Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

Out of the 3,000 song entries, 14 were chosen as finalist for the 1st Philippine Popular Music Festival’s search for the next big Filipino songwriter.

 Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

Song entries came not just here in the Philippines but also from other parts of the globe like France, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. 

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

PhilPOP executive director, The musical Maestro Ryan Cayabyab said,”We want to thank all our kababayans who shated their compositions with us. The mere fact that we received this overwhelming response for the very first Philippine Popular Music Festivalis a victory not only for OPM(Original Pilipino Music) but more so, for the Filipino people”

“This is an exciting time for the local music industry. With PhilPOP, we are helping shape the future landscape of OPM. The talent and the potential of the Filipino songwriter have always been there. We have proven it many times over. Now, the next step is to shine the spotlight on the best of the best” 

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

Recently at Resorts World Manila, the 14 finalist were revealed and announced as follows:

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

1.”Himig ng Panahon” by Timothy Anjello Alfaro

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

2.”Bigtime” by Trina Belamide

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

3.”Dulo ng Dila” by Noel Zuniga Cabalquinito

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

4.”Slowdancing” by John Kennard Eleazar Faraon

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

5.”Minsa’y Isang Bansa” by Gary Granada

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

6. “Brown” by James B. Leyte & Jezreel S. De Oca

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

7. “Kesa” by Edwin Marollano

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

8. “Piso” by Kristofferson B. Melecio

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

9. “3AM” by Keiko Necesario

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

10. “Takusa” by Byron Ricamara

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

11. “Tayo Tayo Lang” by Ronaldo M. Sorioso

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

12. “Kontrabida” by Soc Villanueva(not present)

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

13.”Negastar” by Michael Angelo Santos Villegas

Philippine Popular Music Festival Final 14

14.”Bawat Hakbang” by Karl Vincent H. Villuga

Here’s a sneak peek of the songs by the final 14.  Enjoy listening!.


The top winning entry will receive a whopping P1 million pesos while the runners- up will receive P500,000 and 250,000 respectively. PhilPOP will also give People’s choice Award  for the most popular entry by text votes.

So who’s gonna be the 1st PhilPOP winner? Find out who on July 14, 2012 at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center.(PICC)

For more info and updates: visit  http://philpop.com.ph/

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