Tawag ng Tanghalan

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Tawag ng Tanghalan
Tawag ng Tanghalan logo 2016.png
Logo of the 2016 segment
Also known as Tawag ng Tanghalan sa Showtime
Genre Singing competition
Based on Tawag ng Tanghalan
First incarnation (1953-1972)
Second incarnation (1987-1988)
Developed by ABS-CBN Entertainment
Directed by Bobet Vidanes
Presented by
Judges
Narrated by
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
No. of seasons 3 (regular)
1 (kids)
Production
Executive producer(s) Peter Edward Dizon
Production location(s) ABS-CBN Studio 3
Newport Performing Arts Theater
Aliw Theater
Release
Original network ABS-CBN
Original release January 2, 2016 – present
Chronology
Preceded by "ToMiho: Love Realiserye" (as final segment)
Related shows Drama sa Tanghalan
External links
Website

Tawag ng Tanghalan (lit. Call of the Stage, abbreviated as TNT) is an amateur singing competition currently aired as a segment of the noontime show It's Showtime that first aired on January 2, 2016. Dubbed as "Your all time favorite search for outstanding amateur talents", the competition is open to Filipino contenders from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

This is the latest revival of the original Tawag ng Tanghalan talent search show which debuted from 1953 when DZAQ-TV (now DWWX-TV) began commercial operations until 1972 following the declaration of Martial Law by former President Ferdinand Marcos and later revived from 1987 to 1988 after the network went back on air then later relaunched as The Star Network. OPM legends like Armand Panlilio, Nora Aunor, Novo Bono Jr., Pepe Pimentel, Edgar Mortiz and Diomedes Maturan[1] were among the biggest winners[2] of the original show.[3] Noven Belleza emerged as the grand champion for the first season that spanned a year (2016–2017).[4]

Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids was the next season intended for young contenders ages 7 to 13 years. Auditions started on December 4, 2016[5] and on March 13, 2017, following the conclusion of the Tawag ng Tanghalan on March 11, 2017 held at Resorts World Manila. Its grand finale was held on June 10, 2017. Jhon Clyd Talili emerged as the grand champion for the kids edition that spanned for three months.[6]

The second season of the regular edition premiered on June 12, 2017.[7] For this season, the competition was also opened for global Filipino contenders from different parts of the world.[8] Janine Berdin emerged as the second grand champion for the second season that spanned almost a year (2017-2018).[9]

The third season of the regular edition premiered on June 25, 2018.[10]

Format[edit]

Daily Rounds[edit]

Regional contenders from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao compete daily on a live performance and are scored by a panel of judges. For the first two seasons of the regular edition, and for the kids edition, the criteria for judging are as follows:

  • Tone quality 40%
  • Voice projection 30%
  • Stage impact 20%
  • Intonation 10%

However, if the contender goes off-tune or if the judges deem his/her performance to be particularly bad, the punong hurado (or head jury) will signal the gong-master with his hand to hit the gong three times, thereby stopping the performance and eliminating the contender, à la-Major Bowes Amateur Hour. In a break from series tradition, the gong mechanic was however omitted in Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids presumably to prevent the judges from upsetting younger performers, instead relying solely on the judges' verdict and overall score to determine the winner.[11]

Starting the third season, the judging criteria has been updated to only two criterion standards. 50% of the contestant's score comprises the aspect of Voice Quality (which includes Intonation, Enunciation, Voice Projection, and Technique. The remaining 50% comprises the Overall Performance aspect that covers Timing, Mastery of Lyrics, Stage Presence, and Audience Impact. Another addition includes the judges use of the Instant Resbak where every judge will return a losing Defending Champion from the Face-off Round to have another shot to qualify in the Ultimate Resbak.

