Thai balladeer wows judges on ABS-CBN’s “I love OPM”

Thai ballader Montri Bootnak wowed the judges with his soulful rendition of Wency Cornjeo’s “Hanggang” on ABS-CBN’s “I LOVE OPM” on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Montri received three Approved stamps from our “Himigration” Officers or the show’s judges which made him part of contest’s Top 24.

In a post on Facebook, I Love OPM greeted Montri for entering the second stage of the show.

“3 Approved stamps from our “Himigration” Officers!!! Pasok ka rin sa Top 24, Montri!”

I LOVE OPM is ABS-CBN’s newest program which features foreign nationals who are fluent in singing Tagalog songs. Montri has been chosen as one of the contestants who come from different countries around the world such as the United States, Australia, India, Samoa, Nigeria, Pakistan, Lebanon, United Kingdom and Korea.

The judges which include singers like Martin Nievera, Toni Gonzaga and Lani Misalucha were all impressed with the way Montri sang the Tagalog song. He was greeted with loud applause from the audience.

“Great job. You sing like yourself  and you look like Richard Poon. You let the music move you,” said Nievera who sits as one of the three judges.

“You did not just serenade me, you serenaded my heart. You spoke to my heart and I felt it,” said judge Gonzaga.

For her part, judge Misalucha sang some parts of her hit song “Loving You” when she adjudged the Thai singer.

PinoyThaiyo had a short chat with Mon the following day. He asked for support from his fans both in the Philippines and abroad.

“Hope there will be a lot of people liking on my video in I Love OPM Facebook. It will mean a lot to me”, said Montri.

Meanwhile, Montri said he wants to be a Thai OPM singer when asked about his dream by host Anne Curtis.