Mitoy Yonting is “The Voice of the Philippines” grand winner!

The Voice of the Philippines Finale was held last Sunday night, September 29 at the Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City.

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44-year-old veteran singer Mitoy Yonting from Team Lea Salonga was named the first ever The Voice of the Philippines.
Mitoy received 57.65% of the combined text and online votes to beat second placer, Team Sarah’s Klarisse de Guzman (42.35%) in their ultimate face-off.
The two other finalists –  Janice Javier (Team apl.de.ap) and Myk Perez (Team Bamboo) – raked 13.56% and 12.81% text votes respectively.

MUST WATCH: Westlife’s SHANE FILAN on “The Voice of the Philippines”!

Shane Filan of boyband Westlife graced the stage of The Voice of the Philippines finale and got to perform live with the Top 4, Klarisse, Myk, Janice and Mitoy!

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Watch their performance video below:

Xian Lim is on the cover of CHALK!

Xian Lim is on the cover of Chalk Magazine‘s “Beauty Issue” for October 2013!

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Chalk Magazine’s “Beauty Issue” is all about going back to basics and knowing the true meaning of beauty—as something that exists in so many things. A vague and mythical term, Chalk seeks to unravel the true essence of beauty in this month’s cover story, where Xian Lim himself opens up to Chalk about what his thoughts are on real beauty and what he finds truly beautiful in a girl. Of course, he even goes into detail about the most beautiful girl in his eyes, Kim Chiu.

Aside from all that, Chalk introduces to its readers the seven most beautiful people in the magazine’s “#beautiful” story under LIVE section. These seven personalities—Sam Concepcion, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Abby Asistio, Kevin Balot, Ayumi Yoshikawa, Tori Rosso and Camille Co—are among those who redefine beauty in their own unique ways, demonstrating beauty in all its forms.

Chalk even goes into the most gorgeous pieces to sport for the upcoming sem break and the top beauty essentials to achieve that au naturel look, all under LOOK section. LOVE section, on the other hand, has got features on inner beauty.

Chalk is also bringing its final Bright Young Manila Campus Talk leg which is set to be held on Monday (September 30) at the AMV-COA Multi-Purpose Hall, 4th floor, Multi-Deck Parking of the University of Santo Tomas.

The host for this last leg of Chalk’s campus talks will be this season’s UST courtside reporter Kristelle Anne Batchelor, featuring the Bright Young Manila 2013 finalists and Chalk magazine’s editors with the special participation of supermodel-beauty queen turned broadcaster Tina Marasigan, who happens to be a former courtside reporter for UST—all eager to empower, educate and entertain the youth in order to bring out the best in everyone.

In a time to be the most true to one’s own self, Chalk brings you page after page and an inspiring event to guide its readers and audience on achieving true beauty.

Chalk’s October issue, the “Beauty Issue” is available in the country’s favorite book stores and magazine stands nationwide, brought to you by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. Check out Chalk on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for more updates. Chalk is also available on iTunes App Store!

JANICE JAVIER ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Grand Finals Performance Video!

JANICE JAVIER ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Grand Finals Performance Video!

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This 38-year-old band vocalist was based in Bangkok, Thailand before trying her luck in “The Voice of the Philippines,” which she referred to then as a “perfect venue” for her talent to be recognized, separate from her physical appearance.

As it happened, Javier’s power vocals turned four chairs in the Blind Auditions, as she sang the Aretha Franklin hit “A Natural Woman.”

Beating Lance Fabros in the Battle Rounds, where they performed “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Javier shined in the Live Shows with stirring performances of “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Chain of Fools,” “Umagang Kay Ganda” and “Imagine.”

Watch the performance video below:

MITOY YONTING ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Grand Finals Performance Video!

MITOY YONTING ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Grand Finals Performance Video!

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This 42-year-old music veteran from Manila easily zoomed to frontrunner status when he turned two chairs during the Blind Auditions with his strong voice and charisma.

