Filipino talents from Austria earn back-to-back wins at the 1st Global Tawag ng Tanghalan Europe Region Finals


It’s a homerun for two Filipino talents from Austria as they emerged winners at the first ever Global Tawag ng Tanghalan held recently at Halle E + G MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

Bernardite Steiger and Loiuse Auman are the official representatives of the continent to the first-ever global showdown of “Tawag ng Tanghalan sa It’s Showtime” in Manila.  The competition, co-produced by ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) and DZMM Teleradyo, also bestowed upon the two homegrown talents the crown as the DZMM’s Global Pinoy Singing Idol Europe region winners.

From out of 10 contestants, Steiger and Auman both from Vienna, bagged the two titles for their tone quality, voice projection, consistency, and over-all impact.

It was a tough job for judges – Senior Vice President Ging Reyes who heads ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs, Toolstation Chief Finance Officer Alfonso Pinto, and ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Luis Bariuan.

According to Reyes, chairman of the panel of judges, the contestants performed superbly in the audition and pre-finals round, and there were some who stood out.  But she quickly adds, “during the final round, the dynamics on stage changed.  The judging became more difficult for us as the contestants belted it out and gave their all.  I must say it was a tough battle, but the two winners rightfully earned their victories”.

Hard as it was for the judges, the win was a complete surprise for Steiger who has not been singing on stage for a long time.  In her youth, Steiger dreamed of being a singer but had to give it up for the sake of her family in Leyte in the Philippines. After migrating to Europe, she once again parked her dream for her own family.  However, when TFC announced the Global Tawag ng Tanghalan competition, she did not hesitate to join.

Steiger fulfilled her dream with her winning rendition of Shirley Bassey’s hit, “I Who Have Nothing.”

“Honestly, no, I did not really believe that I will win because my opponents are really great singers especially when I heard them singing and performing in our Pre-Finals.  I already thought of the two possible winners but they did not include me,” Steiger said.

The other winner, Auman used to post her cover songs on youtube, but had to stop for a while because of the demands of work.  But she was enticed to join the Global ng Tanghalan stage.  On the night of the competition, she earned the judges’ nod for her remarkable stage presence and crisp rendition of “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

Auman said she was not actually thinking about winning. “I was just enjoying the experience. I prayed to God for guidance and that He may be with me during my performance. I just wanted to have fun and perform again. My intentions were never on winning,’ she adds.

TFC will fly both regional winners to the global showdown of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” on “It’s Showtime” where Steiger and Auman will compete with other Region Finalists from North America, Middle East and Asia Pacific for a chance to be the first global representatives to the Tawag ng Tanghalan (Huling Tapatan).   They may also have a chance to compete for the title of second Grand Champion.

In January, DZMM will bring the mother of two and the youtuber to the Global Pinoy Singing Idol Grand Finals to compete against regional winners from Canada and Malaysia.

Both winners won USD 1,000 in cash and a round-trip from Vienna to the Philippines.

Kapamilya stars Yeng Constantino and Matteo Guidicelli were also in Vienna to meet with the contestants and perform for the Filipino crowd.  Filipino source of pride Ms. Philippines Earth-Water 2016 Melanie Mader and Wilson Budoy of “The Voice Kids Germany 2016” also came to show their support.  Global Tawag ng Tanghalan was hosted by DZMM’s “Showbuzz” host Ahwel Paz and local talent dubbed Austria’s Favorite George delos Santos.

Watch out for the other Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime” region finals in other continents at the last quarter of 2017 in North America, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

For more information about Global Tawag ng Tanghalan and other TFC events, please visit emea.kapamilya.com or facebook.com/TFCEurope. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and @KapamilyaGlobalPR at IG and Twitter.  For Global Pinoy Singing Idol, follow DZMM’s official facebook, IG and Twitter pages.

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Mga pambato ng Austria, nakamit ang back-to-back  regional wins sa
1st Global Tawag ng Tanghalan sa EU
Bernardite Steiger at Louise Auman, wagi sa dalawang singing competition ng
TFC at DZMM.

 Nasungkit kamakailan ng dalawang Pinay mula sa Vienna, Austria ang back-to-back wins sa kauna-unahang Global Tawag ng Tanghalan Europe Region Finals na ginanap sa Halle E + G MuseumsQuartier.

