Justine Tan from Davao City was named winner of Tawag Ng Tanghalan: Kids Edition. He defeated defending champion Bench Ivan Nicanor on Monday, March 20, 2017.
The 11-year-old Tan won over two other contenders garnering an average score of 96.4 percent for singing “Defying Gravity ” from the musical “Wicked.”
Jaya loved Tan’s performance and for choosing a theatrical song. “You know you did it so well,” she said. “Please keep doing what you do. You are really good.”
“You hit the right notes. Singing is like telling a story. Keep on learning, use your gifts,” said Jed Madela.
Tan will be back on Wednesday to defend his title.