CELEBRITY WORLD PH
By Crispina M. Belen
Sing-Galing’s BidaOke Star Ethel Booba makes grand comeback!
“Sing-Galing’s” original diva and champion Ethel Booba returned to the iconic game show as a special guest for the season, starting on its June 1 episode. The champion diva will surely be providing more laughter to the show.
Produced by Cignal TV and TV5, “Sing-Galing” encourages anybody who enjoys singing—young or old, professional or amateur—to join in, heralding its slogan “Magkaka-sing galing tayong lahat!” Each episode has three singtestants competing in three rounds to crown the BidaOke Star of the Night, who will vie for a spot in the grand finale.
In 2002, Ethel Booba kicked off her television career on the variety singing competition, where she successfully defended her title as “BidaOke Star” for four weeks. Known equally for her flamboyant outfits as well as her powerful singing voice, the popular comedienne is simply one of the most iconic “Sing-Galing” singtestants to ever grace the show’s stage. She sang her own rendition of classic songs such as “Memory” by Barbra Streisand, “My Valentine” by Martina McBride & Jim Brickman, and “All Behind Us Now” by Patti Austin, for which she was able to win and reign as a champion.
As part of her special comeback this season, the “OG BidaOke Star” prepared a remarkable surprise for all “Sing-Galing” viewers. Having her back on the program will surely double the show’s already exciting challenges and hilarious antics — led by hosts and Sing Masters Randy Santiago, Donita Nose, and K Brosas, and the panel of judges and Juke Bosses Rey Valera, Ronnie Liang, and Jessa Zaragoza.
Originally aired in the late 1990s, “Sing-Galing” is a multi-awarded Videoke Game program that was the first of its kind in the Philippines and Asia, allowing everyone an equal chance to win and earn by singing. Today, its inclusive karaoke format continues to draw in the gutsiest and bravest participants to have a good time on the show.
Catch Ethel Booba as she adds her uniquely hilarious flair on “Sing-Galing.” For an entertaining, light, and enjoyable bonding experience for everyone and anyone who enjoys singing, tune in to “Sing Galing, Ang Original Videoke Kantawanan ng Bansa!” every night at 6:30pm on TV5.