Sina Bernardite Steiger at Louise Auman ang tinanghal na official representatives sa kauna-unahang global showdown ng “Tawag ng Tanghalan” ng “It’s Showtime.”  Bukod pa dito, sila rin ang Regional Winners ng DZMM Global Pinoy Singing Idol.

 

Napagtagumpayan ng magkababayan na sina Steiger at Auman ang competition na hatid ng ABS-CBN TFC at DZMM Teleradyo at pinamunuan ng judges na sina Senior Vice President Ging Reyes ng ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs, Toolstation Chief Finance Officer Alfonso Pinto, at ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Luis Bariuan.

Ayon kay Steiger, hindi niya inaasahang mananalo siya lalo na’t matagal na siyang hindi nagtanghal sa entablado.  Isinantabi niya ang pangarap na maging singer nang mag-abroad alang-alang sa sa pamilya sa probinsiya, at nang magkaroon na ng sariling pamilya sa Austria.   Kaya naman nang nanawagan ang The Filipino Channel (TFC) at DZMM Pinoy Singing Idol (PSI), tinugunan niya ito.  Inawit ni Steiger sa kompetisyon ang “I Who Have Nothing” ni Shirley Bassey, na nagdala sa kanya ng tagumpay.

Aniya: “Honestly, no, I did not really believe that I will win because my opponents are really great singers especially when I heard them singing and performing in our Pre-Finals.  I already thought of the two possible winners but they did not include me.”

Mas sanay naman sa performance si Auman dahil dati na siyang nagpalabas sa sariling youtube channel. Pero hindi rin siya umasang mananalo dahil sumali lang siya upang magsaya at magbigay-saya.

Tunay ngang naghatid ng saya si Auman sa mga magulang matapos niyang masungkit ang isa sa dalawang slots.  Aniya, “I was just enjoying the experience. I prayed to God for guidance and that He may be with me during my performance. I just wanted to have fun and perform again. My intentions were never on winning.”

Ayon sa judges na pinamunuan ni Reyes, nagpakita ng galling ang lahat ng contestants kaya nahirapan sila sa pagpili ng winners. “During the selection process, it was clear who stood out and who qualified to become finalists.  However, during the finals the dynamics on stage changed.  The judging became more difficult as the contestants gave their all”.  Dagdag niya, “I must say it was a tough battle, but the two winners rightfully earned their victories.”

Nagwagi ng tig-isang libong dolyar ang dalawang overseas Pinoy at round-trip tickets para makasali sa kompetisyon sa Manila.

 

 

Sa Disyembre, magkakaalaman kung hanggang saan sila dadalhin ng kanilang talent sa global showdown ng Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime.” Dito malalaman kung sino ang magiging kauna-unahang global representatives at kung papalarin, ang ikalawang grand champion ng sikat na kompetisyon.

Sa January naman, malalaman kung sino sa kanila ang magiging Grand Winner ng Global Pinoy Singing Idol matapos ang pagtatapat nila sa mga iba pang regional winners simula sa Canada, at Malaysia.
Sa Region Finals, nagbahagi rin ng kanilang performances sina Pop Rock Royalty Yeng Constantino at multi-talented Kapamilya Heartthrob na si Matteo Guidicelli.  Hosts naman sina DZMM “Showbuzz” anchor Ahwel Paz at tinaguriang Austria’s Favorite George delos Santos.   Dumalo rin ang Philippines’ pride na sina Ms. Philippines Earth-Water 2016 Melanie Mader at The Voice Kids Germany 2016 Wilson Budoy na nagpaunlak din ng ilang awitin.


Abangan naman ang region finals ng Tawag ng Tanghalan sa iba pang continents ngayong last quarter sa North America, Middle East at Asia Pacific.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa Global Tawag ng Tanghalan at iba pang events, bisitahin ang emea.kapamillya.com o facebook.com/TFCEurope. Maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas at bisitahin ang KapamilyaTFC at KapamilyaGlobalPR sa IG at Twitter.

Para sa Global Pinoy Singing Idol, i-follow ang official FB, IG at Twitter pages ng DZMM.

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Marianne Ferrer-de Vera
ABS-CBN Global Ltd.
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global_corporate_affairs@abs-cbn.com (EMAIL)

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