After four months of preparation and intense competition, we finally have a winner.
On Sunday, 4 Nov 2018, the Grand Finals for SPOP! Sing drew a conclusion as 18-year-old Jarrell Ng was crowned the winner while another crowd favourite, Marcus Tay, 21, finished as runner-up.
The Grand Finals held at the Padang saw a strong turnout of more than 8,000 people despite wet weather conditions. The final four contestants namely Jarrell Ng, Marcus Tay, Daryl-Ann Jansen and Karena Yeo broke into song and dance all for the title but only Jarrell and Marcus emerged victorious.
As the champion, here's what Jarrell Ng walked away with:
- SGD$30,000 cash prize
- Debut song written by famous local composer Lee Wei Song
- An artiste contract where he will be managed by Wise Music and Mediacorp
In his first interview as winner of SPOP! Sing with Toggle, Jarrell shared:
"I think I'm quite satisfied with my performance.. I've always said that Marcus is my biggest competition but he's also a really good friend of mine. He's my best friend but also my strongest competitor (laughs). It's a complicated relationship."
"I've been so busy preparing for the finals [and] I'm very excited about the plans lined up for me."
It's been awhile since we last had a national singing competition in Singapore and we can't believe it's over this soon! Though it caters more towards the Mandarin-speaking community, we can't deny it's been an exciting journey.
Do you think we should have more singing competitions in Singapore? We definitely do. Give this post a 'like' if you think we need more platforms for our hidden talents! ♡
Text by: Girlstyle SG