Janine Berdin

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Janine Berdin
Janine Berdin4.jpg
Janine, March 2019
Patricia Janine Dusaran Berdin

(2002-01-28) January 28, 2002 (age 17)
Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Philippines
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2011–2013, 2018-present
AgentStar Magic (2011–2013)
Musical career
Years active2018–present
LabelsTNT Records (Star Music)

Janine Berdin (born January 28, 2002) is a Filipina actress, singer, YouTube artist and vlogger. She won as the season 2 champion at Tawag ng Tanghalan of the noon-time television show It's Showtime.[1][2][3][4] Prior to that, she joined Star Circle Quest: Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars.[5] She began her career as a child actress, appearing in several ABS-CBN TV series. Janine also appeared in several antagonist roles where she played bully to a protagonist.


Star Circle Quest: Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars[edit]

First appeared in ABS-CBN. She was discovered by Star Circle Quest: Search for the Next Kiddie Superstars (Season 4). Janine Berdin finished as the 4th female semi-finalist. After the contest she was endorsed to ABS-CBN's Star Magic to be one of their talents. She also participated in the Star Magic activities including Star Magic Games 2012[6] and 2012 Christmas Station ID.[7]

The Voice Kids and Tawag ng Tanghalan[edit]

Janine tried to audition at The Voice Kids, but was met with no luck. In 2017, She also tried to audition for Tawag ng Tanghalan sa Showtime Season 1 but was still not accepted. She re-audition during Season 2 and finally received the call to compete for the 4th quarter of TNT Season 2.

Daily Rounds[edit]

On January 24, 2018, Janine participated in the Season 2, Quarter IV of Tawag ng Tanghalan on It's Showtime, a singing competition broadcast on ABS-CBN. She was introduced as a Singing Young military trainee and was dubbed as the "Cadets My Girl ng Cebu".[8] On her first performance, she sang her rendition of Magasin by Eraserheads.[9] where she emerged as the daily winner.

Songs Performed by Janine Berdin: Daily rounds (Tawag ng Tanghalan Season 2, Quarter IV)
Performance Date Song Performed Original Artist Score (%) Result
January 24, 2018 Magasin Eraserheads 91.4 Won (as daily winner)
Creep Radiohead 95.8 Won[8]
January 25, 2018 Sabihin Zelle 93.6 Won[10]
January 26, 2018 Jar of Hearts Christina Perri 94.8 Won[11]
January 27, 2018 Somebody That I Used to Know Gotye 94.4 Won[12]
February 5, 2018 Someone Like You Adele 96.2 Won[13]
February 6, 2018 Diamonds Rihanna 92.4 Lost[14]

Season 2, Quarter IV – Semi-finals[edit]

On February 5, 2018, Janine defended the golden microphone for 5 consecutive days.[15] Consequently, at the age of 16 years old, she became the 1st semi-finalist of TNT Season 2, Quarter IV, followed by Mark Douglas Dagal, Aljun Alborme, Arabelle Dela Cruz, and Reggie Tortugo, Adelene Rabulan, Arbie Baula, JM Bales and Christian Niel Bahaya. The nine semi-finalist competed during the week-long Semi-finals starting May 12, 2018.[16] Janine performed daily during the rounds and earned standing ovation and much praises from the judges on the Round 4 with her rendition of "Banal Na Aso, Santong Kabayo" by Yano.[17] In the next round, Janine performed an emotional rendition of Narda by Kamikazee which earned another standing ovation and moved one of the judges Ogie Alcasid into tears.[18] On the last day of the Semi-finals, Janine received her 3rd standing ovation and earned the highest combined score of 97.98% and advanced to the TNT Season 2 Grand Finals alongside Reggie Tortugo scoring 60.84%.[19]

Songs Performed by Janine Berdin: Semifinals (Tawag ng Tanghalan Season 2, Quarter IV)
Performance Date Theme Song Performed Original Artist
Round 1 – May 12, 2018 Audition Song The Edge of Glory[20] Lady Gaga
Round 2 – May 14, 2018 Awit Para Kay Inay Tomorrow Andrea McArdle
Round 3 – May 15, 2018 Musical Influence Ang Huling El Bimbo Eraserheads
Round 4 – May 16, 2018 Hurados' Choice Banal Na Aso, Santong Kabayo Yano
Round 5 – May 17, 2018 OPM Narda Kamikazee
Round 6 – May 18, 2018 Semi-final Song Skyscraper Demi Lovato

Season 2, Grand Finals[edit]

Twelve TNT Season 2 Grand Finalists were to perform in the week-long competition that took place on May 28–June 2, 2018 held at the Aliw Theater.[21] During the 1st round of the Grand Finals, Janine performed Eraserheads' With A Smile and garnered a combined score of 98.2% eventually becoming part of the Top 6. During the final rounds, after performing Bamboo's Tatsulok/Noypi/Hallelujah medley, Janine earned the highest combined score of 96.11% to emerged as the Grand Champion followed by Ato Arman (74.27%) and Steven Paysu (61.80%).[1]