The lead vocalist of The Draybers, Yonting brought his experience to the auditions stage with “Bakit Ako Mahihiya.” Faced with a decision to pick either Lea Salonga or Bamboo Manalac as coach, Yonting eventually joined the Broadway diva’s stable.

For the Battle Rounds, Yonting was paired with Chien Berbana for a stirring renditino of “Alone.” He would go on to earn a landslide victory in public votes during the Live Shows with “Don’t Stop Me Now,” which he followed up with hit performances of “Paano,” “Against All Odds,” and “The Power of Love.”

Watch the performance video below:

KLARISSE DE GUZMAN ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Grand Finals Performance Video!

KLARISSE DE GUZMAN ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Grand Finals Performance Video!

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This 21-year-old singing contest alumnus from Makati City met a former competitor when she entered the Blind Auditions, as she was one of coach Sarah Geronimo’s co-finalists in “Star for a Night” in 2003.

Impressing all four coaches with her rendition of “Tulak ng Bibig, Kabig ng Dibdib,” de Guzman eventually landed a spot in Team Sarah.

She figured in a three-way showdown with Gabriel Ramos and Rouxette Swinton during the Battle Rounds, and proceeded to wow the audience and her coach in the Live Shows with “Beggin’,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “The Voice Within,” and “To Love Somebody.”

Watc the performance video below:

MYK PEREZ ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Grand Finals Performance Video!

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This 22-year-old singer from Puerto Princesa, Palawan was a student at UST’s Conversatory of Music, but gave up his education to help in the expenses of his mother’s treatment for cancer.

Perez turned four chairs in the Blind Auditions with the Jason Mraz hit “I’m Yours,” which gave a preview of his unique twist in taking up popular songs going into the competition.

For the Battle Rounds, he was paired up with John Philip Duka to perform a mash-up of “Hey Jude” and “Come Together.” Combining songs, as the show unfolded, became Perez’s strength to win the approval of his coach and the public.

The former music student made waves in the Live Shows, first with a mash-up of “California Gurls” and “Isn’t She Lovely?”, followed by the Adele hit “Chasing Pavements,” and most recently, “Change the World” and “Baby, I Love Your Way” for his semi-finals bid.

Watch the performance video below:

MUST WATCH: Miss World 2013 announcement of winners!

MUST WATCH: Miss World 2013 announcement of winners!

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The crowning moment as Megan Young of the Philippines was announced the winner of Miss World 2013!

See her reaction below:

MUST WATCH: Miss World 2013 Final Q & A!

 

MUST WATCH: Miss World 2013 Final Q & A!

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Each of the six finalists in the Miss World 2013 competition were asked the same “Why should you be Miss World? question.

Watch the video below:


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Miss World 2013 Final Question and how they answered revealed!

Miss World 2013 Final Question and how they answered revealed!

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The Question: Why should you be Miss World?

Their answers:

 

Miss Philippines Megan Young:

 

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I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides people why they act the way they do. I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other. … as one, we can help society.”
Miss Ghana Carranzar Shooter:

 

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I believe a Miss World should be someone who is a woman with substance and is compassionate.. with beauty with a purpose.. to make an impact in the lives of women and the less fortunate.
Miss Brazil Sancler Konzen:
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Miss World is a reflection of the values the world should have. It does not only focus on physical beauty, but the sensitivity to help people in need… With Miss World, she’s able to help many people. If everybody does their part, we can make this a better world.”
Miss Spain Elena Ibarbia:
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I will give to those people who really need help, all my energies, all my passion, to make their lives a little bit easier and happier.
Miss Gibraltar Maroua Kharbouch:

 

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I believe I should be the next MW because I want to be MW for all the right reasons: I genuinely want to help people in need. I don’t want to be MW because I want to be glamorous, because those things don’t change people’s lives… I believe kindness is what changes people’s lives.”
Miss France Marine Lorphelin:
 
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“For me it will be an honor to be Miss World because I appreciate the fact that Miss World travels a lot and meets people in the world and tries to help them.”

 

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