Noven Belleza, the first ever “Tawag ng Tanghalan” Grand Champion captured the hearts of the audience from across the globe – including Air Supply’s very own Graham Russell – for his own version of the band’s hits.
Belleza won last Saturday; earning a total of 99.96% from the combined judges’ scores and text votes defeating other crowd favorites Froilan Canlas and Sam Mangubat.
Through the viral Youtube videos of Belleza, the Australian singer discovered Belleza’s impressive version of the Air Supply’s hit songs “The One That You Love,” “Now and Forever,” and “Without You.”
In an email sent to It’s Showtime Host Amy Perez by her good friend Danee Samonte, a local concert organizer and one of the producers of the recent concert of Air Supply in the Philippines, the singer-songwriter Graham said he has watched the guy’s performance on Youtube; calling it spectacular!
Here’s Amy’s post on Instagram—a screenshot of Air Supply’s message asking to extend his congratulations to Tawag ng Tangahalan’s grand champ. “I just saw the singing contest on YouTube and the guy that won. He was spectacular. Please pass on my congratulations to him if you would!”
What a privilege to get praises from all over the world especially if those are from the ones behind these iconic songs.