Moira Dela Torre praises ‘TNT’ grand finalist for rendition of ‘Malaya’

By: - Reporter
/ 12:27 PM January 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre was all praises for “Tawag Ng Tanghalan” (TNT) contestant John Mark Saga who made an emotional rendition of her song “Malaya.”

“Grabe ang galing sige po sayo nalang yung kanta mas masakit nung kinanta mo,” Dela Torre said in a tweet on Monday as she quoted a video of Saga’s performance.


Saga quoted Dela Torre’s tweet and said: “OMG IS THIS A DREAM??? Maraming maraming salamat po, Ms. @moirarachelle4!!! Sobrang honor po.”

Saga’s victory in last Saturday’s “TNT” segment of noontime show “It’s Showtime” paved way for him to enter the competition’s grand finals.

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✨ Semifinals Day 6 – OPM Hits ✨ Hindi parin po ako makapaniwala na naka abot po ako ng Grand Finals! I hope naging worth it po ang pag boto niyo po sa akin! Gagalingan ko po sa Grand Finals para po maging proud po kayo sa akin. Maraming salamat po kay sir Jovan Dela Cruz sa pag sponsor po ng outfit ko po buong week ng Semifinals. Parang dati lang po pinapangarap ko po magsuot ng mga gawa niyo po and sobrang honored po ako na you made me look and feel confident throughout the week po. ❤️✨ Thank you po sa RMES Salon for doing my hair! 💇🏼‍♂️ Special thanks to Ate Kacey Lozada and Tita Jenny Zafra sa pag make up po sakin! Love you po! 😘 Thank you so much to Ms. Micah Bautista of Prima Whitnening Lounge for taking care of my skin! Thank you sooo much Tita Doc Analiza of Swiss Dental Clinic for taking care of my teeth lalong lalo na po sa naging emergency alam niyo po yun tita hehe love you po! 😭❤️ SAGANATORS!!! FINALLY!! Mahal na mahal ko kayong lahat!! Thank you so much for being my strength huhuhu Sa mga kamaganak, kaibigan at taga suporta ko po sa LUZON, VISAYAS, MINDANAO, CAVITE, LAS PIÑAS, DASMARIÑAS, BACOOR, BUTUAN, MAASIN, SOUTHERN LEYTE, FRANCISCANS, THOMASIANS!! Maraming salamat po at sana patuloy niyo po ako suportahan! ❤️❤️❤️ #TheSagaContinues

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He was named as the second “TNT” record holder after he clinched his tenth consecutive daily win last December 2018.

His performance of Dela Torre’s 2017 hit has garnered over 600,000 views on Youtube, as of posting. /muf

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