The Philippines’ all-time favorite search for outstanding amateur talent Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime” goes global

The Top 10 contestants (in no particular order) vying for chance to be part of the global representatives to the grand showdown at Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime” this December 2017.

From an iconic singing competition that became the staple of every Philippine household’s afternoon radio listening and eventually TV viewing for nearly two decades since 1953, “Tawag ng Tanghalan (Call of the Stage)” continues its symphony as the Philippines’ all-time favorite search for outstanding amateur talent, to date.  As the latest revival at top-rating variety show “It’s Showtime” continues the tradition of providing the platform for singers with nary a professional exposure but with a gamut of talent, ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel (TFC) take it even further as they bring the tour de force that is Tawag ng Tangalan globally.

After a good turnout of Filipino amateur singers who could very well be professional performers themselves, at the launches in June in North America, Asia and Europe, anticipation is high this quarter as the region finals begin, starting in Europe this September 17 at the Halle E + G MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria.

In mid-September, ABS-CBN, TFC and DZMM’s Global Pinoy Singing Idol, will pit the best of the best from the continent — performers who garnered the highest judges’ scores and online votes:

  • Bernardite Steiger is a Filipina married to an Austrian in Wien who once dreamt of becoming a famous singer but first parked her dream to help her family and then to raise her own, next. Now, she is taking chances to fulfill her dream once again
  • Louise Denciv Auman was born and raised in Wien, Austria. Before joining Global Tawag ng Tanghalan, she had been in fact, a youtuber who had her own channel of uploads.  She has then become inactive because of work.  Now with Global Tawag ng Tanghalan it seems that she is up for a revival.
  • Austrian born and raised Annabel Hernandez had also been part of the Austrian music industry even before joining but had to postpone for her studies. Now she returns to try to make her mark once again.
  • Fellow Austrian-born Rinnalyn Silang’s entry into Tawag ng Tanghalan is accidental. Originally just a companion of friend who vied for a slot, she went on to shine on her own.  Now, she is continuing the battle to win for her friend.
  • Geraldine Marsak-Lopez of Vienna, Austria has a unique story to tell. Her left thyroid had been removed and there continues a chance for her to lose her voice. So, before she possibly loses it, she sent her video to Global Tawag ng Tanghalan and the rest, they say is history.
  • Paris, France-based Marnelli Oliva was originally from Bulacan in Luzon Philippines.  Her voice is as sweet as the delights for which her province is known.  She is set to prove she is a talent to reckon, proud to represent her province and to dedicate her performance to her mother.
  • Alexandra Yatco of Varby Gard, Sweden is perhaps the youngest in the group but she can prove that age is not a deterrent to one’s pursuit of talent. In fact, she was also beset with health problems that forced her to stop schooling. However, she is proud to have turned her time off from school into an opportunity to learn the guitar.
  • Marlita Schon of Stockhom, Sweden has a unique motivation for joining — to be able to help poor children in her community. If she wins the Region Finals, she hopes to use the prizes for her MSJ Foundation.
  • Joy Bautista of Madrid, Spain was a teacher before she first set foot in Europe as an au pair (defined by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas as a young, unmarried Filipino without children who is placed under a cultural exchange arrangement with a European host family for a maximum period of time).  Driven by her sister, she pursued a life in Spain.  Wherever life takes her, she brings her music everywhere she goes, even at church.
  • Arnold Soria of Madrid, Spain is adopted and was raised by his aunt and uncle like he was their own. Soria draws emotion from this and his experience as an overseas Filipino in his songs which he offers for people he considers his family in the Philippines.

Known for the Filipino wealth in talent and this line-up, both judges and voters will face the toughest challenge yet — identify who will be the first Global Tawag ng Tanghalan representatives from Europe.

These contestants face the challenge of becoming the first global representative and the second grand champion following the footsteps of Tawag ng Tanghalan greats that include Superstar Nora Aunor, Perry Como of the Philippines Diomedes Maturan and director Bobot Mortiz.

Judges include ABS-CBN Integrated News Head Ging Reyes; Toolstation Chief Finance Officer Alfonso Pinto and ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Luis Bariuan.

Two winners will be declared winners and will flown in to represent Europe and compete with other regional finalists in the global showdown happening at the “It’s Showtime” studios in Manila on December 2017.  

