The Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPOP) has announced the artists and performers who will interpret the final 14 songs during the big night on July 14, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The roster includes well-known and renowned industry names from various music genres.
Bigtime - Music and Lyrics by Trina Belamide / Interpreted by Baihana
Negastar - Music and Lyrics by Michael Joseph Villegas / Interpreted by Cathy Go
Takusa - Music and Lyrics by Byron Ricamara / Interpreted by Rocksteddy
Tayo Tayo Lang - Music and Lyrics by Ronaldo Sorioso / Interpreted by Ebe Dancel
Piso - Music and Lyrics by Kristofferson B. Melecio / Interpreted by Joey Ayala
Kontrabida - Music and Lyrics by Soc Villanueva / Interpreted by Sam Concepcion
3am - Music and Lyrics by Keiko Necesario / Interpreted by Marié Digby
Brown - Music by James Leyte & Jezreel de Oca, Lyrics by James Leyte / Interpreted by Brownman Revival
Slowdancing - Music and Lyrics by John Kennard Eleazar Faraon / Interpreted by Nyoy Volante
Dulo ng Dila - Music and Lyrics by Noah Zuñiga Cabalquinto / Interpreted by Jay R and Deejay Poblete
Bawat Hakbang - Music and Lyrics by Karl Vincent Villuga / Interpreted by Mark Bautista
Minsa’y Isang Bansa - Music and Lyrics by Gary Granada / Interpreted by Gary Granada
Himig ng Panahon - Music and Lyrics by Timothy Anjello Alfaro / Interpreted by Thyro and Yumi with Duncan Ramos and Luke Mijares
Kesa - Music and Lyrics by Edwin Marollano / Interpreted by Daniel Grospe
The PhilPOP grand prize winner will take home P1 million while two runners-up will each receive P500,000 and P250,000 respectively. A People’s Choice award will also be given to the most popular entry to be decided by texting PhilPop to 2929 for Smart and Sun subscribers.
Incidentally, PhilPop Executive Director Ryan Cayabyab recently announced that the CD containing the compilation of all the fourteen (14) finalists and exclusively produced no less, by Vic Valenciano, distributed by Ivory Records will now be available at all music stores nationwide.
Mr. Cayabyab even added that, “The CD is wonderful. Ang gaganda ng mga kanta! I have never heard anything so uniformly, highly musical in performance. The arrangements themselves are excellent. I believe there will be several hits that will be spawned by this collection. I am thrilled by the fact that these new Pinoy songs are fresh, new sounds with new lyrical concepts, or even if they are not new concepts, the approach is definitely new and the performances of the interpreters are indeed gems! Hindi pa man contest proper, panalo na tayong lahat. This is a major collection and I am very proud to be a part of the Philippine Popular Music Festival.”
Original article HERE.
Here’s the excerpts of the final 14 songs may be listened HERE courtesy of philpopmusic or visit at PhilPOP.com.ph.