Pinoy Singer Vincent Bueno wins Austria's "Musical! Die Show"

vincent buenoFirst there was Charice Pempengco who wowed the Koreans, by guesting on StarKing, and Ellen Degeneres after being watched on YouTube and had been subsequently summoned by the talk host show to perform live. Now, another Filipino international star is born, by the name of Vincent Bueno.

Vincent Bueno won the Austrian talent competition “Musical! Die Show” last Friday night (Saturday morning in Philippines) with his extraordinary presentations in the finale that impressed the European crowd.

“Musical! Die Show” (Musical! The Show) is a reality-based talent search similar that of American Idol, except it sports contestants' theatrical artistry and dancing skills and goes beyond the usual pop song interpretations.

There were 400 contestants who initially joined the first-ever “Musical! Die Show” and Bueno, the only Asian in the show, proved to be last man standing to gain not only the ultimate glitz, glamour and fame but also a total of 50,000 euros (P3 million) as grand prize after receiving 63.5 percent of all the televotes cast—a “landslide” win. His runners-up were Austrians Eva Klikovics and Gudrun Ihninger.

The three finalists sang two songs each, one being their favorite among their past performances and the other from their previous performance. They also performed duet and group numbers during the finale.

The second performer among the three finalists, Vincent impressed the people across Europe, through satellite TV or Internet video, by his renditions of popular Broadway classics such as “Greased Lightning” from Grease as his first performance followed with “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera, a number which he already performed.

Vincent wowed even the judges of Musical! Die Show the moment he performed his first musical number—"Hair" from the musical of the same title—showcasing his mighty voice, spectacular stage control and impressive stage presence, and electrifying dance moves.

Bueno was the only finalist who received standing ovations from the amazed auditions for both of his solo performances. All he could do after announced as the winner was to shout "I love you!" in Deutsch and also "Philippines! Philippines!" in the middle of his jubilation—a homage to his Filipino roots.

Aside from "Hair," "Greased Lightning," and "Music of the Night," the viewers of Musical! Die Show watched in awe as Vincent performed memorable songs from other hit musicals, like "Superstar" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Singin' in the Rain" from the musical of the same title, "I Wanna Be Like You" from Jungle Book, the German version of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" from Mary Poppins, and "Why God Why?" from Miss Saigon (the launching pad for Filipino artists, such as Lea Salonga, to successful international careers).

Now this is another brand of Pinoy Pride!

Hear Vincent Bueno's songs, or see more of his pictures.

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Anonymous said...

I saw him on tv patrol and his winning performance. impressive huh! grabe yung production considering it's just a talent search.

Zang said...

nakita ko rin yun sa tv patrol. ang boses niya, grabe, so powerful. no wonder he's the winner

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