Mama Sessionista of Pagadian Maricel Callo and Sweet Songstress of Laguna Mary Gidget Dela Llana have been named the first two grand finalists of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” on “It’s Showtime.”
Both singers garnered the highest combined scores from the judges and the madlang people’s text votes – 93.45% for Maricel and 86.53% for Gidget – in the week-long semi-finals held from March 28 to April 2.
They beat fellow contenders Dominador Alviola Jr. who got a score of 85.63%, as well as Rachel Gabreza and Jaime Navarro, who fell short with 78.53% and 64.41%, respectively.
Maricel and Gidget both won P150,000 each, while the other three brought home a consolation prize of P25,000 each. The five semi-finalists also won the cash prize they amassed during their run as defending champions before the semi-finals.
Don’t miss the talented Pinoy singers as they battle for supremacy in the return of “Tawag ng Tanghalan,” in the noontime variety show “It’s Showtime,” Mondays to Saturdays in ABS-CBN. For more information, follow “Tawag ng Tanghalan” on Facebook (facebook.com/TawagNgTanghalan), Twitter (@TNTABSCBN), and Instagram (@TawagNgTanghalan). Be updated with the latest happenings on “It’s Showtime” by also following the show on Facebook and Twitter (@ItsShowtimena).