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Zion Aquino

Zion started singing at a very young age and tried out for contests and school musicales but did not receive much encouragement by people who thought his voice was too "weird” for a kid. What people then perceived as a rather unusual voice would later on turn out to be his greatest asset.

In 2005 StarWorld's Filipino-American Idol was mounted to promote American Idol's Finals for that season, and Zion was that contest's winner. He also won MTV's Next Big Thing Search for the next RnB Superstar held at Hard Rock Cafe in 2007.

In 2012 he represented his company in Advertising Idol, a singing contest organized by the Advertising Board of the Philippines among the country's top ad agencies. Zion won and was awarded a special prize for having competed despite the severe disadvantage of having to tote a colostomy bag during the competition since he was undergoing treatment for colon cancer at the time. His being a cancer survivor has given Zion's singing more depth and purpose: to shine the light on those undergoing treatment in the hopes of helping them recover.

In 2014 he was selected as one of 60 singer-songwriter participants to be part of that year's Elements Songwriting Camp, where he met some of the Philippines’ top music practitioners, some of whom took notice of his singing and have contributed to putting out his first single in the hopes that the world sees what they see and hear in him: a singer with a lot of heart and soul.

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