From nearly 3,000 entries, only 14 has been chosen to compete at the finals of the 1st Philippine Popular Music Festival, to be held at the PICC Plenary Hall on July 14, 2012 at 7 PM.
The 14 finalists are:
3 A.M. by Keiko Necesario
Bigtime by Trina Belamide
Minsa’y Isang Bansa by Gary Granada
Kontrabida by Soc Villanueva
Himig Ng Panahon by Thyro Alfaro
Kesa by Edwin B. Marollano
Piso by Kristofferson B. Melecio
Dulo Ng Dila by Noah Zuñiga
Takusa by Byron Ricamara
Tayo-Tayo Lang by Ronaldo M. Sorioso
Brown by James B. Leyte
Bawat Hakbang by Karl Vincent H. Villuga
Negastar by Mike Villegas
Slowdancing by John Kennard Faraon
You may listen to the songs above by going to www.philpop.com.ph.
Grand Prize P 1,000,000.00 + trophy
1st Runner Up P 500,000.00 + trophy
2nd Runner Up P 250,000.00 + trophy
People’s Choice P 200,000.00 + trophy
Non-winning finalists shall automatically receive P50,000.00 cash and a plaque.
The competition hopes to provide a channel through which Filipino songwriters can create new songs and discover new expressions or genres in popular music. The organizers of PhilPop also hope to spark renewed enthusiasm and pride in Filipino music by starting a brand new collection of freshly produced Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
Tickets to the PhilPop finals are available at all SM Tickets outlets located in SM Cinemas nationwide or call 470-2222 or visit www.smtickets.com.
This event will also be telecast on TV5.