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Khimo Gumatay bags grand prize in Idol Philippines S2

September 19, 2022 - Monday 1:09 PM by Patricia Francia Lachica

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After the consistent, top-notch performances, Idol Hopeful Khimo Gumatay won as the grand winner for Idol Philippines Season 2. 

Khimo Goemon Gumatay, a self-made and committed artist, climbed his way up to the top three with Ryssi and Kice to battle their voices and accumulate votes from the show's judges and the public. 

Gumatay totaled an 89 percent score of combined votes, leaving a huge gap between him and his co-artists.

“Para po sa mga taong naniwala sa akin sa journey ko sa Idol Philippines, taos puso po akong nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat,” said Khimo Gumatay. 

(For the people who believed in me during my journey in Idol Philippines, I sincerely thank you all)

He likewise expressed his gratitude to his team that never left his side since day one when he entered the competition.

“Asahan niyo po na pagbubutihan ko pa po lalo para mabigyan ng tamang karangalan ang binigay niyo po sa akin sa Idol Philippines Season 2. Maraming salamat din po sa mga tao po na bumubuo ng Idol Philippines, kayo ang tunay na IDOL,” he continued. 

(Expect that I will improve even more to give the honor to what you gave me in Idol Philippines Season 2. Thank you very much to the people of Idol Philippines; you are the real IDOL)

Besides bagging the title as the grand winner, he was rewarded with a brand new house and lot worth P2.5 million, an ABS-CBN recording contract, a P1 million cash prize, and a P3 million business franchise package. 

“Sana po ay patuloy niyo po akong suportahan sa paglalakbay ko pong ito dahil bitbit ko po parati ang suporta niyo tuwing umaakyat ako sa entablado. Para sa inyo rin po ang karangalang ito!” Gumatay concluded. 

(I hope you will continue to support me in this journey because I always carry your support whenever I go on stage. This honor is for you too!)

For the finale night, Gumatay sang Jem Macatuno's "Bagong Simula" as his journey track while he performed "My Time," an original composition by Jeremy Glinoga.

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