Queenny Rabago of the Humanities & Letters (Humlet) was declared champion of last night’s Star Search 2018, securing a back-to-back win for the cluster.
“Kahit 12:00 PM na kami matapos sa practices gina-sure talaga namin na ang remaining time before mag lunch or before 10 o’ clock in the morning pagka next day rest talaga ng rest,” Rabago said, adding that she felt blessed and thankful to their cluster’s representative.
Other finalists include School of Engineering and Architecture’s Angela Tancio and Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ McQueen Allawan, who finished 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.
Romantic vibes wooed the audience as the participants performed songs under the category ‘Honeymoon Stage’ for the first round.
Rabago performed Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”, Tancio performed Diana King’s “Say A Little Prayer”, and Allawan performed Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband”.
Melancholic ambience soon overshadowed the auditorium as songs about separation were sung in the second round under the category ‘Breakup Stage’.
Rabago performed Juris’ “’Di Lang Ikaw”, Tancio performed Lara Fabian’s “Broken Vow”, and Allawan performed Beyoncé’s “Broken-Hearted Girl”.
Afterwards, the top three finalists sang with the theme ‘Moving On’. They were tasked to perform their own renditions of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”.
Atty. Fairy Faith Agustin, Rabago’s sister, shared that it was her “major break” in college and that their family is happy seeing her pursue her passion in singing.
“Proud jud mi na na continue iyang passion since bata pa siya to high school up to now college, we really see na music is her passion and we want to see her continue shining, keep singing, and siyempre continue to inspire others,” she said.