Little Big Superstar finalist Aria Clemente is now the Overall Grand Champion of the World (Junior Division) in the 11th World Championships of Performing Arts. The young Filipina belter hurdled many rounds of competition in five vocal categories to be in the league of 5 grand finalists from a whopping 5,000 contestants representing more than 50 countries.
Yes folks, the final 5 in the junior division were South Africa, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia and the Philippines as represented by Aria. In the final round she sang an abridged version of "Don't Rain On My Parade" from the musical Funny Girl. She won NOT only the Grand Champion Junior Vocalist of the World award but also the most prestigious "Overall Grand Champion of the World" in the junior division. Kinda like the award grabbed by Jed Madela in 2005, but in the senior division naman.
To give you an idea, watch the video of Aria singing "Don't Rain on My Parade" after the jump...
Aria Clemente – Don’t Rain on My Parade – Little Big Superstar rehearsal
Aria Clemente – Home – WCOPA 2007 Team Philippines Fundraising Concert at Teatrino June 15, 2007 (this serves as their rehearsal and fundraising at the same time)
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