• Guitar duo from Cebu bagged the gold medal in the World Championship of Performing Arts’ instrumentalist category
  • Fil-Am James Calacsan won the Senior Vocalist category of the competition
  • Philippines bagged 286 medals plaques and badges from WCOPA

63 Countries around the world competed in the Talent Olympics at the 22nd World Championship of Performing Arts held in Long Beach California USA, last July 6-15, 2018.

Cebu-based guitar duo M Squared bagged the title senior grand champion in the recently-concluded World Championship of Performing Arts’ instrumentalist category.

As per Good News Pilipinas, Miguel Ibaseta and Maxwel Soller composed M Squared.

Ibaseta is a Grade 12 student at the University of San Jose-Recoletos where Soller teaches as a full-time instructor.

Image via Miguel Ibaseta's Facebook post

Image via Miguel Ibaseta’s Facebook post

The two reportedly competed in five styles: classical, contemporary, jazz, open and original works; where they won silver medals in all categories before winning the WCOPA Grand Champion title.

Team Philippines, moreover, won Best in National Costume for the entire delegation and Gold Directorship, Super National Director for Gerry Mercado.

James Calacsan, Filipino-american singer, meanwhile, bested the Senior Vocalist category of the competition.

Meanwhile, the Lagunenses are also roaring with pride over their champions Gaea Mischa Salipot, Jobo Anonuevo and Julius Divina

Overall, the country bagged 286 medals, plaques and badges composed of 55 gold medals, 83 silver medals, 81 bronze medals, 34 division champion plaques and 33 semi-finalist badges.

The senior grand champion of the World was Cayman Islands representative Rita Estevonavich from the acting category.

South Africa’s Stefen Ogilvie was the junior grand champion of the world, also from the acting category.

WCOPA is the “one-and-only, Olympic-style international meet for aspiring performers and entertainers. It is held annually in the Hollywood area whichthe entertainment capital of the world.

Let’s take a look at their WCOPA experience in this video shared by Dann Lina and Nolo Lopez via YouTube:

Here’s another one:

For more videos, visit WCOPA Team Philippines.