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Bared... Saudi Arabia Pop Icon finalist is a Boholano

Tagbilaran, Saturday, 9 May 2009

Saudi Arabia Pop Icon finalist is a Boholano

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My Manila trip last week despite the H1N1 fear allowed me to meet some balikbayans (who have duty free items for pasalubong) at the airport who're homing to Bohol for the fiesta. Most of them are from the Middle East.

They enthusiastically shared their stories in foreign lands. I've had heard about success and painful stories of our OFWs and when they shared about an OFW, who is now a rising "star" in Middle East, that something and a great story.

Finalist Yuan Galve.

The "rising" star they are referring to is a Boholano - Julius "Yuan"  Galve - son of Aureliano and Julieta Galve of Mansasa District, Tagbilaran City is qualified for the final gala performance night on May 15 after placing 4th place in the second elimination round on April 30.

"He has a good voice and we love his performance," shared a fan Hanna Sevilla, an OFW in Riyadh.

The Saudi Arabia Pop Icon is a singing competition for the Overseas Filipino Workers in Saudi Arabia organized by S.E. Productions (SEP), a recognized community service and cultural organization by the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia. After the success of Pop Icon Season 1 in 2005 and the TFC POPSTAR in 2006, SEP brings back the POP ICON Season 2 which is now a kingdom-wide search.

Yuan says, "I am a simple and very friendly person. Some will say that I am a bit snobbish but I am not. If you will get to know me better then you will know that I am not like that."

Here're basic facts about Yuan shared by Hanna Sevilla who is based in Saudi Arabia:

Name: Julius Z. Galve
Nickname: Yuan
Age: 27
Province: Bohol, Philippines
Occupation: Operating Room Technician (OR STAFF)
Specialty in Music: RnB and Pop
Civil Status: Single
Music Award, Competition Won: None
Hobbies: Singing, Reading, Surfing the net, Martial arts
For you what is music? Music is the food to our soul that soothes everything in our life.
Influential Person in Music: Guy Sebastian, Josh Groban, Martin Nievera, Gary V. and Regine Velasquez

Yuan Julius Galve.


Leo P. Udtohan

What readers think...

brendo wrote:
Monday, 5 July 2010 17:33:56 PHT
Wow!..what a great achievement... a low profile person deserves the best.. You were one of our best students and figthers in Philippine Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bhak Do but now look at you, you are a big star in the world of performing artist.. great job!..CONGRATS!..keep it up.. there's more gold to achieve ahead.. --Kyo Sa Nim Brendo & PMDK SBD..
Jane from Cebu wrote:
Friday, 13 November 2009 15:51:49 PHT
I love this guy....Keep up the good work and just continue praying and striving hard to achieve your ambitions and goals in life Julz...Im so proud of this MAN....

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