JM Yosures of Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines is the grand champion of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” Season 4. The finale of the singing competition, which is a segment of the ABS-CBN television show “It’s Showtime,” aired live on February 6, 2021.
Yosures holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila.
As the “Tawag ng Tanghalan” Season 4 grand champion, Yosures received a special trophy designed by Toym Imao, a brand new house and lot from Lessandra worth 2 million pesos, a recording contract with Star Music and a management contract with Star Magic. His cash prize was 1 million pesos.
Featuring nine singers, the weeklong grand finals started on February 1, 2021. Three contestants namely Rica Mae Maer, Donna Gift Ricafrente and Mara Tumale were eliminated prior to the finale.
From February 1, 2021 to February 5, 2021, Yosures consistently ranked number 1. In the finale, he competed against Emmar Cabilogan, Ayegee Paredes, Makki Lucino, Rachell Laylo and Nikole Kyle Bernido.
To determine the “Tawag ng Tanghalan” Season 4 grand champion, the six grand finalists were reduced to the Top 3. Fifty percent of the final score was from the judges and the other 50 percent was from the text votes.
In the first round of the finale, Yosures sang “The House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals. He made it to the Top 3 with Paredes and Laylo.
In the final round, Yosures sang a Lady Gaga medley. He received the highest number of text votes, which gave him 50/50, while Laylo got 28.9/50 while Paredes had 28.29/50.
Rey Valera served as the the punong hurado (chairman of the board of judges) in the finale. He was joined by 11 other judges namely Mitoy Yonting, Nyoy Volante, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Kyla, Karylle, Jaya, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Randy Santiago, Louie Ocampo and Gary Valenciano.
From the judges, Yosures got 39.0/50 while Paredes had 44.9/50 and the highest score went to Laylo with 48.7/50. In the end, he won with the highest total score of 89.0/100 followed by Laylo with 77.6/100 and Paredes with 73.19/100.