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A star songwriter is born! Business owner Yanto Sani has been named the winner of Projek Lagu, Mediacorp’s inaugural Malay songwriting contest.  

At the finale held at Studio 1 on Tuesday (Nov 9), Yanto, 38,walked away with the grand prize of S$20,000. He dazzled the audience and judges — Ramli Sarip, Mayuni Omar and Daly Filsuf as well as guest judges Dr Azmeer and Habsah Hassan, renowned Malaysia-based Singapore-born songwriters — with his original tunes, ‘Bebas’ and ‘Menutup Dosa’.

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I, champion: In the finale, Yanto Sani performed 'Bebas' with Hasif Jasman and Aminurrrashid Othman, and 'Menutup Dosa' alongside Mang, KP Blavk. 

First runner-up Zul and Ariff, second runner-up Aisha Ayesha and Andy Gan, and third runner-up Wawan Husen and Fairuz Rahim took home S$5,000, S$3,000 and S$2,000, respectively. Zul, a prisons officer and Ariff, a media executive, won an additional S$3,000 in cash for receiving the highest number of public votes.

The show — hosted by Ria 897 DJ Fadli Kamsani Fatin Amira and Lydia Asyiqin — also featured performances by rapper Fariz Jabba and rocker Yazid Lovehunters.

Catch Projek Lagu  and other exclusive content on meWATCH, meLISTEN, Suria’s IGTV and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube. Visit Projek Lagu’s official website for more information. mediacorp.sg/projeklagu

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