Meantime, paying tribute to the Filipino talents are two iconic artists: Rockoustic Princess and Tawag ng Tanghalan sa It’s Showtime hurado (judge) Yeng Constantino and multi-faceted actor, athlete and singer Matteo Guidicelli, in song.


Filipinos who wish to show their support for their kababayans can get the tickets from the following: FORTEPINO At Your Service from Aries Fortuna at telephone no. ‎06763573492; Andrea Dano Gomes with tel. no. +436764667844; Pinoyloading from Schellhammergasse 22; Adel Calanog at tel. no. 0676 56 11162; Sunshine Hair Salon at Heine Strasse 42 1020 Vienna in Austria and with tel. no. +43 5322653; and Marizel Rojas via + 43 699 14596190.

VIP ticket holders can get a chance to have a photo opportunity with the celebrity guests and join the pre-event cocktails with surprise guests. Tickets are at € 50 while General Admission is at and € 25.  Gates open at 1 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m.

Watch out for the other other region finals in other continents: October 14 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas; November 3 via the One Music Experience (1MX) at the Dubai Ampitheater in the Middle East and this 4th quarter in Asia Pacific.

For more information on Global Tawag ng Tanghalan regional finals in Europe, visit emea.kapamilya.com or facebook.com/TFCEurope.  Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

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“Tawag ng Tanghalan” patuloy na nagbibigay kasiyahan at inspirasyon mula noon hanggang ngayon, mula Pilipinas at sa ibang bansa
Kauna-unahang Global Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime” regional finals maguumpisa na, simula sa Austria sa September 17; pinakamagagaling na singers sa Europe, magtatagisan na

Mula sa pagiging pinakapaboritong search para sa outstanding amateur talent noong dekada ’50, patuloy pa ring inaabangan ang “Tawag ng Tanghalan” sa pagbibigay nito ng pagkakataon para sa mga di pa kilala ngunit hitik sa talent na mga Filipino singers.  Nagsimula sa radyo at umabot sa telebisyon, patuloy ang pag-level up ng pagbibigay-saya at inspirasyon ng pamosong kompetisyon dahil mula sa Pilipinas via “It’s Showtime, may global version na ito via The Filipino Channel (TFC).

Matapos ang matagumpay na pagbubukas ng global search noong mid-June inaabangan na ngayon ang napipintong tagisan ng mga winners sa regional finals na gaganapin sa bawat kontinente, simula sa Europe na magaganap sa Septmber 17 sa Halle E + G MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria.

Sa Europe regional finals na isasagawa ng TFC sa pakikipagtulungan ng DZMM Pinoy Singing Idol, magtatapat ang sampung finalists mula sa iba’t-ibang parte ng kontinete, para sa pagkakataong maging kauna-unahang global representative at nang magloan ay magkaroon ng pagkakataong maging ikalawang Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand Champion.

Matindi ang pamantayang una nang nilatag ng mga produkto ng iconic competition mula kay Superstar Nora Aunor hanggang sa Perry Como of the Philippines na si Diomedes Maturan at kabilang pa si Direk Bobot Mortiz.  Dahil dito, todo ang preparasyon at pati na rin excitement ng sampung finalists na iba’t iba ang pinangagalingan.

Ngayon pa lang ay excited na si Bernardite Steiger, isang Filipina na nakapangasawa ng isang Austrian dahil ito na ang pagkakataon niyang maging pamosong singer — isang panaginip na isinantabi para sa pamilya at para bumuo ng sarili niyang pamilya.

Natigil din ang pangarap ng Austria-born and raised na si Annabel Hernandez.  Sa kaniyang kabataan, bahagi na siya ng Austrian music industry ngunit dahil sa trabaho ay natigil ito.  Ngayon, siya ay nagbabalik sa kaniyang industriyang kinalakihan.

Isang youtuber naman ang isa pang Austria-born and raised na si Louise Denciv Auman.  Dahil sa trabaho, natigil siya sa pag-upload ng video pero ngayon, mukhang magkakaroon ito ng motibo para balikan ang naiwang mundo.

Kakaiba naman ang inspirasyon ng Austrian-born na si Rinnalyn Silang.  Noong una ay sinamahan lamang ang kaibigan sa audition ngunit naging regional finalist nang kalaunan.   Ngayon, itinutuloy niya ang laban para sa kaibigan.

