Monthly Finals (May): There is Beauty in Simplicity

Posted on: May 31st, 2016 No Comments

Last week was the 7th Monthly Finals of A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival Year 5.  As the Grand Finals night draws nearer, the musical battle gets more intense. As always, this month’s finals was another tight fight which requires  high caliber judges such as inspirational diva, Jamie Rivera, (who was dubbed as the […]

2nd Weekly Finals (May): Intuitive Song Entry Earns Monthly Finals Spot

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 No Comments

“Try and try until you succeed” as the old adage says. This has never been truer when Jay Alvin Consigo’s entry “Born to Praise You” won the 2nd Weekly Elimination of A Song of Praise (ASOP) Year 5 for the month of May. Composer Jay Alvin Consigo had joined ASOP thrice. Among his three compositions, […]

Producer’s Pick (April): Rookie’s losing entry turned things around at producer’s pick

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 No Comments

With its beautiful recall, good melodic sensibility, and contemporary rock genre that perfectly matched the interpreter, it was no surprise that Edmund Perlas’ ”You’re My Everything” emerged victorious at ASOP’s Producer’s Pick episode for the month of April.   Perlas’ composition, performed by Dan Billano, trumped two other returning competitors namely Joshua Carias’ “Mananatiling Katapatan […]

ASOP 2nd Weekly Finals (April): long-time composer finally wins award

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 No Comments

Last Sunday’s episode of A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival Year 5 witnessed another tough musical battle on its 2nd weekly finals for the month of April. The quality of the song entries made it seem like it was already the Monthly Finals, so said by Mon ‘Doktor Musiko’ del Rosario.   Dok Mon […]

OFW’s ‘Tanging Ligaya’ clinches ASOP Year 5 grand finals spot

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 No Comments

“Matindi po ang mga naglalabang awitin. MATINDI PO!” as host Richard Reynoso reiterated in his opening remarks at the 5th Monthly Finals of A Song Praise Year 5. Resident judge Mon ‘Doktor Musiko’ del Rosario, together with guest judges Pat Castillo and Ito Rapadas, expected an musical battle. Doc Mon even quipped he has been […]

ASOP inspires 5 composers

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 No Comments

ASOP has proven once again how it serves as an instrument to inspire people from different walks of life to compose songs of praises. Last Sunday, A total of 5 amateur composers compete to fill the 3rd slot of finalist for the month of March. First off was “Aking Ama” composed by water instrument technician […]

Producer’s Pick (August): Losing Entries Get another Shot at Elusive Victory

Posted on: September 4th, 2015 No Comments

Episode 203/ Aired on Aug 9   It was another episode of the much loved Producer’s Pick, where equally deserving, fan-favorite entries that missed winning by mere millipoints get a second chance at victory. Last Sunday witnessed the return of three compelling compositions from previous monthly finals namely, “Salamat Sa’Yo” by Jay Llamera ; “Dios […]

1st Weekly Finals (August): Returning contestant owns the night

Posted on: August 4th, 2015 No Comments

Episode 202/ Aired on Aug. 02   Last night saw the return of power ballads on ASOP with three lung-busting entries performed by three amazing up and coming divas. Resident critic Mon “Doktor Musiko”del Rosario was joined by producer and composer Jimmy Antiporda and inspirational diva Jaime Rivera as guest judges. Time and again, ASOP […]

Monthly Finals (July): Salamat Po, Ama” nabs a grand finals slot for ASOP Year 4 Grand Finals

Posted on: August 4th, 2015 No Comments

Episode 201/ Aired July 26 July’s battle of the best last Sunday named Dennis Roxas as this month’s victor who will compete at ASOP 4 Grand Finals. Roxas’ entry Salamat Po Ama was a favorite among judges for its unique lyrical approach and commercially appealing melody. Guest judge Jaime Rivera commended the relevant message of […]

Third Weekly Finals (July):  Song Entry Based On True Story

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 No Comments

Episode 200/ Aired July 19 Award winning composer Jungee Marcelo and singer/actress Rachel Alejandro returned as guest judges to another challenging night at ASOP. First off was James Vincent Dizon’s composition “Sa’yo lang Natagpuan” that talks about turning one’s life around with God’s help. Dizon actually based his work from his own story of loss […]