Your Song of Excellence 2023, Taiwan Excellence's search for the best singers and songwriters in the Philippines co-presented by Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness & Wellness, concluded its third-year run this Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Ayala Malls Market! Market! Taguig City.
The Live Grand Finals Event witnessed a celebration of outstanding Filipino talent, with the Top 3 Grand Finalists from both the Singer and Songwriter Categories fighting it out until the bitter end. The Finale began with an energizing performance of the Your Song of Excellence 2023 jingle by Celebrity Judges Yeng Constantino, Arthur Nery, Ice Seguerra, and Paulo Zarate before battling it out on the big stage.
The Judges of Your Song of Excellence 2023 (From left to right: Paulo Zarate, Arthur Nery, Ice Seguerra, and Yeng Constantino)
This Grand Finals performance round for the Singer Category was nothing short of incredible, with three powerhouse performers who have been shaped by their respective singing journeys, each of which led to the Grand Finals stage. In the end, Julius Cawaling triumphed with two equally thrilling performances, defeating first runner Louise Alivio and second runner-up Alyssa Erasquin to the victory, and what a race it was.
The battle for Grand Champion in the Songwriter Category was another close race. It was time for the Final Three Songwriters to perform their fully realized Grand Finals songs in front of a large audience. These talented composers fought their way through their creative storytelling and melodies with their partner singers, with every lyric tugging at the audience's heartstrings. Lyndon Nagar takes first place in the Songwriters category, beating out Juls Burce and Popa Elorde.
Helping to present the awards to the winning contestants were VIPs, Mr. Dustin Yang, Minister of Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, Mr. Alex Lai, Director of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Christine Kuo, Manager of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Janine Tan, Senior Project Manager of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Yvonne Hsiao, Project Manager of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, and Ms. Valerie Lin, Project Manager of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, making the event even more special with their esteemed presence.
Julius Cawaling is announced as the Grand Champion for the Singer category of Your Song of Excellence 2023
Lyndon Nagar is the Songwriter Grand Champion for Your Song of Excellence 2023
The Grand Champions received a P50,000 cash prize and P50,000 worth of products each. The 1st Runners Up won P30,000 cash prize each while the 2nd Runners Up won P20,000 cash each, as well as P50,000 worth of products each runner up.
The Live Grand Finals Event was also streamed live on the Taiwan Excellence (PH) Facebook page. View it here: https://bit.ly/YSOE3GrandFinals
Your Song of Excellence 2023 is also in partnership with Acer Philippines, Annie’s Way, ASUS Philippines, FECA PH, ible Tech, MSI Philippines, PC Express, Predator Gaming, Republic of Gamers, and Tatung.
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