"It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions."
That's how Jed Madela described their journey as hurados of Tawag ng Tanghalan Season 3 during an exclusive interview with Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com minutes before the live airing of the Huling Tapatan on Saturday, September 28, held at the Caloocan City Sports Complex.
Throughout the competition, we witnessed how this season has been filled with varied emotions not only from the hundreds of contestants that stepped on the It's Showtime stage, but from the jurors as well who strongly fought for what they believed in is right and whoever they believe is deserving to remain in the contention.
When asked regarding the difference of the current season to the previous editions, the judges who were also present in the interview, Rey Valera and Mitoy Yonting, all agreed that it's definitely be the number of resbakan.
It can be recalled that unlike the previous stagings, Season 3 didn't only have one resbak round, but three, namely, Instant Resbak, Ultimate Resbak, and Final Resbak.
However, when it comes to the excitement delivered by the current season, hurado Mitoy said that is what the latest edition brought which was entirely different from its predecessors.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the qualities they are looking for in a contestant for him/her to be the most fitting grand champion, it would be first and foremost, consistency.
"Feeling ko, kasi lahat sila magagaling, [it would be] consistency. Naging consistent siya sa mga performances niya, and from the start, naging consistent din ang mga supporters niya," hurado Jed imparted.
Judge Gary Valenciano then joined the conversation, sharing that this was the very first time that he would be taking part in the grand finals of TNT.
"This is the first time actually na kasama [ako] sa mga hurado para sa Huling Tapatan. Ngayon ko lang 'to maeexperience, so alam ko dahil sa mga naririnig kong feedbacks [tungkol] sa mga singers o mga contestants, sobrang excited ako. Pero ‘di natin malalaman talaga kung sino ang mananalo kasi biglang may lumalabas na performance na kakaiba na hinding-hindi pa nakikita ng iba. Tingnan natin," the Pure Energy said.