The VSU Pythons vocal duet and vocal solo contenders reap gold and silver finish during the Talent Festival competition in the SCUAA 2022 Wednesday, November 30.

Joshua Dayandayan and Noeleen Restor performed their own rendition of Ikaw ang pangarap by Martin Nivera.

“Para sa akoa, pagka announce gyud sa third ug sa second bitaw like wala na, okay na, mao na ni tanan but grabe si Lord he can really turn things around. Grabe! First placer, all for Visayas State University” Dayandayan said.

(For me, when they announced the third and the second, I was like … accepting what’s about to come and that this is where it all ends but the Lord is truly great. He [Lord] can really turn things around. Amazing! First placer, all for Visayas State University)

In another interview with Amaranth, Restor also expressed her gratitude.

“Kuan, nag process pa sad akong mind nga basig dawaton nalang kung unsa man gani ang results, accept defeat. Unya unexpectedly first placer. Tears of joy jud wala nay laing ning gawas sa akoa. Gi hilak nalang jud nako tanan.”

(My mind is still processing, that I should maybe accept whatever the results are. Unexpectedly, we became a first placer. There’s nothing more that came out from me but the tears of joy, so I cried for all of this.)

Moreover, Mary Grace Gara secured the silver medal in the vocal solo competition. She performed her own rendition of Tagumpay Nating Lahat composed by Gary Granada and performed by Lea Salonga.

Gara expressed her loss of hope for a win but was later surprised.

“First of all, I’m so grateful and blessed jud to have this because wa ko mag expect nga maka daog kay all the contenders were so good. Mao to wa na ko mag expect pero pag announce nga I was the winner, I was surprised, happy, and had mixed emotions.”

(First of all, I’m grateful and blessed to have this because I did not expect to win this award since all of my fellow contenders were so good. That’s why I didn’t expect anything but when they announced that I was the winner, I was surprised, happy, and had mixed emotions).

On the other hand, the top 3 of the street dance/pop dance competitions are as follows:

3rd place: Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU)

2nd place: Biliran Province State University (BiPSU)

1st place: Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU)

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