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WATCH: Philippine team wins top prize in ‘Song for Japan’ contest

/ 04:14 PM March 12, 2018

Image: Twitter/@imkrisshav

Team Philippine All Stars won the top prize at the annual “Song for Japan Nodojiman The World” international singing competition held recently in Japan. The contest aired on March 10, 7 p.m. (Japanese standard time) on the Nippon TV channel.

Result: Philippine All Stars Michael, Krissha, Bernard. Image: “Song for Japan” official website

Composed of Michael David Bodin, Bernard Palad and GirlTrends member Krissha Viaje, the team won against eleven other representatives from other countries around the world, with a total score of 997.

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Image: “Song for Japan” official website

The trio sang “Winding Road” by Ayaka x Kobukuro for the first round, then took on “A Song of Small Love” by Mongol800 for the finals. Watch their performances in the videos below.

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The first round earned them a score of 499 and praise from tournament chairman Terry Ito. He said the performance was “surprising, fun and done skillfully.”

The final round earned them a score of 498. By the end of their performance of the song, the host could be heard in the background exclaiming, “What was that arrangement? What was that arrangement?!”

Viaje also posted several photos of herself with her teammates on her Twitter page. She wrote, “WE DID IT! Philippine All Stars made it! I hope Japan liked our rendition of Winding Road and Chiisana Koi No Uta (A Song of Small Love).”

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Image: Twitter/@imkrisshav

In 2017, Viaje joined and also won in another Japanese singing contest called “I Can Sing in Japanese!”

When not competing, Viaje spends her time as a Star Magic talent and GirlTrends girl group member. She also has her own YouTube channel. JB

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