The 26-year-old Yuli Mike Leonor turned emotional after he was named champion of the “MOR Global Pop Icon Korea,” which was held Sept. 30 at the Dong Sung High School Auditorium in Hyehwa-dong, in Seoul, South Korea.
His voice went above the other nine finalists who vied for the title after garnering a total score of 84 percent from the panel of judges, with his performance of the song “Sila” by the OPM band SUD that he dedicated to his fellow overseas Filipinos.
The pride of Roxas City, in Capiz, Philippines took home a trophy, a cash prize of US$1,000, and will fly to Manila for the “MOR Global Pop Icon” grand finals.
Still overwhelmed with his win, Yuli said: “Until now I’m still in a hangover after my recent MOR Global Pop Icon in Korea win. Pinapasalamatan ko si God at aking mga kaibigan na sumuporta sa akin sa competition na ito.”
“MOR Global Pop Icon Korea” was made possible by MOR 101.9, the official FM radio station of ABS-CBN in Mega Manila, and The Filipino Channel, the flagship brand of ABS-CBN’s subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global.