MANILA -- The seven-day reign of cover artist Sam Mangubat on "Tawag ng Tanghalan" ended on Monday after a new champion was crowned on the popular singing competition of "It's Showtime."
Rommel Collao got a score of 94.6% from the judges for his his rendition of Air Supply's "Sweet Dreams." This was enough to snap the win streak of Mangubat, who received 93%. for his cover of N Sync's "This I Promise You."
The 35-year-old cockfight gaffer and a habal-habal driver from Bukidnon said he joined "Tawag ng Tanghalan" to fulfill his dreams for his family.
Collao will return to the "It's Showtime" stage on Tuesday to defend his title. He needs five wins to advance to the semifinals.
It's Showtime, November 28, 2016