After several letdowns in previous singing contests, Zephanie Dimaranan of Binan, Laguna finally found her winning moment, being declared the first Search for theIdol Philippines Grand Winner on Sunday, July 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.
Besting three other top three finalists, fellow favorite hopefuls Lucas Garcia of Lipa City, Batangas and Lance Busa of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Zephanie bagged the coveted title after singing her riveting version of “Maghintay Ka Lamang” in the first round and her exceptional rendition of the original Jonathan Manalo composition “Pangarap Kong Pangarap Mo” in the second round.
WATCH: Zephanie mesmerizes judges with her “Maghintay Ka Lamang” performance
WATCH: Zephanie performs her first single “Pangarap Kong Pangarap Mo”
Zephanie won a recording contract from Star Music, a brand new house and lot from Camella, trip for four to Taiwan, and 2 million pesos.