Twelve powerhouse songs of praise are all set to take center stage as A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival sets out to showcase this year’s best gospel music — all for the glory of God.
“While songs about love and relationships are a dime a dozen on-air, few and far between are the songs written for the glory of God”, said BMPI’s Chairman and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon.
A Song of Praise Music Festival, a one-of-a-kind songwriting competition on Philippine Television that inspires many people to praise God through music, has always been a sanctuary of Original Pilipino Music, rekindling the love for homegrown music. It started as a church-wide biannual event of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) in 2004 and went mainstream on television and radio in 2011.
Since its creation, ASOP TV has held five annual competitions, celebrating the talent of both amateur and professional songwriters.
Produced by Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) ASOP airs every Sunday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., on UNTV. Hosted by Richard Reynoso and Toni Rose Gayda, the songwriting tilt is a year-round search for the best worship anthems from thousands of song entries written by inspiring talents from weekly elimination to monthly finals. These song entries were critiqued by the show’s panel of judges based on general criteria.
Last year’s ASOP Music Festival awarded the “Song of the Year” prize to Noemi Ocio who composed “Kumapit Ka Lang”. The teenage composer took home the Php 500,000 cash prize.
ASOP YEAR 6
Now the stage for its grand finals is all set tonight at 7 o’clock at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The sixth edition of ASOP Music Festival will be remembered for featuring an electric mix of genre in music, from R&B, jazz, glam rock, pop rock, to ballad.
Songs that reflect the songwriter’s fight with depression, hopelessness, battle with cancer and death in the family. Another composer competing this year shared through his song how his life becomes complete after finding God.
Here is a full line-up of this year’s grand finalists:
Gabundok Man – Composer: May Alona Trogue; Interpreter: Brenan Espartinez
Sumasamba Sa’Yo – Composer: Joyner Dizon; Interpreter: Dan Billano
Carry On – Composers: P.A. Atienza, Nonie Ramos, Nino Cristobal; Interpreter: Sam Mangubat
Ikaw Ang Aking Dios – Composer: Lorna Petrasanta; Interpreter: Liezel Garcia
Sapat Na Ba – Composer: Emmanuel Lipio Jr.; Interpreter: JV Decena
Dahil Sa Iyo – Composer: Carlo David; Interpreter: Jay R
Wala Kang Katulad – Composer: Reymil Anania; Interpreter: RJ Buena
Ikaw Panginoon – Composers: Jocelyn Canlas and Jonathan Bobis; Interpreter: Jay-R Siaboc
If You Believe – Composer: Gio Levy; Interpreter: Apple Delleva
You’re All I Need – Composer: Jessan May Mirador; Interpreter: Kris Angelica
Hallelujah To The One – Composer: Zion Aquino; Interpreter: Gail Blanco
Beside Your Heart – Composer: Shane Kim Lumanog; Interpreter: Zsaris
The event’s panel of judges is consist of the country’s most respected music personalities like songwriter musical director and producer Homer Flores; singer-actress Carla Martinez; multi-platinum recording artist and concert director Dingdong Avanzado; the head of the Music Publishing Star Music and New Media Atty. Marivic Benedicto; multi-awarded singer-songwriter and vocal arranger of Philippines’ premiere vocal group, The CompanY, Moi Ortiz and ASOP resident judge, Doktor Musico Mon Del Rosario.
Apart from celebrating inspiring talents, ASOP also sets the stage for this year’s guest performers for their top-notch OPM acts. Talented performers who will be gracing the event includes Bugoy Drilon, Mela, Gidget Dela Llana, Leah Patricio, Tim Pavino, Jason Dy, Marielle Montellano, Jex De Castro, Jayson Fernandez and Carlo David.
Cash prizes for winners will be: 3rd runner-up, P100,000; 2nd runner-up, P150,000, 1st runner-up, 250,000 and the Song of the Year will receive P500,000. Consolation prizes will amount to 20,000 while the “Best Interpreter” and People’s Choice awardees will receive P50,000 each.
POWER VOTING, ONLINE VOTING
The online voting and power viewing to select the People’s Choice Awardee kicked off on November 3.
Aside from the grand title, the final twelve are vying for the award by dominating ASOP’s online poll and power viewing of each YouTube videos. Also, “Best Interpreter” will be awarded to an outstanding artist based on the judge’s criteria.
You can still vote for your choice of song in https://www.asoptv.com/poll for the People’s Choice Award and support Original Pilipino Praise Music by subscribing to our official YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/asoptv
For more information about ASOP Music Festival, visit its official website at https://www.asoptv.com. You can follow ASOP on Facebook via facebook.com/asop.untv and Twitter at twitter.com/asoptv.