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16-year-old is ‘top’ Filipino talent in the Middle East
A student of the Philippine International School-Qatar was adjudged the grand champion of the “Talentadong Pinoy Middle East”.
Sixteen-year old Haina Uddin received a cash prize of $10,000 and a chance to compete in the Battle of the Champions in Kapatid TV5’s leading talent show.
She plans to donate part of the prize to charity institutions while keeping the rest to open a small business for her family.
“I am totally surprised, I did not expect this. I was just a wildcard entry and I am thrilled to have had this fantastic opportunity,” said Uddin, a resident of Laguna province in the Philippines.
She bested other contestants from Saudi Arabia and the Dubai-based five-member all-male dance group Watawat.
Auditions and qualifying rounds were held in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar before the grand finals in Dubai.
Many OSN Pinoy subscribers had the opportunity to meet award-winning TV host Ryan Agoncillo as well as other celebrities including Marvin Agustin, Arnel Ignacio, and Gelli de Belen after the grand finale.
The hosts praised Uddin, saying that besides being talented, she also had the “X-factor”.
Talentadong Pinoy Middle East can be watched on OSN’s Kapatid TV5 channel every Sunday from June 23.
OSN recently added four premium and leading ABS-CBN channels: TFC (The Filipino Channel), Bro, Cinema One Global, and ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), strengthening its Pinoy offering for Middle East viewers.
Filipino teen wins gold at US singing contest
By CHRIS V PANGANIBAN
DOHA: A 15-year-old Filipino student brought home here a gold medal and three other bronze medals after making it to the grand finals of the prestigious World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood, USA last week.
Haina Uddin, a senior high school student of Philippine International School-Qatar who represented Qatar in the competition, received the citations for being among the top four junior vocalists besting 46 other contestants from across the globe in the highly competitive WCOPA singing competition.
Uddin was awarded the gold medal as a finalist and bronze medals for Pop Music, Rap and Broadway Music categories almost just as the same feat achieved by two other now famous Filipino singers, Jed Madela and Rhap Salazar, who both bagged the championship medals in the previous years.
The three other finalists were American students from Los Angeles and a Malaysian girl. One of the American students made it to the top.
Uddin told reporters at a press conference on Friday night that the competition was rather tough but she was lucky enough to pass through the rigorous semifinal rounds which was cut down to 30 contestants and towards the final four.
The Filipina student has been a perennial winner in various singing competitions in the Filipino community in the past. She became popular when she won the grand champion of the first edition of Videoke Challenge in 2010.
Her rise to the top of WCOPA competition has brought her accolades from discreet audience in the global music industry and was even offered a break to enter the Hollywood singing career by Shele Sandheim, well-known songwriter and producer who handles popular singer Phil Collins.
Uddin was accompanied by her parents and grandmother on her US trip who shelled out from their own pocket all the travelling expenses and hotel accommodations.
Organisers of Videoke Challenge like Jordy Jordache, Celia Jacob, Michael Conjusta and Charles were all glad to welcome her back at a simple get-together party they hosted at the Filipino Community Center. Uddin took time to express her gratitude to all those who supported her WCOPA campaign particularly citing her voice lesson coaches AJ and Janno Asis of Music House.