The singing competition that launched in January 2016, Tawag ng Tanghalan (TNT) sa It’s Showtime has paved way for the rise of ordinary people who once just dreamt of singing and sharing their talents on national television.
After its celebrity edition that ended last November 9, It's Showtime is now giving a second chance to those who failed to win the competition through their TNT All-Star Grand Resbak.
Mark Michael Garcia from Year 2 Quarter 2 for the first round of the Huling Tapatan, sang James Ingram's "I Don't Have The Heart."
According to Hurados K Brosas and Nyoy Volante, they have always been fans of the contender.
For the second round, he performed songs from Chicago including "You're The Inspiration," "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" and "Glory of Love" which earned a standing ovation from the Hurados and the madlang people.
Hurado Karla Estrada described him as a "brilliant singer" and Hurado Jaya added that Mark Michael has always been consistent with his genre.
His performances garnered a total of 54.24 percent - 27.53 from the madlang people and 26.71 percent from the Hurados, making him the first grand champion.
WINNING MOMENTS: Mark Michael Garcia is the first ever TNT All Star Grand Resbak Champion
Mark Michael won a cash prize of Php300,000 a business franchise, a recording contract from TNT Records, a talent management contract from ABS-CBN and a trophy made by Toym Imao.
He won against Jex De Castro who garnered a score of 45. 76 percent.