Filipino Lance Busa was handpicked by Michael Bolton as the winner of the premiere season of Bolt of Talent on Star World which concluded Wednesday.

The singer from Butuan City in Mindanao won a record deal and will perform in Michael Bolton’s Asia Dream Tour as part of his prize. Lance will also be heralded as a Subaru Ambassador.

After being announced the winner in the finale show, Busa said, “I think everything is a dream because everything started with my dream. That was my dream. I hope I made the Philippines proud and I hope I made my grandpa proud…”

The 22-year-old Busa competed as the Philippines’ representative to the newest Fox Network singing competition hosted by multiple-Grammy recipient and singer-songwriter Bolton, after being scouted by the iconic artist himself in the show’s first telecast that featured the Philippines.

The amateur singer went up against artists from Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan.

In the finale of Bolt of Talent, the Philippines’ bet sang a cover of Bolton’s iconic hit, “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You.”

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