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During the Q&A portion, the contestants appeared to have better answers than in the previous contests. It seemed that the contestants were given the questions beforehand so they could better prepare. Perhaps, the organizers were trying to avoid moments when contestants could not give answers out of nervousness or inability to understand the question. However, there were scenes that were edited out prior to the airing on TV. Here are some of them:
Candidate A was asked by one of the foreign judges her definition of happiness. She began by describing the Philippines. Of course, everyone, from the host to the judges to the madame organizer (M), was stunned. M and the other BPCI members signalled for a repeat. The foreign judge asked the question again. After apologizing, A was able to answer the question.
Candidate B projected confidence prior to being asked. She even sang a Spanish song before answering but this was not shown on air anymore. Her question was about social media. After her first statement, the audience waited and waited and waited for the next sentence. The first and second rings sounded but B said no more. Again, M asked for a repeat. In the second attempt, B was able to answer but it was not a brilliant one. Still, B ended among the winners. This verdict left the coliseum audience asking why she even got a place given her inability to answer.
Candidate C was asked how she could show the rest of the world why it was more fun in the Philippines. By this time, the audience were already shouting as they were still recovering from the initial answer of A. C was able to answer but her effort did not land her any place.
Not airing these actual scenes deprived the TV audience from seeing how the contestants were unable to withstand the pressure of the Q&A (and how they could have recovered from it). More importantly, these edited scenes spared the contestants from gaining fame via viral videos poking fun at their miscues.