After months of continuous searching for the grand winner of the Season 3 of Tawag ng Tanghalan, the third pair of aspirants were finally named this Saturday, April 6, and one of them is the MasahisTalented Tinig of Surigao City, Charizze Arnigo.
While this Grade 12 student helps her family have a better life by putting her promising skills in beauty care and massage into good use, her singing prowess on the other hand certainly delivered sweet music to our ears as she successfully hit those high notes that catapulted her to the last level of the competition.
As we look forward on seeing how she'll fare on the highly anticipated grand finals of the current season, let's recall how her journey was.
It might be her debut on the Tawag ng Tanghalan stage, but this young belter didn't need to look very much further as her impressive rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" captivated the audiences and judges alike, hailing her as the Daily Winner on the March 19 episode.
Thus, she was pitted against defending champion and semi-finalist Annabel Dulatre and challenged her through her winning piece "Hopelessly Devoted To You". And she nailed it by garnering 93.4% versus her 90%.
Metro Manila bet Kyle Ralvin Pasajol might had swooned us with his take on Donell Jones' "Knocks Me Off My Feet", but Charizze's soulful performance of another Whitney Houston hit "I Will Always Love You" still reigned, 88.6% - 90.8%.
The Surigao City's pride continued to be relentless on her third day as she didn't let Alessandra Galvez of La Union to snatch the golden microphone away from her by rending our hearts with her version of the OPM classic "Kunin Mo Na Ang Lahat Sa Akin" that gained 93.2%. Meanwhile, the opponent's performance received 91.4%.
Charizze proved us that that day wasn't going to be her last day as she earned 92.6% with her heartfelt rendition of Adele's "All I Ask" versus the 88.2% garnered by Chezka Sastre who sang Sheena Easton's "Almost Over You".
The hurados continued to believe in her talent as they still chose her to be the defending champion with her exceptional take on "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" rather than Daily Winner JP Manuel's "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala". They got 95.0% and 89.2%, respectively.
Unfortunately, her version of Sheryn Regis' "Kailan Kaya" fell short in winning the hearts of the judges anew as she had to step down from her throne after losing to Daily Winner Evelyn Cinco who lulled us with Angela Bofill's "Break It To Me Gently". Despite her defeat, she didn't go home downtrodden for she's already a semi-finalist.