It’s a 1-2 Pinoy Punch as Vina Morales and Kjwan both won in their respective categories at the just-concluded 1st Ikon Asean Competition! The event pitted professional artists from Indonesia, the Philippines, and host country Malaysia against each other, creating a unique musical extravaganza.
Vina Morales created a huge upset in the solo category, beating Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor and Indonesian Idol finalist Judika. Vina sang “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” (which is familiar among Malaysian audience because of the very popular soap opera of the same title) and a dance track called “Feel So Nice” (not Feel Good as earlier posted) where she shown the crowd that she was also a very good performer.
Meanwhile, Kjwan (pictured here with Ikon Philippines host Asia Agcaoili) bagged the top award for the band category from the get-go if you ask me. The band has shown what their competitors OAG of Malaysia and Tahta of Indonesia lacked: versatility. They performed two completely different tracks, a heavy rock-induced “Invitation” and a reggae-ish “One Look.”
Again, congrats to Kjwan and Vina for making our country proud!