ELAINE DURAN Spits Fire With "Nadarang" En Route To ‘Tawag Ng Tanghalan' Victory
Third time's the charm for Elaine Duran who failed twice in the auditions for the two previous seasons of Tawag ng Tanghalan. But on September 28, the amateur singing competition crowned its third grand champion in the person of the Butuan native.
She bested fellow grand finalists John Mark Saga and John Michael dela Cerna, who came in second and third, with a stirring medley of Basil Valdez' hits.
Prior to her win, Elaine received rave reviews for her jaw-dropping cover of Shanti Dope's "Nadarang" in the first round. "Who would have thought that Nadarang can be a grand finals worthy song?" one fan pointed out on Twitter.
Elaine Duran just gave a winning performance. Who would have thought that Nadarang can be a grand finals worthy song? That was a pleasant surprise, she will win this!!#TNT3AngHulingTapatan— Jaydee Duncil (@jedDerick) September 28, 2019
Did Elaine Duran just turned NADARANG into a concert version??!! YASSSS SIS WE STAN #TNT3AngHulingTapatan— ` (@reinobualat) September 28, 2019
Elaine can also make us cry but she choose to make us proud of what she has right now. Never forget the Nadarang performance of her kanina with a rap and now with a whistle ☹️❤️❤️ You are so versatile girl!!! 🥰🥰 #TNT3AngHulingTapatan— Clint Sandro Jacutin 🧜🏻♀️ (@thebankstabber) September 28, 2019
Watch her thrilling performance below.
Meanwhile, here's Shanti Dope with his MYX Live! performance of "Nadarang":