Nakaka-inspire naman ang ipinaglalaban ni Geraldine Marsak-Lopez ng Vienna, Austria.  Noong July 2017 tinanggal ang kaniyang kaliwang thyroid at nanganganib itong mawala. Bago pa ito tuluyang mawala, nagdesisyon siyang ipadala ang kaniyang video sa Global Tawag ng Tanghalan.

Tubong Bulacan naman si Marnelli Oliva ng Paris, France.  Tulad nang tamis ng mga sweets kung saan nakilala ang kaniyang home province, kasing tamis din ang boses at ngiti ng dalaga. Ngayong Global Tawag ng Tanghalan Region Finals, papatunayan ng dalaga na karapat-dapat siyang maging bahagi ng global showdown sa Manila. Inaalay niya ang kaniyang performance sa mga kababayan at sa mga magulang.

Matindi naman ang inspirasyon ni Marlita Schon ng Stockhom, Sweden para manalo — ang mga batang mahihirap.  Kapag nananalo siya, popondohan niya ang kaniyang foundation para sa mga bata –ang MJS Foundation na hango sa kaniyang initals.

Isa sa pinakabata sa grupo si Alexandra Yatco ng Varby Gard, Sweden. Ngunit bata man siya, ipapakita niyang hindi balakid ang edad sa tagumpay na matatamasa ng isang singer. Sa katunayan, nasadlak sa isang health condition noong bata na nakapagpatigil sa kaniyang magaral ngunit ginamit niya itong motivation para magdagdag kaalaman, partikular sa pagigitara.

Isa pang young Filipino ang kabilang sa region finals — Joy Bautista ng Madrid, Spain.  Teacher siya sa Pilipinas na nagpunta sa Europa bilang au pair (ayon sa Commission on Filipinos Overseas ay isang young, unmarried na Filipino na walang anak at nakapaloob sa isang cultural exchange arrangement sa isang European host family sa loob ng isang particular period of time).  Ngayon, hudyat ng kaniyang kapatid, ay tumuloy na siya pagsimula ulit sa Spain.  Nalipat man siya, dala-dala niya ang hilig sa musika at pagawit.

Dala naman ng experience niya sa pamilya, gamit ito ni Arnold Soria ng Madrid, Spain sa bawat performance. Pinalaki ng kaniyang tito at tita na para bang siya ay tunay na kanila kaya naman inaaalay niya ang bawat tagumpay sa tinuturing na pangalawang magulang.

Dahil sa pambihirang anking talento ng mga finalists, pati na rin ang kanilang pinanggagalingan, tiyak ang mga judges na haharap sila sa isang matinding pagsubok.

Kabilang sa judges na ito sina ABS-CBN Integrated News Head Ging Reyes; Toolstation Chief Finance Officer Alfonso Pinto at ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Luis Bariuan.

Samantala, magbibigay-pugay rin ang Kapamilya celebrities tulad nina: Rockoustic Princess at Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime” hurado na si Yeng Constantino at multi-faceted actor, athlete and singer Matteo Guidicelli.

Inaanyayahan ang mga supporters ng region finalists na sumuporta.  Mabibili ang tickets sa FORTEPINO At Your Service ni Aries Fortuna sa telephone no. ‎06763573492; Andrea Dano Gomes na may tel. no. na +436764667844; Pinoyloading mula Schellhammergasse 22; Adel Calanog sa tel. no. 0676 56 11162; Sunshine Hair Salon sa Heine Strasse 42 1020 Vienna in Austria na may tel. no. +43 5322653; at Marizel Rojas sa numerong + 43 699 14596190.

Samantala, may special privileges ang VIP ticket holders tulad ng tsansang makakuha ng  photo opportunity kasama ang celebrity guests at makasama ang surprise guests para sa pre-event cocktails. Ang tickets ay nagkakahalagang €50 samantalang ang General Admission ay nasa €25.  Magbubukas ang gates open ng 1 p.m. at magissimula ang show ng 3:00 p.m.

Abangan naman ang region finals sa iba pang continents: October 14 sa Thomas and Mack Center sa Las Vegas; November 3 sa One Music Experience (1MX) sa Dubai Ampitheater sa Middle East at sa 4th quarter sa Asia Pacific.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bisitahin ang emea.kapamilya.com o facebook.com/TFCEurope.  Maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas at i-follow ang KapamilyaTFC sa Twitter at Instagram.

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