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That's My Boy 2019 is a segment that premiered on 26 August 2019 and concluded on 14 September 2019. It is the 2019 edition of Eat Bulaga!'s iconic talent search for little boys who are smart, cute, and talented.

Since its inception in 1991, That's My Boy has been an important stepping stool for little kids dreaming to become like their favorite celebrities they see on television.

This 2019 edition only had a short three-week run. It is part of the show's 40th anniversary resurgence of its "Tatak Eat Bulaga!segments, such as Mr. PogiLittle Miss Philippines, and Maid in the PhilippinesThe short-lived revival of these segments is meant to give the new generation of Filipinos an opportunity to get a taste of the show's several iconic competitions. These segments are done in "limited engagement" only. 

Five-year-old Dwayne Nazarene Santos, the "Vico Sotto" look-alike of Mandaluyong City, was hailed as the grand winner of That's My Boy 2019. Xiian Carl Yambao of Quezon City bagged the title of first runner-up, while Jun Jonel "Tabobong" Arag of Silang, Cavite emerged victorious as the second runner-up. 

Overview

Registration and audition

The male child talent search was open to little boys who are 7 years old or below. Auditions were held at APT Studios.

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from Monday, 26 August 2019. They were primarily hosted by Pauleen Luna, Jose Manalo, and Ryzza Mae Dizon.

Each daily round featured three new contestants who must compete against one another. The children must first introduce themselves and who their celebrity look-alike is. The contestants must then show their talent in the talent portion. Their intelligence and wit were finally tested in the question-and-answer portion.

Daily winners received a cash prize of ₱10,000 and advanced to the prejudging round of the competition. Consolation prize of ₱5,000 was given to the other daily contestants.

Wildcard rounds

The two-day-long wildcard rounds were held from 12 September to 13 September 2014. Contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their performance in the talent portion again.The children must first introduce themselves and who their celebrity look-alike is. The contestants must then show their talent in the talent portion. Their intelligence and wit were finally tested in the question-and-answer portion.

The three wildcard winners joined the eighteen other daily winners in the prejudging round of the competition.

Prejudging round

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The judges and 21 participants of the prejudging round

The prejudging round was held on Friday, 13 September 2019 at 3:00 pm. It was live streamed on the official YouTube channel of Eat Bulaga!, but was not broadcast on television. From the twenty-one winners of the daily and wildcard rounds, the prejudging round determined the Top 7 contestants.The talent portion was hosted by Luane Dy and Ruby Rodriguez, while the question-and-answer portion was hosted by Pia Guanio and Ryzza Mae Dizon.

The prejudging round was similarly formatted with a talent and a question-and-answer portion. The contestants may either provide the same exact talent or have a different performance for the talent portion. Their wit and intelligence were then tested in the question-and-answer portion with the panel of judges providing a different question to each of the twenty-one contestants.

The judges included former child actor Niño Muhlach, actress Ciara Sotto, actor Marco Alcaraz, teacher Maireen Joy Nuñez-Perez, and host Camille Prats. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 50% – Personality and intelligence
  • 50% – Talent

No decision was immediately announced at the end of the round. Announcement of the Top 7 was made on Saturday during the grand finals.

Grand finals

The grand finals of That's My Boy 2019 was held on Saturday, 14 September 2019. The talent portion was hosted by Allan K, Pauleen Luna, and Luane Dy. The question-and-answer portion was hosted by Maine Mendoza and Jose Manalo.

The judges included actress Jean Garcia, singer Julie Anne San Jose, Eat Bulaga! host Ryan Agoncillo, child psychologist Lillian Ng Gui, and director Gina Alajar. For the final time, the twenty-one contestants took their introductory walk during the opening presentation of the contest.

Announcement of prejudging round results (Top 8)

After their introductory walk, the twenty-one finalists were narrowed down into the Top 8 based on the results of the prejudging round that occurred previously. The Top 8 finalists were Zachary Ezra Daniel "Zed" Murillo, John Draven "Jaydee" Carag, George Denys Elliott, Dwayne Nazarene Santos, Marcus Teemothy "Teemee" Tadiaman, Nathan Rainer "Nate" Manalili, Xiian Carl Yambao, and Jun Jonel "Tabobong" Arag.

Final results

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2019 grand winner and runners-up

The Top 8 finalists underwent final talent and interview portions. The contestants may either provide the same exact talent or have a different performance for the talent portion. Their wit and intelligence were tested in the question-and-answer portion with the panel of judges providing a different question to each of the seven finalists.

