“Tawag ng Tanghalan” has named Noven Belleza as the grand winner on Saturday. With an average score of 99.96 percent, he won over two other finalists by the votes of the audience and the judges.

Noven Belleza wins “Tawag ng Tanghalan”

A rice farmer from Negros Occidental, Belleza has won the hearts of the audience and the judges of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” with his heartfelt performances. More than that, everyone was touched by his determination to pull his family out of poverty.

ABS-CBN News quoted the singer when he said that his family only lives off a weekly income of P1,000. Belleza said he sacrificed his own education to help his younger siblings get decent schooling.

"Minsan naiinggit din ako sa mga ka-edad ko dahil sila libro iyong hawak, ako, kalabaw at pang-araro,” he said. "Pero kailanman ay hindi ko ikakahiya ang pinanggalingan ko kasi dito ako naging matibay."

“Tawag ng Tanghalan” top 3

Belleza bested fellow top 3 finalists Sam Mangubat and Froilan Canlas, who placed second and third, respectively. Each performed a medley of their choice where Belleza sang, to the applause of the crowd and judges, an Air Supply Medley.

Prior to that, Belleza wowed the crowd with his performance of “May Bukas Pa” in the first round of the competition. The inspirational song is an original song of TV and music personality Rico Puno who happens to seat as one of the “Tawag ng Tanghalan” judges.

He bested three other contenders including Carl Malone Montecido, Pauline Agupitan and Marielle Montellano. The three made it to the top 6 of the grand finals but failed to make it to the final 3 cut. Each will receive P100,000 consolation prize.

Fans rejoice on social media

Fans and netizens were quick to react on the result of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” grand finals. Many congratulated the winner while others hoped for a different ending. Here are some of the tweets:

Belleza willl take home P2 million, a recording contract, and a house and lot. He will also receive a musical package, business package and family vacation package.

Watch the winning performance of Belleza below:

Tawag ng Tanghalan: Noven Belleza | Air Supply Medley (Final 3 Performance)

Tawag ng Tanghalan: Noven Belleza wins Tawag ng Tanghalan

Source: YouTube/ABS-CBN Entertainment

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