The Diamond Star,who was one of the judges, gave Team Anne, Ryan and Nadine a poor score for their music video-like performance. She only scored 6, resulting in their team's loss.
Other four judges - Direk Rory Quintos , Janno Gibbs, Ina Raymundo and Marc Logan - gave their team 3 10's and a 9.
Thus, some netizens lambasted her for giving them such score.
One netizen said: 'Bakit pa kasi kinuhang judge si Maricel Soriano, biased na nga at ang fake pa magbigay ng comments and score.'
"Pero epic talaga yung 6 na score ni Maricel Soriano sa Team Anne like, what? Huh? Paano? I don't expect them to win but hey, they don't deserve a "6". Parang di ka fit mag judge!" other one said.
Seriously Maricel Soriano??? Dika marunong mag appreciate. I started to hate you. #ShowtimeLetsCelebr8 pic.twitter.com/NDBsgLC4C3— Dane Bruces (@YlnadKram) October 21, 2017
We need an explanation from ms.Maricel Soriano where did she get that 6.. We have the right to know.. Thanks. #ShowtimeLetsCelebr8— Chang Ann (@changann83) October 22, 2017
Nakakaloka naman si Maricel Soriano? San niya nahugot yung 6? Yung totoo?? 😂— WINNER IS COMING (@NadnissEverdeen) October 21, 2017
Meanwhile, others were quick to defend her, telling everyone to respect her way of judging.
As much as i want to give @annecurtissmith a score higher than 6, d ako Judge! Respect Maricel Soriano! Score nya yun! #ShowtimeLetsCelebr8— Mang Inasar (@Mang_INASAR) October 21, 2017
For those who want to understand WHY please read - Why Maricel Soriano need not explain her score by Isabel Felix #WeLoveYouMaricelSoriano pic.twitter.com/YgokN7r3Ld— Maricel Soriano News (@DiamondStarNews) October 21, 2017
Team Vhong was hailed as this year's Magpasikat grand champion. Team Vice Ganda, Jugs and Teddy placed 2nd while Team Karylle and Jhong landed in third place.