Five-year-old Dwayne Nazarene Santos, the "Vico Sotto" look-alike of Mandaluyong City, was hailed as the grand winner of That's My Boy 2019, taking home ₱100,000 and additional prizes from the segment's sponsors. He then competed in the "Tatak Eat Bulaga!" grand showdown against the winners of other revived segments.

First runner-up Xiian Carl Yambao of Quezon City was awarded ₱30,000. Meanwhile, second runner-up Jun Jonel "Tabobong" Arag of Silang, Cavite took home ₱20,000.

Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who have been involved in the segment at some point in its run. This may include main, co-, substitute, and one-time presenters.

  • Jose Manalo
  • Allan K
  • Luane Dy
  • Baste Granfon

  • Pauleen Luna
  • Ruby Rodriguez
  • Alden Richards

  • Ryzza Mae Dizon
  • Pia Guanio
  • Maine Mendoza


Results

Daily rounds

The daily rounds were held from Monday, 26 August 2019. Each round featured three new contestants who must compete against one another. They were primarily hosted by Jose Manalo and Pauleen Luna, and Ryzza Mae Dizon.

Week of 26 August–31 August

Date Contestant Age Origin Look-Alike Result
Monday
26 August 2019
Yohan Kaiser Escanillas 4 Antipolo, Rizal Alden Richards Winner (tied)
Jayden Skye De Borja 4 Angono, Rizal Jungkook Winner (tied)
Jeffrey "Jepong" De Guzman, Jr. 4 Marikina City Rayver Cruz Eliminated
Tuesday
27 August 2019
Stanley Larius Abuloc 6 Tondo, Manila Tom Rodriguez Eliminated
Jayden Duane Aquino 5 Bamban, Tarlac Dingdong Dantes Eliminated
Ieuan Kreisler Cuyugan 5 Angeles, Pampanga Alden Richards Winner
Wednesday
28 August 2019
Janiel Louis Pagtakhan 6 General Trias, Cavite Alden Richards Eliminated
Martin Isaiah Broñola II 5 Antipolo, Rizal Coco Martin Winner
Paul Ramsey Del Mundo 5 San Juan City Derek Ramsey Eliminated
Thursday
29 August 2019
Billy Xander Lontayao 6 Taguig City Alden Richards Eliminated
Edison Tristan John Uy 6 Quezon City Vic Sotto Eliminated
Nathan Rainer "Nate" Manalili 6 Imus, Cavite Paulo Avelino Winner
Friday
30 August 2019
Xiian Carl Yambao 5 Quezon City Jose Manalo Winner (tied)
Yuan Anciano 5 Quezon City Baste Granfon Winner (tied)
Jsam Manuel Samudio 5 Antipolo, Rizal Coco Martin Winner (tied)
Saturday
31 August 2019
Markus Kielwin Galano 5 Mandaluyong City TJ Trinidad Eliminated
George Denys Elliott 4 Makati City Harry Potter Winner
Chazer Wayne Bautista 3 Taguig City Dingdong Dantes Eliminated



Week of 2 September–6 September

Date Contestant Age Origin Look-Alike Result
Monday
2 September 2019
Jun Jonel "Tabobong" Arag 4 Silang, Cavite Mark Herras Eliminated
Dione Alexus "Doydoy" Tagapulot 3 Antipolo, Rizal Alden Richards Eliminated
Dwayne Nazarene Santos 5 Mandaluyong City Vico Sotto Winner
Tuesday
3 September 2019
Prince Yohan Rivera 5 Teresa, Rizal Baste Granfon Eliminated
Derrick John "DJ" Fornoles 5 San Juan City Alden Richards Eliminated
John Draven "Jaydee" Carag 6 Antipolo, Rizal Jak Roberto Winner
Wednesday
4 September 2019
Dhon Brainard Maribay 6 Marikina City Ahmad Eliminated
Angelo Hendrix "Oyo" Guevarra 7 Meycauayan, Bulacan Drew Arellano Eliminated
Sean Gabriel Tomagos 5 Marikina City Alden Richards Winner
Thursday
5 September 2019
John Ericson Dela Torre 5 Taytay, Rizal Alden Richards Eliminated
Leighton Mavis Lapitan 6 Angono, Rizal Miguel Tanfelix Eliminated
Zachary Ezra Daniel "Zed" Murillo 3 Tondo, Manila Jose Manalo Winner
Friday
6 September 2019
Jyden "Den" Contimplacion 4 Ilocos Sur Alden Richards Eliminated
Xian Niño Tulio 4 Porac, Pampanga Baste Granfon Winner (tied)
Tyro Gabriel "TG" Daylusan 4 Caloocan City Matt Evans Winner (tied)



