FCPC Baliktanaw is World of Dance Philippines' first-ever grand champion.
Following a series of jaw-dropping performance this weekend that earned them a nearly perfect score of 99.05 points from the judges and online voters, the hip-hop group was named the ultimate winner of the reality talent search, which means that they have won the grand cash prize amounting to P2 million pesos and a sure spot in the qualifier's round of World of Dance USA.
During their last performance this Sunday evening, April 7, FCPC Baliktanaw earned yet another standing ovation from judges Gary Valenciano, Billy Crawford, and Maja Salvador.
"Ang sarap sarap niyong panoorin. Nakaka-proud maging Pinoy dahil sa inyo," said the Dance Royalty.
Meanwhile, dancing duo Luka and Jenalyn, who did a soulful take to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Shallow from the musical film 'A Star Is Born', placed second after garnering a total of 96.38 points.
Billy called their performance their "best" yet, while Gary said that they have have raised the bar high in the competition.
"Both of you have served as an inspiration to so many people watching. They all want to beat you. They all put you as the standard that they should come up to in order to make it this far," said the Mr. Pure Energy.
Youngblood Ken San Jose, who went all out in his fiery act set to Eminem's 'Lose Yourself', came in at third with a total of 94.93 points.
Both Gary and Maja commended Ken for shining through, while Billy, in between tears, called the lone performer "a champ".
"You give a new meaning to never giving up, never stopping. You're just insane. You're so blessed that you deserve to be here right now. You're a champ, you're a diamond that's just waiting to shine for the world," said Billy.
World of Dance Philippines' finale episode also featured a special dance number from artists Yassi Pressman and James Reid, who set the stage on fire together with celebrity dance group G-Force.