Easy come, easy go
After its eventful and “convincing” start only two weeks ago, the new “Tawag ng Tanghalan” search for outstanding child singers on “It’s Showtime” has turned decidedly bumpier and lumpier.
The first daily winner, Jhon Clyd Talili, was such a standout that he kept winning from day to day—until, on the fifth straight day, he was hailed as the new tilt’s first semifinalist.
What an eventful and exciting start for the new competition—and how wonderful for Talili, who’s become an overnight sensation due to his phenomenal, “conquer them all” achievement!
However, his having become the competition’s first semifinalist means that he can no longer compete in the daily rounds, so the show has had to look for other likely bets who are also good enough to end up as semifinalists—and it’s been having a much harder time doing this.
It’s a striking indication of how unusually gifted Talili is that the tilt’s other daily champions have not been faring as stunningly well as he did.
Right after Talili stopped competing, the first daily winner held the title—for just one day!
The following day, the winner was a really gifted and charming boy named Justin Tan, and he did so well that we expected him to keep surviving through the daily rounds like Talili.
Unfortunately, he, too, reigned for just a single day, and was trounced by a female daily champion. How long—or short—would her victory last?
So that’s how it’s been panning out on “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids” these days—easy come, easy go!
Why the big shift after Talili’s winning streak? Is it because he was such an exceptional standout that nobody has been able to similarly sustain the victorious momentum?
Only the tilt’s jurors can say for sure, but we felt that Justin Tan could also have made a worthy semifinalist. Unfortunately, that will have to remain a decidedly, unofficial observation.
If the ongoing “serial fall” of daily winners persists, it could take much longer for the tilt’s lineup of prospective semifinalists to come on strongly enough to sustain viewers’ interest, excitement and involvement.
Work harder to discover those heretofore unknown and “unsung” musical gems, why don’t you?
Just like Talili, they must be out there, just waiting to be dramatically and definitely discovered!
New ANC initiatives
ANC has launched a new early morning show, “Early Edition,” anchored by TJ Manotoc and Annalisa Burgos with Paolo Abrera, Michelle Ong and Christian Esguerra.
Burgos was born in Los Angeles and has had over 17 years of experience on TV.
She covered the news, business and lifestyle beats on US TV and later in Asia for organizations like Channel News Asia, HGTV, Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg.
Other ANC initiatives include the primetime news program, “Gametime,” hosted by another Fil-Am “import,” Migs Bustos.
“The Bureau” is anchored at 4 p.m. by Karmina Constantino, and at 7 p.m. by Ron Cruz.
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