Việt Nam Idol on her new patriotism
Fillipina Janicee Aranjuez Buco is the first foreigner to win any season of Việt Nam Idol 2016. The seventh season of the Vietnamese-adapted British television singing contest concluded on October 1 at BHD Studio in District 9, HCM City.
Buco was born and raised in the Philippines. She moved to Việt Nam in 2009 by herself at the age of 21 in search of a way out of poverty and to launch a career in singing. At the contest, she beat rival and finalist Việt Thắng, who is also very popular for his trained voice, via an audience SMS (short message services) vote. The two singers battled from May through September, but in the end Janicee was the victor with 54.25 per cent of the vote.