Last Saturday, June 2, two big events happened on ABS-CBN and GMA Network’s respective noontime shows.
GMA Network’s “Eat Bulaga” held a grand transformation day for all the hosts of the show called ‘SEEN-A-Like, SING-A-Like’ while ABS-CBN’s “It’s Showtime” staged the Grand Finals of ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City.
“It’s Showtime’s” ‘Tawang ng Tanghalan’ Grand Finals
After a year of scouring the whole archipelago and the world, “Tawag ng Tanghalan” places its 12 best singers with different styles and strengths on their final journey to become the newest grand champion in the competition’s highly anticipated grand finals on “It’s Showtime.”
Sixteen-year-old student Janine Berdin of Cebu shone the brightest in “Tawag ng Tanghalan’s” grand finals as she became the latest singer to be named as the grand champion of the biggest singing competition in the country on “It’s Showtime” at the Aliw Theater.
Janine recorded the highest total average score of 96.11% from the combined hurado scores and text and online votes, thrashing other grand finalists Ato Arman (74.27%) of Bukidnon and Steven Paysu (61.80%) of California, USA.
“Tawag ng Tanghalan” is the biggest singing competition with global eliminations, enlisting contenders from Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, North America, and Europe. Launched in 1953, the legendary singing contest was loved by Filipinos across different generations and produced some of the most respected icons in the music industry. It returned to television in 2016, opening its stage to the most talented Filipino singers and has since become a daily TV viewing habit watched by millions on TV and online.
“Eat Bulaga’s” ‘SEEN-A-Like, SING-A-Like’
The program started with their hosts transforming for a musical impersonation.
Kid stars Ryzza Mae Dizon transformed into Ke$ha while Baeby Baste as Pitbull.
Alden Richards to Zac Efron
Maine Mendoza as Zendaya
Meanwhile, one of the show’s pillar, Joey de Leon, performed with their very own Broadway Boys.
On his Instagram account, Joey shared his feelings after his performance. “Thank you Dabarkads! Ninerbiyos ako nung makita kong kumpleto kayong nakasalampak sa harap namin ng Broadway Boys! Imagine yung ALDUB together! Nakakatuwa naman! Kaya bale wala yang trending-trending, mukhang yung inyo UNENDING! Salamat uli my co-hosts!”
Ratings provider Kantar Media said that “It’s Showtime” got 31.0% national TV ratings to topple “Eat Bulaga” which received 9.5% . The Kapamilya noontime show was able to get additional market share while the Dabarkads show is a little below its average viewership level.
It’s Showtime 31.7%
Eat Bulaga 12.0%
It’s Showtime 28.7%
Eat Bulaga 15.1%
It’s Showtime 29.3%
Eat Bulaga 6.7%
It’s Showtime 32.6%
Eat Bulaga 12.1%
National (Urban + Rural)
It’s Showtime 31.0%
Eat Bulaga 9.5%
AGB Nielsen NUTAM has yet to release their ratings.