Daly City, CA (PRWEB)
September 15, 2017
Long before there was “American Idol,” “The Voice,” or “America’s Got Talent,” the Philippines already had its very own talent search in Tawag ng Tanghalan. It first aired in 1953 until 1972, and was revived from 1987 to 1988. It is on this stage that hopefuls get to live their desires and dreamers get their wishes fulfilled. This is where regular, ordinary people get the opportunity to become stars. The show gave birth to OPM (Original Pilipino Music) legends like Edgar Mortiz, Pepe Pimentel, Diomedes Maturan, and superstar Nora Aunor, among others.
At present, Tawag ng Tanghalan is a segment on the popular noontime show “It’s Showtime.” Tawag ng Tanghalan remains to be the “all-time favorite search for outstanding amateur talents.” The talent search has gone global since auditions have been held in six (6) regions across the world: Region 1–North America, Region 2–Europe, Region 3–Middle East, Region 4–Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia, Region 5–Japan/Taiwan/South Korea, and Region 6-Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea/Guam/Saipan.
In North America, the competition is down to 20 semi-finalists from different parts of the U.S. and Canada. Twenty dreamers with their distinct voices and their individual stories, are vying to make it to the North America Regional Cluster Finals.
The 20 semi-finalists are: Rachel Bergado, Jeena Dimaandal, Denise Gonzales, Louise Lagunda, Michelle Macasero, Alexis Magsambol, Steven Paysu, Adriana Perry, Jamil Pidlaoan, and George Villanea (California); Jing Wenghofer (Illinois); Elizabeth Sooy (New Jersey); Joshua Bation (Pennsylvania); Marie Joy Amaro (Texas); Danielle Jade Laganson (Alberta); Venus Therese Ramos (Manitoba); Jean Pauline Aytona, Jeline Mauricio, Abigail Natnat, and Paul Alfredson Reyes (Ontario).
To become a Global Tawag ng Tanghalan winner is a prestigious honor accorded to those who survive the rigorous auditions. Of these 20, the top 10 will move on to the North America Regional Finals to be held on October 14, 2017 at the Thomas…