YouTube cover artist is new 'Tawag' champ

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 16 2016 04:10 PM

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MANILA -- "Tawag ng Tanghalan" has another new champion.

Monday's winner Emmalou Cruz had a short reign on the singing contest of "It's Showtime" after she was defeated by Sam Mangubat from Laguna.

Mangubat, one-half of the YouTube cover duo Sam & Jun, defeated Cruz with his performance of Westlife's "Flying Without Wings," which got a score of 95.6% from the judges.

Cruz, who performed the Aegis classic "Luha," got a score of 92.4%.

Mangubat said he joined the singing competition to fulfill his dream of becoming a popular singer and help his family. He will return to the "It's Showtime" stage on Wednesday to seek a second straight win. 

It's Showtime, August 16, 2016