Monday, July 20, 2009

Filipino pride: Rhap Salazar bags major awards in the World Championships of Performing Arts

Rhap Salazar, a young Filipino singer is the newest addition to the Philippine's World class talents as he took home two major awards in the recently concluded 13th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Los Angeles, California.

The young singer who was an alumnus of the ABS-CBN talent show “Little Big Star” bagged the Junior Grand Champion Performer of the World and Junior Grand Champion Solo vocalist of the World titles.

Other winners include The Young Voices of Negros who bagged the Junior Grand Champion Group Vocalists of the World prize and Kimverlie Molina who won the top award in the senior vocals category. The country sent 28 performing artists to this year’s WCOPA many of whom won medals in their respective divisions. At least 20 countries participated in the competition.

The World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Hollywood is an annual competition participated by aspiring performers and entertainers from selected countries.

It follows the Olympic-style competition where in gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the winners plus $50,000 in scholarships to the Conservatory for Film and Television in New York.

Here's a video of one of Rhap's performances:


xprosaic said...

ayan! may panibagong mga dagdag... congrats sa pinoys! :-D

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betchai said...

thanks for always making us proud Leo Mar, thanks for sharing to us this great feat and news. What a powerful voice he has, thanks for sharing the video too.

melissa said...

He is a little loud for me, but he has a beautiful voice. I can see why he would win.

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Badong said...

napanood ko sila ni chariz na nag-duduet. nalito ko kung sino ba yung mas mataas bumirit. congrats sa kanya! congrats sa mga pinoy!

Katiwaldas said...

Rap has since showed his being 'biritero'. He deserved it.. Blog hopping po!

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