Sunday, June 26, 2011


Jonalyn Roxas Viray (born November 15, 1989 in Marikina City, Philippines) is a Filipina singer and an occasional actress. She was the first ever Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion. She also received five gold medals and three plaques at the 2006 World Championships of Performing Arts.

She is a member of a trio named La Diva, along with Maricris Garcia and Aicelle Santos, in which she sings as a soprano. She is also a current cast member of the weekly variety show Party Pilipinas.

She started joining singing contest on an early age. She has won first runner-up in "Birit Bulilit" of IBC-13 as a child and in "MTB Teen Pop Star" wherein her winning piece was Mariah Carey’s Never Too Far.Growing up, Jonalyn, much like any aspiring singer, admired Mariah Carey, Regine Velasquez, Whitney Houston, Kyla, and Beyonce.

Viray has been noted for her soulful voice, belting prowess, and stunning high notes ever since her first win in Pinoy Pop Superstar. Viray is also noted for her ability to sing in the whistle register as influenced by Mariah Carey which she has been vocal about being a fan of. Aside from pop music, though untrained, she has also been singing classical music and taking the roles of soprano and coloratura soprano, seen on her performance of Il dolce suono , Phantom of the Opera, and a classical version of My Humps. She has been vocal that her most admired singers and vocal influences are Mariah Carey and Regine Velasquez, while Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, and Beyonce are also among the list.

Viray's extensive vocal range extends from C#3 (C# below middle C and extends up to B6(3rd B after middle C). She has also been noted for having an astounding upper chest range extending to Bb5(2nd Bb after middle C)


  • Fantasies Concert Series (U.S. Concert Tour with Katrina Halili - 2008)
  • Let's Celebrate (L.A. Concert with Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes - 2008)
  • Katy Musical (MMFF Highlights - 2008)
  • A Night with La Diva (Her Trio's First Major Concert)
  • Chicago's Finest Live Philippine Tour (Guest)
  • Only La Diva (The first solo major concert of La Diva)
  • Intimately La Diva
  • La Diva Unleashed
  • One Journey (Canadian Concert)
  • La Diva Unleashed
  • Jonalyn Viray Uncovered (First Solo Concert)
  • JC : Soul Princess and Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Brunei Concert with Christian Bautista

World Championships of Performing Arts

Viray, with Brenan Espartinez, went on to Hollywood, California on 2006 to join the World Championships of Performing Arts, where they both bagged awards. Viray got five gold medals and three plaquesfrom that competition.

Gold Medal Female Senior VocalPop
Gold Medal Female Senior VocalBroadway
Gold Medal Female Senior VocalOriginal
Gold Medal Female Senior VocalR&B
Gold Medal Female Senior VocalJazz & Variety
Championship Plaque Overall Female Vocal SoloBroadway
Championship Plaque Overall Female Vocal SoloPop
Championship Plaque Overall Female Vocal SoloOriginal
Solo Awards

Group Awards with Brenan Espartinez

Gold Medal Vocal Duet/TrioPop
Gold Medal Vocal Duet/TrioR&B and Jazz
Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/TrioPop
Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/TrioGospel
Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/TrioBroadway
Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/TrioIndustry Award

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