All 14 finalists performed live on stage at the at the 2008 McDonalds Worldwide Convention in Orlando, Florida. Three hopefuls advanced to the grand finale: Our very own Mary Margaret Yu from Davao del Sur, Candido Revilles (who is also a Filipino) representing Canada and Natercia Pintor from Portugal.
In the end, Natercia Pintor from Portugal who sang “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” won the grand prize. Mary Margaret Yu took won second place winning US $10,000.00. Candido Revilles took 3rd place and a cash prize of US$5,000.00.
Here’s the video clip of the winner, Natercia Pintor: