FOR the second time, the pride of Mindanao, Charles Ivan Jamison, proves everyone that he has the knack and the talent to win, after losing to a singing competition last year.

Just recently, Charles was hailed as champion during the Grand Finals of Karaoke World Championships Philippines, held at Farmers Plaza, Araneta Center, Cubao, October 4, this year.

Noble Life International is the official partner of the competition.

Equipped with his powerful voice and charisma, Charles bested other participants from different parts of the country.

Other participants are Ricky Matalam (Bacolod City); Rommel Icban (Cavite); Rex Pili (Taguig City): Mar Manguera (Tarlac); RodanteBoton (Sta. Rosa Laguna); Bernard Valle (Pasig City); Charles Ivan Jamison (Mindanao); John Mark Saga (Dasmarinas Cavite); Mark Francis Reyes (Lubao Pampanga) and Arnold Revalde of Tacloban Leyte.

The budding singer said that the singing competition is composed of three rounds.

During the first round each contestants are given two minutes to sing.

"On the 1st round, kabado ako sobra dahil on the 1st round, 10% of the total scores is from the Product Purchase of Noble Life International Receipts. Di na ako umasa sa 10% kasi po zero po ako doon. Ako lang po kasi mag-isa lumuwas ng Manila. Pinagdasal ko nalang na sana makapag-perform akong maayos. Thank God kasipo pang-apat ako tinawag na nakapasok sa Top 5."

From the 10 Finalist, the top 5 was chosen, in which Charles did make it to the second round, he then sang a 2.5 minute song.

"While waiting to announce the result kung sino papasok sa final round, grabe na naman po ang kaba ko gawa nga po isa sa mga nakalaban ko po ay yung isang YouTube sensation ng Pilipinas na kung tawagin nila ay Sam Smith ng Pilipinas."

Charles admits that he was not that confident to win knowing that the other competitors are also good performers.

It added to his fears that he is the only one who went to Manila to compete.

On the first round, Charles sang “Feeling Good,” then “No More Tears” during the second round and “I am Changing” on the final round.

"While singing my final song sa kalagitnaan na banda, nung binibirit ko na po ng todo, bigla akong nagulat dahil naghiyawan at pumalakpak ang mga tao. Sabi ko sa sarili "SALAMAT LORD".

Despite that his family and friends was not able to support him personally during the competition, it boost more to Charles confidence the well wishes he got from them.

"Isa din sanagpalakassa akin during the finals ay ang text messages ng Mom ko. Sabiniyapo "I know that this is going to be your time. I and your Dad is here ngayon sa Simbahan at pinagdadasal na sana makamit mo tagumpay mo."

Indeed, that night Charles got the nod of the judges and the audience when he was declared as the champion of Karaoke World Championships Philippines 2015.

The representative from Cavite, Rommel Icban was the 1st runner-up, while John Mark Saga of Dasmarinas Cavite got the 2nd runner up.

As his prize, Charles received products from Noble Life International, a one year Talent Management Contract plus a Concert and shows here in the country, and be the representative of the country for the International competition next month which will be held at Singapore.

It was learned that 52 countries will sent their participants to KWC international next month.

"Gusto ko lang po pasalamatan ang mga taong walang sawang nagtiwala sa akin at sa mga tumulong sa lahat ng kailangan ko."

Since 2003, the Karaoke World Championships has brought together the finest amateur singing talent from around the world.

Up to 40 countries send their best male and female singers to compete for the title of World Champion.

The competition is open to over 18 years of age and consider themselves as amateur singer.


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