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Rea Gen wins seventh season of 'Tawag Ng Tanghalan'

January 29 ------ Event singer from Caloocan Rea Gen Villareal finally reached her dream to win the coveted title of "Tawag ng Tanghalan" season 7 grand champion in “Tawag ng Tanghalan: Ang Huling Tapatan" after four attempts in previous seasons. "Hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala hanggang ngayon kasi hindi ko rin ineexpect na mananalo ako dahil ilang beses na rin akong natalo. Sa ika-apat kong balik ayun nanalo na po ako bilang grand champion," shared Rea after being declared champion and obtaining standing ovations from most hurados on Saturday’s exciting grand finals.  


She expressed her gratitude to her family and friends who supported her journey and served as motivation for her to continue pursuing her dream. The 26-year-old mother impressed the hurados as early as the first round, wherein she collaborated with The Company and sang a medley of their songs.  She topped the first round and entered strongly in the final round, singing Eraserheads "Ang Huling El Bimbo" and getting the highest combined average score of 97.4 percent. The hurados for the Huling Tapatan were Gary Valenciano, Louie Ocampo, Ogie Alcasid, Marco Sison, Nonoy Zuniga, Erik Santos, Jolina Magdangal, Jed Madela, Dingdong Avanzado, Darren, Kean Cipriano, Jona, Klarisse de Guzman, and Mark Bautista. 


Rea, who beat other grand finalists, Eunice Encarnada (92.9 percent) and Hurado's choice Vensor Domasig (88.6 percent), won P1 million, a recording contract with ABS-CBN Music, a management contract with Star Magic's Polaris, and a trophy designed by Toym Imao.  Meanwhile, Eunice got ₱300,000 and Vensor won P100,000. Aboodi Yandog and Jhon Padua were eliminated after their performances' combined scores in the medley round did not make the cut.   


Many Filipinos watched “Tawag ng Tanghalan '' award its latest winner, as the grand finals' official hashtag #ShowtimeTNT7AngHulingTapatan  trended nationwide and got 313,099 peak concurrent views. As the seventh season of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” came to an end, “It’s Showtime” already teased its viewers on the newest season of "Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids" on Monday (Jan.29). 




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