Filipino singers did not disappoint with their strong performances and showmanship at the Euro Pop Contest Berliner Pearl 2016. Forty-one contenders from 15 countries competed for the grand prix at this year´s competition which was held at the Russian House of Science and Culture in the heart of Berlin on 26-27 November 2017.
The Philippines, to date, is the only Asian country represented in the competition. This year´s participants included Janine Fiona Kent (14 to 7 Age Category), Jo Navarroza and Jovelyn Torres (18 to 24 Age Category). Every participant was made to perform one of their original compositions and a popular piece. Navarroza emerged as a finalist, earning a diploma award while Kent won 5th place and Torres won 3rd place in their age group.
Last year´s grandprix winner, Ryan Richard Tamondong and the vocal group “5th Gen” composed of Rose Marielle Mamaclay, Rhap Salazar, Reymond Sajor, Reydan Buenagua and Lady Dianna Onnagan entertained the crowd as featured artists during the gala concert of the competition when Euro Pop’s young contestants gave their final performances. This year´s participation at the Euro Pop was through the efforts of Vega Enterntainment Productions led by Maria Rosario “Charie” Vega.
The group “Original Copy” from Lithuania is this year´s grand prix winner. The Euro Pop Contest Berliner Pearl was founded in 2002 and since then, more than 20 countries have been represented in the competition. END