Sheryl Cruz Wins Million-Peso Jackpot

Singer and actress Sheryl Cruz won the million-peso jackpot of the new Singing Bee show Saturday night.

This is the first-ever P1 million jackpot given out by the show as it returned to ABS-CBN.

Cruz correctly guessed the lyrics to the song ‘Rock With You’ by Michael Jackson released in 1979 and won a cool million.

The show is hosted by Amy Perez and Roderick Paulate and it returned for its sixth season just this November 16.

‘Papa, for you! Thank you! I love you!’ Cruz shouted after she won the million-peso jackpot after guessing the correct lyrics of four songs in the show’s ‘Final Countdown’ stage.

Cruz’s dad, Ricky Belmonte, passed away in October 2001.

Before Cruz, the biggest winner of the show was Bugoy Drilon who took home P40,000.

Watch Cruz correctly guess the lyrics to the song ‘Rock With You’ by Michael Jackson released in 1979 to win a cool million below.

Meanwhile, the Philippine version of The Singing Bee premiered April 21, 2008 on ABS-CBN.

It is a combination of karaoke singing and a spelling bee-style competition, this show features contestants trying to remember the lyrics to popular songs.

In each episode, six contestants will be selected from the audience to play a series of games that test their knowledge of song lyrics.

If a contestant makes an error, he or she will forfeit her chance to get into the musical chairs.

If a contestant is not in a musical chair when the round is over, he or she is eliminated.

The grand prize is P1,000,000.

The show was previously hosted by Cesar Montano for five seasons.

The house band, Bandble Bee, is led by Mel Villena, with several house singers called ‘The Songbees.’

Dancing to the band are the house dancers, ‘The Honeybees.’