WATCH: Sam Mangubat Sings “Desperado,” Still Tawag Ng Tanghalan Champ

Youtube star Sam Mangubat is still the defending champion of ABS-CBN “It’s Showtime” singing competition “Tawag Ng Tanghalan.”

On Thursday (August 18), Mangubat serenade the audience and the judges with his version of “Desperado” by the Eagles, defeating daily round winner Marlon Montecillo from Visayas, who performed his version of “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra.

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After tabulating the final results, the judges revealed that Mangubat from Laguna earned a total average score of 94.8 percent while Montecillo received only 90.8 percent.

Mangubat took home a total cash prize of P85,000 and will return on Tawag Ng Tanghalan stage on Friday to defend his title.