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Roxanne Barcelo wows with her rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' on 'Tawag ng Tanghalan'

Roxanne fulfills her late father's wish in "Tawag ng Tanghalan"

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

10/11/2019 in News
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Roxanne Barcelo wows with her rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' on 'Tawag ng Tanghalan'

Roxanne Barcelo touched many hearts with her heartfelt rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" on "Tawag Ng Tanghalan" last Wednesday, October 9.

The actress, who was one of the celebrity contenders on the show, wowed audiences and judges alike with her goosebumps-inducing performance, the likes of which we've never seen before. 

According to Roxanne, it was her father’s last wish to see her become a singer. He passed away last July.

One month kasi before [siya] mamatay, mi-nessage niya ako. Parang may instinct or intuition na may pa-ganoon. Tinext niya ako, sabi niya, ’Kanta ka, anak.’ In capital letters, sabi niya, ’Sayang, anak,’” she recalled during an interview after her performance.

“Kasi wala namang nakikinig sa akin kumanta, tatay ko lang.” 

Roxanne was then named Celebrity Champion of the Day. She will be competing against fellow winners: “The Voice of the Philippines" alum Thor Dulay and "The Voice Kids" grand finalist Justin Alva. 

Watch her performance here:

Roxanne most recently starred in the Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019 entry "The Panti Sisters" alongside Paolo Ballesteros, Christian Bables, and Martin Del Rosario.

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