Janice Phuong from the Philippines won the 7th season of Vietnam Idol which ended in Ho Chi Minh City on September 30 over 54.25 percent of the viewers’ votes.
|Janice Phuong becomes first foreigner to winning Vietnam Idol over 54.25 % of the audiences' votes|
The 28-year-old singer, whose real name is Janice A Buco became the first foreigner to win the singing competition, Vietnam Idol.
Phuong triumphed over Viet Thang to take home a cash prize of VND600 million (US$28,600). She won the hearts of the judges and audiences with her performing skills and powerful voice
Phuong who was married to a Vietnamese man has lived in Vietnam for seven years. She has ever performed at bars and clubs in Hanoi and even speaks & sings Vietnamese songs fluently.
Viet Thang, a 22-year-old from the northern province of Hai Duong, was the runner-up.
Launched in 2007, Vietnam Idol is based on the British reality show Pop Idol and produced by Ho Chi Minh City Television and Vietnam Advertising Company.