Aspiring singer from Cavite hailed as first Ultimate Bida Star Singer

Aspiring singer Amanda Manaois, who has spent the past six years making a name for herself in the music industry, was hailed as the first Ultimate Bida Star Singer in "Bida Star Singer."

"My life will change because I’ve been trying for six years to break into the music industry with my covers and original songs that I wrote," she said.

During the last live performance show, host Karina Bautista recalled the comment made by "It's Showtime" and Polaris head Reily Santiago regarding Amanda’s growth in the competition. He said that her voice has grown stronger since the beginning of the competition.

The 20-year-old US-born woman described her "Bida Star Singer" journey to be fulfilling." In the past few weeks, I have learned so much about music, singing, and vocal techniques from the different judges. I have also made many new friends through the competition," she shared.

Out of the hundreds of auditionees, Amanda came out on top and earned a total of 84.51 vote points from kumu diamonds, KTX votes, and judges’ scores in the final battle to earn the title "Ultimate Bida Star Singer."

"I feel so grateful and blessed because I know that my parents also worked hard to achieve my dreams of becoming a singer. I admitted that I was close to giving up my dreams when I joined 'Bida Star Singer.' Now that I have accomplished my dream, I am thankful for the support of my parents and friends," she said.

As the “Ultimate Bida Star Singer,” Amanda won P50,000 cash prize, an ABS-CBN management and recording contract, a chance to be shortlisted for an interview in "Tawag Ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime," appearances on Kapamilya shows, and a special trophy.

Meanwhile, AJ Andales from Cebu, whoreceived64.88 vote points finished in 2nd place, and Ryle Mendez from Bulacan, who got 57.57 vote points took 3rd place.

“Bida Star” continues its goal to discover new talents in this digital age and has fulfilled the dreams of young and talented Filipinos like Dustine Mayores, who is now a "PBB" kumunity teen housemate, and Ruth Paga, who is now a Star Hunt artist, and its newest winner Amanda.

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