Filipino singer Jovan Aquino, who hails from San Pablo, Laguna, was named the first-ever winner of “The One UAE,” which is said to be the largest reality competition in the United Arab Emirates.
On Instagram, Aquino said the results of the competition were announced just minutes before the New Year countdown.
“I’m still speechless and I still couldn’t believe it. What a way to close 2018’s door and what a great start for me this 2019,” he wrote in the caption of his post.
“Lord God, you have paved my way here since the very beginning. To my family, relatives, and friends who never stopped believing in me, THANK YOU,” he added.
For his last performance, Aquino sang "Feeling Good” by Michael Buble.
According to Aquino, the competition lasted for a month and he enjoyed every minute of it “not thinking that eventually, I’ll be the one.”
As seen in the photo, Aquino won 12,500 United Arab Emirates dirhams.