How the soulful Ranillo Enriquez secured his place in the TNT Season 3 Grand Finals

Whenever Ranillo Enriquez took the Tawag Ng Tanghalan stage, it was truly a unique soulful musical treat. With the right style and proper song choice, he surely knew how to showcase his inimitable talent. Playful alterations are quite noticeable in his renditions, as he showed how much he owned it.

Growing up, the Visayas contender from Cebu had always been fond of R&B and soul music artists. Some of his favorites are James Ingram, Whitney Houston and especially Luther Vandross. From their influences, he carved his own style in singing.

Along with fellow frontrunner Elaine Duran, Ranillo has marched to the TNT Season 3 Grand Finals with his impeccable performances. Here’s how he got there.

Day 1

From the very first time he sang for us on the TNT stage, he already filled our hearts with emotions by his splendid rendition of Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’.

Advancing to the final round on that day’s competition, Ranillo took the golden microphone with his powerful performance of James Ingram’s 'Just Once.' He exceeded the average of the defending champion Joey Ann Perez from Sorsogon by three points.

Day 2

On his second day, Ranillo truly captured everyone’s hearts as he sustained his title with his soothing rendition of Larry Graham’s ‘One in a Million You’.

Day 3

Ranillo’s stirring performance of Billy Preston’s ‘I’m Never Gonna Say Goodbye' really made everyone feel goosebumps all over as he retained the title for the third day.

Day 4

Ranillo’s personal rendition of Billy Ocean’s 'Suddenly’ really wowed the TNT judges, as his style deeply moved everyone.

Day 5

Ranillo’s awesome rendition of The Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road” showed how extensive his talent is, making it sound like it was his original.

After clinching a semis slot on his fifth day, he chose to take a break and prepare himself for the next round. He then gave a challenging statement to all his fellow Cebuano’s before he laid down the golden microphone saying: “I’m doing this for the other Cebuano contestants at the TNT house. I just want them to stand up here and showcase the Cebuano talent.”

After that selfless act, Ranillo gave such excellent performances recently in the Quarter 1 Semi-Finals placing second to the TNT Record Holder Elaine Duran. He and Elaine are the first two to make it to the next TNT Grand Finals.