News Feature: Bangus Fest hones talent of young Dagupeños

DAGUPAN CITY, May 7 (PIA) — To showcase the singing prowess of young Dagupeños, DZRD 981 Sonshine Radio launched the search for Barangay Videoke Icon in this city last month as part of this year’s Bangus Festival celebration.

The event aims to provide the youth with a venue where they can hone their talents and where they can inspire other Dagupeños to realize their aspirations and focus their spare time on worthwhile activities.

Aspirants from the 31 barangays of Dagupan City attended the auditions slated on April 14, 16, 17, 19, and 21 at five assigned areas. Three winners were chosen to represent each cluster in the different categories namely “bulilit,” junior, and senior for the grand final showdown.

Contenders battled on the big night held at the People’s Astrodome on April 26. Their powerful voices impressed the crowd of spectators. In the end, only one victor was declared for each category.

The winners were Alyssa Mae Errasquin from barangay Tambac who reigned in the bulilit round; Florence May Bejar from barangay Herrero-Perez hailed supreme in the junior round; and Jessel Lambino from barangay Lucao champed in the senior round.

The event was made possible through the support of various sponsors who shared the same advocacy with Sonshine Radio. (JCR/AMM-PIA 1, Pangasinan)

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