Talent can definitely come from anywhere and Alfred Relatado, the “Mangingisda Best” from Davao Occidental, is a testament to this. Coming from a family of fishermen, he hopes to finish his studies and become a successful news anchor or an accomplished singer one day. From his humble beginnings, Alfred now stands tall as one of the grand finalists who will compete for the golden microphone in “Tawag ng Tanghalan.” Let’s follow Alfred’s journey from Mindanao to the finals.
Alfred serenaded the audience with his heartfelt rendition of Bobby Helm’s “My Special Angel” and he was declared as the daily winner. He faced-off with two-time defending champion, Maria Diana Agustin who sang “Isang Dakot Na Luha.” His performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Wonderland By Night” impressed the judges more and he became the new champion.
Daily winner Jacqueline Chang from Visayas performed her version of “Emotion” by Destiny’s Child. However, Alfred matched her performance with his rendition of “Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings” by Tom Jones and he was able to successfully defend his title.
Benjamin Pedrera, the daily winner from Visayas, impressed the judges with his rendition of “I’ll Never Go.” Alfred gave him a good fight and performed Engelbert Humperdinck’s “The Last Waltz.” Because of his amazing performance, the two-defending champion was able to retain his title.
The daily winner from Cavite, Julius Cawaling, tried to steal the golden microphone from the defending champion with his performance of “Narito” but Alfred’s rendition of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “This Is My Song” was too good to be defeated. Alfred defended his title and went home with his fourth consecutive win.
Alfred went head-to-head against the daily winner from Luzon, Rosalyn Mejica. His opponent belted “Listen” by Beyonce while he serenaded the audience with “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Carousel.” Alfred proved to be the stronger performer after receiving a higher score from the judges and he became one of the semi-finalists. He also decided to no longer compete against the upcoming contestants so his vocal chords could rest for the semi-finals.