang araw bigla na lang pumasok sa isip ko na bumuo ng isang grupo ng mananayaw since pare-pareho naman kaming mahihilig sumayaw. Nang i-suggest ko sa kanila yong idea, nagustuhan nila. Kaya taong 2008, opisyal na nabuo ang DMX Comvalenyos o mas kilala noon na DMX Dancers,” he recalled.

Even before auditioning for Asia’s Got Talent, Joeffrey shared that their group had already competed in the local circuit. “Ilang beses nang sumali ang DMX sa iba’t ibang kompetisyon dito sa Pilipinas, particularly sa Mindanao. Minsan nanalo, minsan naman natatalo. Naisipan naming sumali sa AGT dahil gusto pa naming palawakin ang aming karanasan sa larangan ng pagsasayaw. Gusto naming maging instrumento, maging inspirasyon sa nakararami na sa kabila ng hirap at pagsubok sa buhay, makakaya mong abutin ang pangarap hanggat hindi mo ito binibitawan. Tiwala lang sa sarili at lalong-lalo na sa Diyos,” he shared.

In preparation for competitions, DMX trains every night for two to three months to perfect their routine. “Bago sila sumalang sa entablado, gaya ng iba ay nakakaramdam din sila ng kaba. Meron din silang mga what ifs. Sa bawat pagtatapos naman ng auditions nandoon yong feeling of fulfillment. Manalo man o matalo, alam naming lahat na binigay namin yong best namin,” he said.

For Joeffrey, his dancers stand out because of their unique way of dancing. “Ang masasabi kong kaibahan ng DMX sa ibang contestants ng AGT ay yong pagiging unique ng grupo. Unique in a way na yong sayaw namin may variety. Bawat performance pinag-iisipan namin yong concept, kung ano yung pwede naming ilagay na twists na hindi nawawala yong tatak DMX which is rock,” he added.

As DMX fans eagerly await their next performance on AGT on November 23, Joeffrey assured his fellow Pinoys that they will always give it their best. “Unang-una sa lahat ay gusto po naming pasalamatan lahat ng sumuporta sa DMX mula noon magpahanggang ngayon. Malaki po ang utang na loob ng grupo sa kanila, kung wala sila, wala rin kami. At sana po ay patuloy nilang suportahan ang DMX lalong lalo na ngayon sa Asia’s Got Talent,” he said.

New episodes of Asia’s Got Talent airs every Thursday at 8:30pm on AXN. To follow the journey of DMX on AsiasGotTalent please visit www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent. AXN is available on Cablelink Channel 38, Cignal Channel 121, Destiny Cable Channel 61, Dream Satellite TV Channel 20, G Sat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49. AXN HD is available on SKYCable Channel 247.