WATCH: Francis Concepcion Jr. Sings ‘Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,’ Still Tawag Ng Tanghalan Kids Champ

Francis Concepcion Jr. from Zamboanga is still the defending champion of It’s Showtime’s singing competition “Tawag Ng Tanghalan Kids.”

On Friday, May 12, Francis defeated daily winner Ryeo Bea Nalda from Metro Manila with his performance of “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,” a song popularized by Lani Misalucha.

His performance received the highest score from the judges with a total average of 96.8 percent, while Ryeo received 91.4 percent for singing “Narito Ako” by Regine Velasquez.

On Thursday, Francis impressed the audience as well as the judges for belting out Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Alone.” Watch the full video of his performance here

Francis take home a total of P60,000 and will return on Tawag Ng Tanghalan stage on Saturday to defend his third win.