Ronna Jenn Lofranco

WE avoided the thick crowd and the rains last January 12, 2012. Thus, we missed the Sinulog Idol 2012 finals. Fortunately, thanks to Sun.Star Cebu and the Sun.Star Exchange desk, we now have the chance to view the winning performance of Ronna Jenn Lofranco, the Sinulog Idol 2012.

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This winning performance of Ronna Jenn Lofranco, a third year student of the University of San Jose Recoletos, bagged her the title ‘Sinulog Idol 2012,’ a trophy, and P15,000 cash prize.

According to Sun.Star Cebu’s report:

“Danielle May Ozaraga, a 14-year-old high school student from Looc, Danao City, was named Sinulog Idol first runner-up, while Mark Vincent Sevilla, 19, of Talisay City, finished second runner-up.

Ozaraga and Sevilla received P10,000 and P7,500, respectively.

The three made it to the finale after surviving a six-day elimination phase. Of the 12 original contestants, six made it to Thursday’s grand finals.

English: Sinulog 2010, Cebu City

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The six finalists, in the first round of Thursday night’s competition, performed songs that each of them finds special. Three, however, were eliminated and the remaining top three – Lofranco, Ozaraga and Sevilla – competed for the final category dubbed “Time of My Life”, which highlights songs that gave the finalists inspiration.

One of the six grand finalists, JemKeziah Keren Felicilda, 16, of Mandaue City, won the Sinulog Idol 2012 Texter’s Choice award after garnering 4,560 votes. The special award was given by Globe Telecom.

Judging the performances Thursday were Jay Unchuan, vocal coach and branch manager of the Center for Pop-Cebu; Apple Abarquez, a Pinoy Dream Academy scholar; Mark Ryan Borinaga, a Cebu journalist.”

According to Cleofe C. Albiso, Central Visayas trade marketing manager of Globe Telecom, TM has been supporting the Sinulog Idol Search for three years now in partnership with the Cebu City Government, the Sinulog Foundation Inc., Center for Pop Music Philippines, and Soundtraxx Production Studio.

The search involved seven consecutive nights of rigorous elimination for the most versatile singer. The finalists were made to perform in different genre per night from Boradway, pop, Original Pilipino Music (OPM), Visayan hits, and inspirational selections.

Those who joined the grand finals will be trained by Cebu Center for Pop Music Philippines and ultimate vocal coach of the province – Jay Unchuan.

Albiso said:

True to Touch Mobile’s thrust of engaging the Cebuano consumers via the Sinulog 2012 Celebration and providing them with additional benefits in the form of value for money tariff like the AstigCombo 10 where a subscriber can avail of 50 sms to All Networks plus 10 minutes of calls to Globe and TM.  This year’s support is highlighted by the provision of the text voting facility and merch collaterals support, which were mounted in the different barangays and schools represented by the finalists.”

Check out the following photos to give you a glimpse of the show:

Idol si 'Sinulog idol' by
PRworksPH team
PRworksPH team
A talent powerhouse headed by PRworks Chief Digital Officer Emmanuel Mongaya, former managing editor of Superbalita and former city editor of Sun.Star Cebu. Team members include Global Voices correspondent and blogger Karlo Mikhail Mongaya, our Online Community Manager Ynna Erika Bisnar, digital marketing consultant Borislav Tatarov, and former Sun.Star Publishing Inc. IT boss Sammy Sumaya.

8 Comments

  1. aRVee says:

    Cool, congrats to the winner. Although I work very near the place I don’t get the chance to see any of the qualifying and finals night for this event as I ‘m off from the office as early as 3pm…Thanks for sharing 🙂

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