Janina ‘Jaja’ Partoriza Singson – “The Power and Soul Diva”. Janina is definitely one powerhouse singer to watch in this competition. Having stamped her name on a string of singing contests both in the Philippines and here in Jeddah, one of them being JPOP 2012 First Runner-Up, Janina clearly has some pressure up her sleeves. But this artist is very determined and does not seem affected – as she shares that her music inspiration comes from OPM’s royal couple Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid – her ideal artists when it comes to grace under pressure. Her in-born vocal range has proven she can wrestle with almost any high-hitting classic pieces by legendary divas, from the 70’s Jennifer Holiday to present day artists like Jessie J while in the process giving each song her own spin to it. With these accolades and her dynamic vocals at hand do we envisage a sure spot for Jaja? Her own answer to that question: “I believe I have the talent and the guts to be the next Jeddah Pop Icon!,” confidently says this feisty singing nurse.
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