The daily winner can challenge the current defending champion and claim the golden microphone. Contestants who achieve a five-time winning streak will advance as a Semi-finalist, but may opt to continue up to ten times and become part of the Hall of Fame and receive additional prizes. The longest winning streak achieved so far is 10-times by Elaine Duran of Season 3 Quarter 1[12][13]. This is later reduced to just five consecutive days in Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids.[11]

Semifinals[edit]

For the Semi-Finals, scores from text votes (50%) of madlang people (audience) and hurados' (or judges') scores (50%) are combined to decide a winner. The semifinals runs for a week, with different theme for each day. The two contenders garnering the highest combined score from the public and judges will move forward to the Huling Tapatan while the other contenders will participate in the Ultimate Resbak Rounds.

A semifinalist may still be gonged during these rounds.

Instant Resbak[edit]

Starting Season 3, every judge will now have the power to return a losing Defending Champion from the Face-off Round using the Instant Resbak. The contestant who is given this power will then be saved and moves on to the Instant Resbak Week for a chance to participate in the Ultimate Resbak and even the Huling Tapatan rounds. However, each judge is only entitled one save per season only (For example, if the judge uses his/her power in Quarter I, he/she can't use it again in the succeeding Quarters).

Ultimate Resbak[edit]

Losing semifinalists, who are not gonged, may still go forward to the Huling Tapatan rounds through the Ultimate Resbak Week as wildcards.

Season 1[edit]

For the first season, the lost 14 semifinalists were grouped into 4. Each day, a group performs with 3 or 4 members each individually. The contender garnering the highest combined score from the public and judges per group will move forward to the second while the other contenders are eliminated.

In the second round, the four remaining semifinalists battle for the last two slots in the finals. The two contenders garnering the highest combined score from the public and judges will move forward to the Huling Tapatan round while the other contenders are eliminated.

Kids Edition[edit]

For the Kids edition, selected contenders will have a shot in claiming a slot in the Semifinals. Each day, one from each region, performs. The contender garnering the highest combined score from the judges will move forward to the second round while the other contenders are eliminated.

In the second round, the six remaining resbakers battle for the last slots in the semifinals. The contender garnering the highest combined score from the judges will move forward to the semifinals while the other contenders are eliminated.

Season 2[edit]

For the second season, it follows a last man standing format.

Before the aired episodes, the semifinalists were pitted against each other to claim one of the two power seats. The power seats serves as immunity against the other contenders and gives them opportunity to select two semifinalists to pit against each other. The two contenders garnering the highest combined score from the public and judges will claim the power seat.

In the aired episodes, the two semifinalists who are in the power seat picks one semifinalist each. The picked semifinalists will be pitted against each other for a chance to dethrone the semifinalists in the power seats. The winner of the first round is selected by the majority of the judges. The winner will now challenge one of the semifinalists in the power seats to go in a sing-off. The winner is based on 50% public vote and 50% judges' score. If the challenger wins, he/she dethrones the seated semifinalist. If the seated semifinalist wins, she/he remains in the power seat. The remaining contenders in the power seat will move forward to the Huling Tapatan round while the other contenders are eliminated.

Ang Huling Tapatan / Finals[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Main hosts[edit]

Co-hosts[edit]

Guest hosts[edit]

Former hosts[edit]

Judges[edit]

The jury or hurados are mainly composed of professional singers and composers in the Philippines. Including those who became contenders or grand champions of the original Tawag ng Tanghalan. Among the panel of judges, one is called the punong hurado or head jury. At most, 5 judges are present each day.

