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Kayly wins MediaCorp’s The 5 Search

SINGAPORE - It took weeks of effort and hard work, but in a televised grand finals earlier tonight (March 1), it was Kayly Loh who finally won the MediaCorp Channel 5 talent search, aptly titled, The 5 Search.

Kayly Loh beat four other contestants to win MediaCorp's talent contest, The 5 Search.

Kayly Loh beat four other contestants to win MediaCorp's talent contest, The 5 Search.

SINGAPORE - It took weeks of effort and hard work, but in a televised grand finals earlier tonight (March 1), it was Kayly Loh who finally won the MediaCorp Channel 5 talent search, aptly titled, The 5 Search.

She beat four other competitors - Shrey Bhargava, Michelle Wong, Caryn Cheng and Aiken Chia - to walk away with the S$30,000 cash prize as well as a two-year Artiste Management contract with MediaCorp. Kayly will also star in the upcoming Channel 5 drama, Tanglin.

“I’m speechless right now,” she said as her family and supporters cheered. “I’m very thankful, my heart is so full. I have such as strong support (from) family and my friends. I’m really very thankful!”

Award-winning actress Rebecca Lim presented her with the trophy and Lim said: “I’m extremely excited for you and I know your future is going to be so bright. Welcome to the family.”

Hosted by Jean Danker, the two-hour show saw the final five contestants doing their all as they acted, danced and sang in order to win the votes of the five judges - resident judges Tay Ping Hui, Bryan Wong and Selena Tan as well as guest judges Georgina Chang and film-maker Eric Khoo - as well as swing the public votes their way (public voting closed at 9.35pm).

Other performers during the show included a reunited cast of The Noose - Michelle Chong, Chua Enlai, Suhaimi Yusof, Judee Tan and Alaric Tay - as well as American pop singer Secondhand Serenade who performed two songs - Heart Stops and Fall For You - while the contestants waited anxiously for the results. The results were a combination of judges’ scores and public votes.

Fans took to the online platforms, including the Channel 5 Facebook page, to offer congratulations. “All done well, came so far, congrats to the finalists n winner,” posted Jason Tan.

Lynda Naomie posted: “I think she stands out amongst the other two girls ..glad she won ..deserving winner ..congrats”

As for the other finalists, fans will get a chance to see them on telly one more time. All of them will be in the final episode of On The Rocks, the drama web series that was created to showcase the contestants’ acting chops.

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