Wow! This farmer from Negros Occidental is the Tawag Ng Tanghalan (TNT) Grand Finals’ first winner!
The TNT Grand Finals unfolded Saturday on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime, and six contenders vied for the top place, namely; Carlmalone Montecido, Froilan Canlas, Marielle Montellano, Noven Belleza, Pauline Agupitan and Sam Mangubat. Public votes helped these contestants win.
The judges (Hurados) of the final show were: Billy Crawford, Erik Santos, Jaya, Karylle, K Brosas, Karla Estrada, Louie Ocampo, Mitoy Yonting, Nyoy Volante, Ogie Alcasid, Rico J. Puno, Yeng Constantino and Rey Valera as Punong Hurado .
From the six grand finalists, the hurados and public voters picked their Final 3 —Sam Mangubat, Froilan Canlas and Noven Belleza.
The final three then performed once more for the hurados and the voters.
It was a medley of classic OPM songs by Kuh Ledesma for Canlas which was a powerful performance overall. Mangubat rendered Bruno Mars hits with suave dance moves. And for Belleza it was an Air Supply medley which took the studio by storm.
TNT’s first winner Belleza takes home a recording package, negosyo package, a family vacation package, two million pesos and a new house and lot.
Here’s his winning performance:
Take a glimpse of his life as a farmer and his October rendition of Ako’y Lupa and during the Semi-Finals round:
Meanwhile, here’s the great performance of Canlas:
And of course, Mangubat’s own energetic rendition of Bruno Mars medley: