Joemar Licanda shines as Al Breem Videoke challenge winner

by Laliebeth Petancio

Abu Dhabi  – Out of the ten contenders of Al Breem Videoke singing competition held last Thursday, April 19, Joemar Licanda made it to the spot as winner and finalist of the battle which grand finals will be held May 3 at Al Nakheel Hotel Apartments in Abu Dhabi.

IMG_0626-4The 29-year old former vocalist at Muzikk Avenue band tried his luck in the competition and treated his friends a Thursday music bonding . He sang the Air Supply’s Now and Forever for the slow/mellow round and he rock with the audience on his “I Want to Break Free” by Queen garnering him the dashing score of 94.

” Di ko po inasahan na isa po ako sa napili na makaabut sa grand finals. Kaya salamat po talaga unang una kay Lord at sa buong management and staff  ng Al Breem Restaurant at sa lahat po ng sumali sa karaoke challenge good luck po saten sa grand finals”, grateful Joemar.

The singing contest was judged according to the criteria voice quality (30%; Ryhtm & tempo (25%); vocal expression (15%); Videoke score (15%) and entertainment value/audience impact (15%).

The other six (6) winners of the night’s elimination who will also join the finale are John Michael Nacalaban, Leonard ramos, Francis Saribo, Michael Saribo, Jones Adarna and Eds Buenaventura.


The finalists of the Al Breem Videoke Challenge with challenger Joemar Licanda  (3rd from left) and other six finalists with Al Nakheel Hotel Apartments General Manager Mr. Ghassan Nehme (leftmost); judge Mr. Philip Esteves Jr.  (2nd from left) host Odessa Bonifacio (rightmost).

Please visit:   Al Nakheel Hotel Apartments | Muroor Road | P.O. Box 30831 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +9712 304 4555 Ext. 505|Fax: +971 2 443 7333| |


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