Jeremiah Tiangco is the grand champion of GMA-7's The Clash Season 2.
This was revealed in the Kapuso reality singing competition’s finale episode aired tonight, December 15, 2019.
He had to defeat four other singers in the last rounds of the competition to clinch the title.
And in the end, the judges of The Clash—Ai-Ai delas Alas, Lani Misalucha and Christian Bautista—picked Jeremiah as the overall winner. The three were impressed by his star potential during the finale night, and throughout the whole competition.
Jeremiah also had a clean record, because he was never in danger of being eliminated during the whole season. His strong performances always placed him in the safe position, and he never experienced being in the bottom two.
The Cavite-based singer won P1 million pesos, a house-and-lot and an exclusive management contract from GMA Artist Center.
RECAP. Only five contestants were left at the start of the finale episode.
First was Nef Medina. The Cavite-based singer came back to the competition as a wildcard, after being eliminated in the second round of the season.
Then there was Jeremiah Tiangco, who is also from Cavite. The judges always praised him for his good looks.
Third was Jennifer Maravilla. The Malabon-native was bashed by netizens last November for failing to reach a high note during one of her performances.
Antonette Tismo also vied for the title. The Paranaque-based balladeer who returned to the contest in the comeback episode that aired one week ago.
Last was Thea Astley, a writer and R&B singer from Doha, Qatar.
In the first round, the five Clashers had to perform a medley of two songs.
Nef performed Donny Hathaway’s A Song for You and Celine Dion’s It’s All Coming Back to Me Now. The judges commented the Caviteno singer’s performance was “a very good fight.”
Jeremiah was next. He performed a soulful rendition of R Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly and Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain. The judges said he looked like a star while on stage.
Jennifer then performed a birit version of Manny Pacquiao’s Para Sa ‘Yo Ang Laban na ‘To and Apl de Ap’s Bebot. The judges praised the brave song choice, and commended her for always surpassing her previous performances.
Antonette showcased her ability to reach the high notes by singing Run to You by Whitney Houston and Brave by Sara Bareilles. The judges said she was in her element, and added that they were proud of you.
Thea performed last for this round. She gave life to two classic songs, Shirley Bassey’s The Greatest Performance of My Life and Tina Turner’s River Deep, Mountain High. The judges said she showcased her best performance so far, and that it gave them chills.
In the end, the judges picked two singers who advanced to the grand finals. They picked Thea and Jeremiah, and the two headed to the ultimate Matira ang Matibay.
Thea performed Aretha Franklin’s You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, then Jeremiah sang Fantasia’s I Believe.
The trophy went to Jeremiah as the judges picked him as the winner of The Clash of 2019.