Judge Season 1 Kids Season 2 Season 3
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2
Rey Valera1 Head Does not appear Head
Gary Valenciano2 Does not appear Head
Yeng Constantino3 Head
Louie Ocampo3 4 Does not appear Head
Jaya3 4 Does not appear Head
Ogie Alcasid3 Does not appear Head
Dulce3 Does not appear Head
Bobot Mortiz Head Does not appear
Karylle Regular
Karla Estrada Regular
K Brosas Regular
Nyoy Volante Regular
Mitoy Yonting Regular
Rico J. Puno Regular Does not appear Regular
Erik Santos Does not appear Regular
Kyla Does not appear Regular
Jed Madela Does not appear Regular
Randy Santiago Does not appear Regular
Billy Crawford (on hiatus) Regular Does not appear
Jolina Magdangal (on hiatus) Does not appear Regular Does not appear
  • Notes
  1. ^ a regular edition for Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
  2. ^ b regular edition for Tuesday, and Thursday
  3. ^ c fill-in for Valera and Valenciano; Hurado/Regular
  4. ^ d fill-in for Constantino and Alcasid; Kids Edition

Prizes[edit]

Daily round[edit]

Daily winners receive ₱10,000, with a consolation prize of ₱5,000 to the other contenders. The defending champion receives ₱25,000 and may continue to defend the golden microphone; losing contenders however can come back and try again, known as Resbak.[14]

Semi-finals round[edit]

The total earned prizes may vary among Defending Champions who advanced as Semi-finalists with a winning streak of five times or more. The top two advance as Grand Finalists and receive ₱150,000 and a golden medal. Losing Semi-finalists who lost can become Ultimate Resbakers or Wildcard and will receive the same prize as Grand Finalist.

Grand finals round[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The Grand Champion will receive cash prize, a house and lot from Camella, music package from JB Music, negosyo package, recording contract from Star Music and a trophy, plus ₱2,000,000 cash.[15][4] The 2nd and 3rd place will receive ₱500,000 and ₱250,000 cash respectively. Those who are able to advance to the Top 6 but were not able to advance to the Top 3 were given a consolation prize of ₱100,000 cash.

Kids Season[edit]

The kids Grand Champion will receive cash prize, a house and lot from Camella, negosyo package from Siomai House and a trophy, plus ₱1,000,000 from Topps. The 2nd place will receive ₱200,000, the 3rd place will receive ₱100,000 and the 4th and 5th place will receive ₱50,000.

Season 2[edit]

The second Grand Champion will receive cash prize, a house and lot from Camella, music package from JB Music, negosyo package from Siomai House, management contract, vacation package from 2GO Travel, application package from HKTV and a trophy, plus ₱2,000,000 cash from Nescafé Creamy White. The 2nd and 3rd place will receive ₱500,000 and ₱250,000 cash respectively. Those who are able to advance to the Top 6 but were not able to advance to the Top 3 were given a consolation prize of ₱100,000 cash.

Season 3[edit]

The third Grand Champion will be announced to the prizes on 2019.

Season summary[edit]

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third Place Other Finalists Hosts Judges
1 January 2, 2016 March 11, 2017 Noven Belleza Sam Mangubat Froilan Canlas Pauline Agupitan

(4th Placer)

Vhong Navarro

Anne Curtis

Vice Ganda

Amy Perez-Castillo

Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla

Rey Valera

Yeng Constantino

Louie Ocampo

Jaya

Ogie Alcasid

and others

Carlmalone Montecido

(5th Placer)

Marielle Montellano

(6th Placer)

Kids March 13, 2017 June 10, 2017 Jhon Clyd Talili Kiefer Sanchez Mackie Empuerto Sheena Belarmino

(4th Placer)

Vhong Navarro

Anne Curtis

Vice Ganda

Amy Perez-Castillo

James Reid

Nadine Lustre

Yeng Constantino

Louie Ocampo

Jaya

Ogie Alcasid

and others

Francis Concepcion

(5th Placer)

2 June 12, 2017 June 2, 2018 Janine Berdin Ato Arman Steven Paysu Anton Antenorcruz

(4th Placer)

Rey Valera

Gary Valenciano

Yeng Constantino

Louie Ocampo

Jaya

Ogie Alcasid

and others

Arabelle Dela Cruz

(5th Placer)

Reggie Tortugo

(6th Placer)

