Mindanao’s Maricel Callo and Luzon’s Mary Gidget Dela Llana made it to the grand finals of Tawag ng Tanghalan on It’s Showtime, as announced during the semi-finals on Saturday, April 2.
Combining the total percentage of votes from the hurados and the madlang pipol, Maricel, who sang “Ever Since the World Began,” became the top scorer with 93.45%. Mary Gidget, who performed “When You Believe,” came in second with 86.53% of total votes. Both of them took home P150,000.
Meanwhile, a consolation prize of P25,000.00 were given to semi-finalists Dominador Alvioli Jr., Rachel Gabreza, and Jaime Navarro who earned 85.63%, 78.53% and 64.41% respectively.
In an exclusive interview with PUSH.com.ph , Maricel and Mary Gidget shared what they will do with their cash prizes. Maricel said, “Ako po, para po sa pag-aaral ng tatlong anak ko tapos gusto ko pong magkaroon ng mini-groceries sa amin po.” Mary Gidget plans to save hers. “Itatabi po muna, iipunin po muna hanggang sa lumaki po ng lumaki.”
EXCLUSIVE: Maricel Callo and Mary Gidget Dela Llana reveal plans for cash prizes
Maricel Callo, Mary Gidget Dela Llana make it to Tawag ng Tanghalan’s grand finals