EXCLUSIVE. Mindanao’s Golden Boy Lance Busa won earlier this evening in the reality singing competition Bolt of Talent hosted by the legendary singer Michael Bolton.
The 22-year-old Butuan City native sang his own version of “How Am I Suppose To Live Without You,” and got the nod of the judges headed by Bolton himself.
From 300 aspiring Filipino talents who submitted their portfolio and video to Fox Network Group Asia, 10 were selected and only Busa and Hans Dimayuga were chosen to perform before Michael Bolton when he visited the country in May.
The two amateur singers recorded a studio version of “Said I Love You…But I Lied.” Busa recorded a contemporary R&B version of the 1993 chart-topper, while Dimayuga recorded a funk-rap version. The winner for that round was declared via a radio announcement.
“I couldn’t believe that I made it this far. I was competing with someone who’s more experienced. It’s really a challenge when you are competing with someone who is very familiar with music and very knowledgeable in terms of the technicality of his craft,” the 22-year-old aspiring singer shared.
Busa has won a recording contract and Subaru ambassadorship. He will also join Bolton in his upcoming Asian tour.