Week of 9 September–13 September

Date Contestant Age Origin Look-Alike Result
Monday
9 September 2019
Liam Richard Sesbreño 4 Caloocan City Alden Richards Eliminated
David James Aragon 4 Marikina City Dingdong Dantes Eliminated
Kyrie Flores 4 Marikina City Alden Richards Winner
Tuesday
10 September 2019
Jeremiah "Miah" Cruz 6 Quezon City Baste Granfon Eliminated
Marcus Teemothy Tadiaman 5 Quezon City Chris Evans Eliminated
Zither Ryle Fuentes 4 Antipolo City Alden Richards Winner
Wednesday
11 September 2019
Jairuz Kastiel "Iruz" Macawile 5 San Pedro, Laguna Alden Richards Eliminated
Kyle Ezio Buenaventura 5 Quezon City Coco Martin Eliminated
Mczyrell Bulatao 6 Lemery, Batangas Alden Richards Winner



Wildcard rounds

The two-day-long wildcard rounds were held from 12 September to 13 September 2014. Contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The wildcard winners joined the eighteen other daily winners in the prejudging round of the competition.

Date Contestant Age Origin Look-Alike Result
Thursday
12 September 2019
Dione Alexus "Doydoy" Tagapulot 3 Antipolo, Rizal Alden Richards Eliminated
Jeffrey "Jepong" De Guzman, Jr. 4 Marikina City Alden Richards Winner
Chazer Wayne Bautista 3 Taguig City Dingdong Dantes Eliminated
Friday
13 September 2019
Leighton Mavis Lapitan 6 Angono, Rizal Miguel Tanfelix Eliminated
Marcus Teemothy Tadiaman 5 Quezon City Chris Evans Winner (tied)
Jun Jonel "Tabobong" Arag 4 Silang, Cavite Mark Herras Winner (tied)



Prejudging round

The prejudging round was held on Friday, 13 September 2019 after the live show. It was live streamed on the show's official YouTube channelbut was not broadcast on television. The twenty-one daily and wildcard round winners participated in the prejudging in order to be narrowed down into seven grand finalists. Announcement of the Top 5 was made on Saturday during the grand finals.

Prejudging Participants/Grand Finalists
Kaiserescanillas1
Kaiser Escanillas
Jaydenskyedeborja2
Jayden De Borja
Ieuankreislercuyugan3
Ieuan Cuyugan
Martinisaiahbronola4
Isaiah Broñola II
Natemanalili5
Nate Manalili
Xiianyambao6
Xiian Yambao
Yuananciano7
Yuan Anciano
Jsamsamudio8
Jsam Samudio
Georgedenysalliot9
George Elliot
Dwaynesantos10
Dwayne Santos
Jaydeecarag11
Jaydee Carag
Seangabriel
Sean Tomagos
Zedmurillo
Zed Murillo
Xiantilio14
Xian Tulio
Tgdaylusan15
TG Daylusan
Kyrieflores16
Kyrie Flores
Zitherfuentes17
Zither Fuentes
Mczyrellbulatao18
Mczyrell Bulatao
Jepongdeguzman19
Jepong de Guzman
Teemeetadiaman20
Teemee Tadiaman
Tabobongarag21
Tabobong Arag



Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 14 September 2019 at APT Studios. The show was broadcast live on television. It was primarily hosted by Jose Manalo and Maine Mendoza.

Announcement of prejudging round results (Top 8)

The ten finalists were immediately narrowed down into Top 8 based on the results of the prejudging round. The eight remaining finalists then competed for the last time in the final talent and interview portions.

Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike
Zachary Ezra Daniel "Zed" Murillo 3 Tondo, Manila Jose Manalo
John Draven "Jaydee" Carag 6 Antipolo, Rizal Jak Roberto
George Denys Elliott 4 Makati City Harry Potter
Dwayne Nazarene Santos 5 Mandaluyong City Vico Sotto
Marcus Teemothy "Teemee" Tadiaman 5 Quezon City Chris Evans
Nathan Rainer "Nate" Manalili 7 Imus, Cavite Paulo Avelino
Xiian Carl Yambao 5 Quezon City Jose Manalo
Jun Jonel "Tabobong" Arag 4 Silang, Cavite Mark Herras



Final results

Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike Result
70226801 2910593838988129 6336600177909956608 o Dwayne Nazarene Santos 5 Mandaluyong City Vico Sotto Grand winner
Xiian Xiian Carl Yambao 5 Quezon City Jose Manalo First runner-up
Tabobong Jun Jonel "Tabobong" Arag 4 Silang, Cavite Mark Herras Second runner-up
Special Award
Award Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike
Online Favorite Marcus Teemothy Tadiaman 5 Quezon City Chris Evans

Trivia

  • The grand finals of That's My Boy 2019 was replayed in full on Monday, 20 April 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of all live shows, Eat Bulaga! opted to replay throwback videos of some of its most iconic segments and other special presentations from way back in the past.

List of contestants

A total of 42 contestants competed in the 2019 edition of That's My Boy. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Full List of Contestants
Contestant Age Origin Celebrity Look-Alike
Stanley Larius Abuloc 6 Tondo, Manila Tom Rodriguez
Yuan Anciano 5 Quezon City Baste Granfon
Jayden Duane Aquino 5 Bamban, Tarlac Dingdong Dantes
Jun Jonel Arag 4 Silang, Cavite Mark Herras
David James Aragon 4 Marikina City Dingdong Dantes
Chazer Wayne Bautista 3 Taguig City Dingdong Dantes
Martin Isaiah Broñola II 5 Antipolo, Rizal Coco Martin
Kyle Ezio Buenaventura 5 Quezon City Coco Martin
Mczyrell Bulatao 6 Lemery, Batangas Alden Richards
John Draven Carag 6 Antipolo, Rizal Jak Roberto
Jyden Contimplacion 4 Ilocos Sur Alden Richards
Jeremiah Cruz 6 Quezon City Baste Granfon
Ieuan Kreisler Cuyugan 5 Angeles, Pampanga Alden Richards
Tyro Gabriel Daylusan 4 Caloocan City Matt Evans
Jayden Skye De Borja 4 Angono, Rizal Jungkook
Jeffrey De Guzman, Jr. 4 Marikina City Rayver Cruz
John Ericson Dela Torre 5 Taytay, Rizal Alden Richards
Paul Ramsey Del Mundo 5 San Juan City Derek Ramsey
George Denys Elliott 4 Makati City Harry Potter
Yohan Kaiser Escanillas 4 Antipolo, Rizal Alden Richards
Kyrie Flores 4 Marikina City Alden Richards
Derrick John Fornoles 5 San Juan City Alden Richards
Zither Ryle Fuentes 4 Antipolo City Alden Richards
Markus Kielwin Galano 5 Mandaluyong City TJ Trinidad
Angelo Hendrix Guevarra 7 Meycauayan, Bulacan Drew Arellano
Leighton Mavis Lapitan 6 Angono, Rizal Miguel Tanfelix
Billy Xander Lontayao 6 Taguig City Alden Richards
Jairuz Kastiel "Iruz" Macawile 5 San Pedro, Laguna Alden Richards
Nathan Rainer Manalili 6 Imus, Cavite Paulo Avelino
Dhon Brainard Maribay 6 Marikina City Ahmad
Zachary Ezra Daniel Murillo 3 Tondo, Manila Jose Manalo
Janiel Louis Pagtakhan 6 General Trias, Cavite Alden Richards
Prince Yohan Rivera 5 Teresa, Rizal Baste Granfon
Jsam Manuel Samudio 5 Antipolo, Rizal Coco Martin
Dwayne Nazarene Santos 5 Mandaluyong City Vico Sotto
Liam Richard Sesbreño 4 Caloocan City Alden Richards
Marcus Teemothy Tadiaman 5 Quezon City Chris Evans
Dione Alexus Tagapulot 3 Antipolo, Rizal Alden Richards
Sean Gabriel Tomagos 5 Marikina City Alden Richards
Xian Niño Tulio 4 Porac, Pampanga Baste Granfon
Edison Tristan John Uy 6 Quezon City Vic Sotto
Xiian Carl Yambao 5 Quezon City Jose Manalo
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