3 June 25, 2018 2019 TBA TBA TBA TBA Vhong Navarro

Anne Curtis

Vice Ganda

Amy Perez-Castillo

Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla

Rey Valera

Gary Valenciano

Yeng Constantino

Louie Ocampo

Jaya

Dulce

Ogie Alcasid

and others

Season 1 (2016-2017)[edit]

The first season of Tawag ng Tanghalan aired on January 2, 2016. Dubbed as "Your all time favorite search for outstanding amateur talents", the competition is open to Filipino contenders from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Noven Belleza of Visayas emerged as the grand champion for the first season that spanned a year (2016–2017).[4] Sam Mangubat was declared as runner-up and Froilan Canlas finished at third place. The season conclude on March 11, 2017 at Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City.

Kids Season (2017)[edit]

Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids was the next season intended for young contenders ages 7 to 13 years. Auditions started on December 4, 2016[5] and on March 13, 2017, following the conclusion of the Tawag ng Tanghalan on March 11, 2017 held at Resorts World Manila. Its grand finale was held on June 10, 2017. Jed Madela and Jolina Magdangal was added to the judging panel while Rey Valera did not return as head judge for the kids season. With this, Yeng Constantino, who served as a fill-in head judge for Valera in the regular, served as the head judge for the kids season.

Jhon Clyd Talili of Mindanao emerged as the grand champion for the kids edition that spanned for three months.[6] Kiefer Sanchez was declared runner-up, Mackie Empuerto finished as third place, Sheena Belarmino emerged as fourth place, and Francis Concepcion finished at fifth place. The season concluded on June 10, 2017 at ABS-CBN Studio 3.

Season 2 (2017-2018)[edit]

The second season of the regular edition premiered on June 12, 2017, following the conclusion of the Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids on June 10, 2017.[7] For this season, the competition was also opened for global Filipino contenders from different parts of the world.[8] Rey Valera returned as head judge for the second season with Gary Valenciano as a new member of the judging panel.

Janine Berdin of Visayas emerged as the second grand champion for the second season that spanned almost a year (2017–2018).[9] Ato Arman was declared runner-up and Steven Paysu finished at third place. The season concluded on June 2, 2018 at Aliw Theater in Pasay City.

Season 3 (2018-2019)[edit]

The third season of the regular edition is set to premiere on June 25, 2018, with the last defending champion of Season 2 will return for Season 3.[10] It also saw the additions of the competition's 1975 champion Dulce and Randy Santiago to the judging panel.[16][17]

Controversies and criticisms[edit]

Rey Valera has often as a judge been criticized by viewers and critics alike for his offensive comments to contestants regarding their physical appearance. He has received backlash on the internet for repeated incidences of body-shaming several female contestants and failing to focus on the contestants' singing skills.[18][19][20]

Karla Estrada's qualification as judge has also been questioned by some viewers.[21]

Judges' scores and text votes results are also questioned by many viewers either for lack of transparency, a faulty system that fails to confirm their votes thru SMS, allegations of unfair judging[22] and similar claims that the show is rigged.

In the 2017 Grand Final, acclaimed actress Nora Aunor, the original Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand Champion in 1968, was scheduled to be the special judge but pulled out at the last minute due to a conflict with Vice Ganda, one of the main hosts of the show.[23] According to reports, Aunor believed Ganda's brand of insult comedy was against her moral beliefs and made her deeply uncomfortable with the idea of being on the show.

Since 2018, Tawag ng Tanghalan is often mentioned as one of the factors for longer airtime of It's Showtime, which in turn led to subsequent delays for the afternoon and primetime programs of ABS-CBN.[24][25][26]

Concerts and Promotions[edit]

Date Title Venue Country Description Directed by Reference
July 28, 2018 TNT All Star Showdown Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City Philippines Philippines with fellow TNT Singers [27]
September 21, 2018 TNT All Star Showdown Cebu Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu Joane Laygo [28]
November 30, 2018 Listen: The Big Shot Concert Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto and Keifer Sanchez of TNT Boys Bobet Vidanes

References[edit]

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