A Song or Praise Music Festival or ASOP is the first ever song writing competition on Philippine television for praise songs that aims to bring back to the lives of people what seems to be lost and forgotten – giving thanks and glory to The Creator amidst the rat race, fear and violence humans are faced with nowadays – a mark that most songwriting competitions do not possess.
A brainchild of no less than Mr. Public Service himself, Kuya Daniel Razon, ASOP has been a venue not only for professional songwriters but also for aspiring and budding composers who have their own stories to tell through their songs and musical talents showcased year round.
Now in its third year, ASOP has produced three albums, each featuring twelve originally composed praise songs that emerged victorious in each of the twelve months from September to August interpreted by the most sought-after artists and big names in the local music scene.
Going international, being seen on UNTV 37 with live streaming on www.untvweb.com, and heard over UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 Khz, ASOP has been receiving song entries from key cities in the Philippines and overseas.
Aside from cash prizes to the weekly and monthly winners, the program gives all contestants free songwriting tips from authorities in the field of music.
Above all these, ASOP gives the songwriters and the audience the chance to offer thanks and songs of praises to the Supreme Musician.
And now, UNTV is joyful to inform you that our weekly praise song writing TV program hosted by OPM premium balladeer Richard Reynoso and veteran TV host Toni Rose Gayda will stage its third year grand finals on September 23, 2014, Tuesday, 7 PM at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Competing for this year’s best song will be the twelve monthly winners of the only weekly praise songwriting competition in Philippine TV. Performing on that uplifting night of heavenly music will be some of the country’s top singing sensations as interpreters i.e. OPM Icons Rachel Alejandro, Bayang Barrios, Gail Blanco & Bo Cerrudo, famous band vocalists Mcoy Fundales (Kenyo/Orange & Lemon), Jek Manuel (I-Axe), Jason Fernandez (Rivermaya) & Ava Olivia Santos (Freestyle), singing champions Beverly Caimen (WCOPA 2013 Senior Grand Champion), Shanne Velasco (Ka-Voice ni Idol, Ikaw at Echo 2013 grand winner) and vocal group members Daryl Ong (Voices of 5), Walton Cerrudo (Voices of 5) and new promising artist Jessa Mae Gabon.
On its 1st year grand finals night, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III was the chairman of the board of judges and Mr. Joey De Leon chaired the panel last year.
Here is the complete list of ASOP’s Grand Finalists competing for this year:
“Hangga’t May Tinig Ako” (September)
Composer: Jinnie Adilan
Interpreter: Daryl Ong
“Awit ng Puso Ko” (October)
Composer: Empol Balbin
Interpreter: Bo Cerrudo
“Pagpupuring Walang Hanggan” (November)
Composer: Cesar Montano
Interpreter: Mcoy Fundales
“Sa Bawat Araw” (December)
Composer: Marlon Nabia
Interpreter: Shanne Velasco
“Ikaw ang Tangi Kong Minamahal” (January)
Composer: Ralph Lauren Refil
Interpreter: Gail Blanco
Composer: Meldin Nabia
Interpreter: Bayang Barrios
“Tanging Gabay” (March)
Composer: Arniel Villagonza
Interpreter: Rachel Alejandro
Composer: Oliver Narag
Interpreter: Jessa Mae Gabon
“God will Win Our Fight” (May)
Composer: Ricardo Sanchez
Interpreters: Jek Manuel and Jason Fernandez
“May Awa ang Dios” (June)
Composer: Louise Lyle Robles
Interpreter: Beverly Caimen
“You are Lord of All” (July)
Composer: Ma. Luz Lilet Esteban
Interpreter: Ava Olivia Santos
“Panginoon Kay Buti Mo” (August)
Composer: Jesse Bayodoc
Interpreter: Walton Zerrudo
The 3rd ASOP Music Festival grand finals will be on September 23, 2014, Tuesday, 7:00 PM at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.