Songs Performed by Janine Berdin: TNT Season 2 Grand Finals
Performance Date Song Performed Original Artist Combined Score (%)
Round 1 - May 28, 2018 With A Smile Eraserheads 98.20%
Round 2 - May 30, 2018 N/A N/A SAFE
Round 3 - May 31, 2018 N/A N/A SAFE
Round 4 - June 1, 2018 N/A N/A SAFE
Final round – June 2, 2018 Nosi Ba Lasi Sampaguita (N/A) Advanced to Top3
Tatsulok/Noypi/Hallelujah medley Bamboo (96.11%) WINNER

YouTube videos[edit]

Janine's performance during the daily rounds of Season 2, Quarter IV of TNT until the Grand finals were published on ABS-CBN Entertainment's YouTube channel [1]. The videos of these performance were Top Trending for days[22] and went viral on YouTube[23][18] and within a month of publishing, the top 2 videos have reached over 8.7 million views and all the other videos have racked over 1 million views.[24][25] With her popular renditions of Filipino songs, She was dubbed as the New Gem of OPM.[26]

The livestream video of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” at the day of the Grand finals on June 2, 2018 also made a record of 100,000 concurrent viewers on YouTube.[27][28] As of June 24, 2018, the TNT video performance of Janine had already accumulated over 60 million views (18 videos).

ABS-CBN's TNTVersions YouTube channel [2] [29] opened a new online video blog series entitled TNTVlog featuring Janine as the official Vlog host, the 1st episode was published on June 21, 2018.

In December 2018, Janine's Tawag ng Tanghalan, Season 2 Grand final performance of Bamboo songs medley was named as the 2nd top trending videos that entertained Filipinos in 2018 according to YouTube Rewind. [30] [31]

2018 to present: Post Tawag ng Tanghalan and breakthrough[edit]

In July 7, 2018, Janine Berdin signed for a recording contract with the new label TNT Records under Star Music where she performed live for her new carrier single Biyaya written by Chochay Magno.[32][33] The new single was released on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and other music streaming platforms starting July 27, 2018.

Janine was announced to be part of a major concert set to be held on July 28, 2018 at the Araneta Coliseum dubbed as TNT All Star Showdown. She was introduced as one of the headliners with Season 1 Grand Champion Noven Belleza, Finalist Sam Mangubat and the TNT Boys.[34][35][36] After a successful result, the sold-out concert was followed by TNT All Star Showdown - Cebu held at the Hoops Dome, Lapu Lapu City on September 21, 2018.

In September 25, 2018, Janine Berdin was honored to receive the formal invitation to attend the ABS-CBN Ball for the first time.[37] Janine Berdin belted out a performance together with her idols KZ Tandingan and Yeng Constantino during the ABS-CBN Ball.[38]

In September 26, 2018, Janine Berdin was announced to interpret and record Mas Mabuti Pa, composed by Mhonver Lopez & Joanna Concepcion.[39] The song earned Star Music Listeners Choice Award and 4th best song for the Himig Handog 2018 P-Pop Love Songs.[40]

In October 7, 2018, Janine Berdin performed the Opening theme of the drama series Kadenang Ginto during ASAP.[41] The song entitled Nasa Puso is composed by Jeremy Sarmiento.

In December 20, 2018, Janine Berdin announced on Magandang Buhay that she was recently confirmed as an ASAP regular co-host and performer.[42]


  • Promoted Singles
Year Album/Film/Show Song
2018 Single, TNT Records Biyaya
2018 Himig Handog 2018, 4th best song Mas Mabuti Pa
2019 Kadenang Ginto Opening theme Nasa Puso

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Details Result
2018 Push Awards 2018 Push Music Performance of the Year ”Banal na Aso” (Tawag ng Tanghalan Semi-Finals) Nominated
2018 LionheartTV RAWR Awards 2018 Favorite Newbie Artist Nominated
2019 MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2019 Best New Artist Janine Berdin for "Mas Mabuti Pa" Nominated
2019 World Class Philippines Council World Class Filipino Most Promising Female Music Artist Nominated


Date Title Venue Country Description Reference
November 30, 2018 Listen : The Big Shot Concert Araneta Coliseum Philippines Philippines Guest performer for the TNT Boys [43]
September 28, 2018 Pinoy Hype 2018 Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai, U.A.E. with TNT BOYS, BoybandPH [44]
September 21, 2018 TNT All Star Showdown Cebu Hoops Dome, Lapu-lapu City Philippines Philippines with fellow TNT Artists, Directed by Joane Laygo [45]
July 28, 2018 TNT All Star Showdown Araneta Coliseum Philippines Philippines with fellow TNT Artists, [46]



Year Title Role Network
2018 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mikropono[47] Herself ABS-CBN
Tawag ng Tanghalan: Season 2, Quarter IV Grand Champion[1]
ASAP Natin 'To Performer
Umagang Kay Ganda Guest
Magandang Buhay Guest
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ilog[48] Young Shiela
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasa[49] Young Maida
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Baunan[50] Young Norma
Wansapanataym: Ang suyod ni Ang Suh-yod Merly
Wansapanataym: Hannah Panahon Hannah's Sister (as Janine Bardin)
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tungkod Young Bogs
Mutya School bully (uncredited)


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jhon Clyd Talili
Tawag ng Tanghalan
2017-2018 season 2
Succeeded by