Pinoy Singer, Vincent Bueno, Won Singing Contest in Austria
As I'm a fan of TV shows, movies, and sports, but one time when I’ve always changed the channel my attention was this Singing Contest on ORF channel. On that time, Vincent Bueno performing. I was so impressed because he has really a magic voice. Three judges was really also impressed to him, he has really a good voice. I thought he will be the champion of this singing contest.
I did not wrong of what I’ve thought, yes, He is! He won!
Vincent Bueno, he is a 22 year old son of Filipino immigrants in Austria, has just won Austria's premiere singing talent contest.
He won, January 12, 2008 last Saturday; he became the Asian and the fist Filipino to become grand champion of the ORF (Broadcaster) (Austrian national broadcaster) “Musical! Die Show”( Musical! The Show) an Austrian Television musical contests. Vincent defeated 2 Austrian Eva Klikovics and Gudrun Ihninger of 10 contestants/finalist, and earned the top prize of 50,000 euros (P 3 million) plus the “chance of a lifetime” He first performed "Grease Lightning" (from musical Grease), and then, "Music of the Night" (from Phantom of the Opera).Vincent got 67% of televotes (landslide victory) from televiewers in Austria and nearby countries. 2nd placer Austrian Eva Klikovics received 37% of televotes while Gudrun Ihninger was eliminated earlier, and salvaged third place.
The contest Musical! Die Show began on elimination round of November 23, 2007 with 10 contestants from 400 beginners who auditioned. Austria and other European televiewers rated / televoted the finalists. "Hair" was Vincent's first number, and he performed memorable songs - "I Wanna Be Like You" of Jungle Book, "Superstar" of Jesus Christ Superstar, "Why God Why?" of Miss Saigon, "Singin' in the Rain", and the German "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" from Mary Poppins. Musical The Show", as project of Austrian broadcasting TV ORF, is not an ordinary singing competition like "Starmania" or "American Idol". Completely different, it involves theater arts, musical, and acting capability. Specifically, unlike Western and Asian talent show contests, Musical! Die Show, is comparatively more difficult and challenging due to its theater leanings. Aspirants would act and sing a la Broadway, and instead of merely singing pop tunes, they choose Broadway musical theater repertoire.
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