Bench Ivan Nicanor, son of puto vendor, was named winner of Tawag Ng Tanghalan: Kids Edition on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
Nicanor, 11 years old, wowed the audience and judges with his version of “I Who Have Nothing,” originally performed by Welsh singer Tom Jones.
“You are really good,” said judge Yeng Constatino. “You are so adorable and charming. You are not only a good singer, but also you are fun to watch. You know what you are doing and you sing from the heart,” she added.
Nicanor from Caloocan City joined the competition not only to pursue his dreams, but also to help his family financially.
He will be back on the show on Monday to defend his title.