Buildex Pagales `Bruno Mars of the Philippines´

Pilipinas Got Talent season 2 auditionee/contestant Buildex Pagales has been dubbed by fans as `Bruno Mars of the Philippines.´ The 15-year old acoustic guitarist/singer, who described himself in Friendster as “isang batang nakatira sa isang bahay na bahay din ng family ko,” performed “Billionaire” and “Just The Way You Are.”

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The teenager from Digos City became a Trending Topic worldwide on the micro-blogging platform Twitter right after the airing of his audition in Pilipinas Got Talent last weekend. Fans who saw his performance expressed so much admiration for his Bruno Mars-like vocal prowess via social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Even PGT celebrity judge Kris Aquino tweeted, “Yehey!!! I love Buildex - such an inspiring story!” right after Sunday's episode of ABS-CBN's hit talent search show.

Buildex Pagales “Bruno Mars” of the Philippines' video got more than 40,000 hits on YouTube as of this posting. Here it is, embedded for your viewing pleasure.