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Filipino wins UAE’s largest singing reality show ‘The One’

MANILA, Philippines — Jovan Aquino brought pride to the Philippines when he won the first season of United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest singing reality show “The One.”

“I’m still speechless and I still couldn’t believe it. What a way to close 2018’s door and what a great start for me this 2019!” Aquino wrote in an Instagram post on New Year’s Day.

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I’m still speechless and I still couldn’t believe it. 😭 What a way to close 2018’s door and what a great start for me this 2019! 5 minutes before the countdown begins, I was announced the grand winner of UAE’s largest singing reality show, The ONE UAE Season 1! Lord God, you have paved my way here since the very beginning. To my family, relatives, and friends who never stopped believing in me, THANK YOU! It was a month-long competition which I just enjoyed… not thinking that eventually, I’ll be the one. 😭 Again, thank you so much for everything, Lord! I LOVE YOU! ♥️😍😘🙏😭🙌🏼🤩 HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! 😍💥 #GoingGo!!!!!

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“5 minutes before the countdown begins, I was announced the grand winner of UAE’s largest singing reality show, The ONE UAE Season 1!” he added.

Aquino further said, “It was a month-long competition which I just enjoyed… not thinking that eventually, I’ll be the one.”

As seen on the photo, he received a check worth AED 12,500 (around P179,000) as prize.

Aquino’s winning song was “Feeling Good” originally sang by Michael Bublé.

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Feeling Good – Michael Buble (Jovan)Performance for the GRAND FINALS of The One UAE.Grand Champion!!!🤩🙏#ToGodbetheGlory#GodisGoodallthetime

Posted by Hani Bekang on Monday, December 31, 2018

“The One’s” panel of judges include Indian singer Shibani Kashyap, lead vocalist of Nepal-based rock band The Edge Jeewan Gurung and voice coach Stacy Smith. /cbb

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