Janine Berdin Sixteen-year-old Janine Berdin of Cebu became the latest singer to be named the grand champion of “It’s Showtime’s” “Tawag ng Tanghalan” at Aliw Theater on June 2.
Janine recorded the highest total average score of 96.11% from the combined hurado scores and text and online votes, thrashing Ato Arman (74.27%) of Bukidnon and Steven Paysu (61.80%) of California.
The youngest in the competition, Janine was also the first to enter Saturday’s grand showdown during the weeklong grand finals. Her performances frequently garnered raved from the judges and have racked up millions of views on YouTube.
In the final round, Janine earned a standing ovation from the judges and the madlang people in Aliw Theater after she sang a medley of songs by Bamboo—“Noypi,” “Tatsulok” and “Hallelujah.”
Before this, she performed Sampaguita’s “Nosi Balasi.”
As the grand champion, Janine won a vacation package from 2GO, a musical gadgets package from JB Music, a livelihood package from Siomai House, premium television sets from HKTV, management contracts, a house and lot from Camella, P2 million and a trophy created by visual artist Toym Imao.
Second placer Ato received P500,000, while third placer Steven was awarded P250,000.
After the vocal showdowns in “Tawag ng Tanghalan,” beauty queens will take over the “It’s Showtime” stage in the grand finals of the “Miss Q & A” segment on June 30.