“Himig Handog 2016” Finals Set this April

The highly anticipated finals night of the country’s biggest, worldwide OPM songwriting competition “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016” is set to take place at the Kia Theather in the Philippines on April 24 (Sunday) featuring some of the industry’s most popular musicians.

Hosted by Robi Domingo, Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, and Kathryn Bernardo, “Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs” will feature special performances by Daniel Padilla and other surprise guests.

The culmination of this year’s “Himig Handog” will also feature the country’s most popular singers’ live performances of the top 15 songs picked out from over 6,000 entries attracted by the competition.  Exciting numbers to watch out for are the duets of Kyla and Kris Lawrence for “Monumento” composed by Jungee Marcelo; Angeline Quinto and Michael Pangilinan for “Parang Tayo Pero Hindi” by Marlon Barnuevo, KZ Tandingan featuring Jay-R for “Laban Pa” by David Dimaguila; Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel for “Mananatili” by Francis Louis Salazar, and Bailey May and Ylona Garcia for “O Pag-ibig” by Honlani Rabe and Jack Rufo. 

Juris with Hazel Faith Dela Cruz, composer of Bibitawan Ka

Completing the list of interpreters are Barbie Almalbis for “Ambon” by Nica Del Rosario, Nyoy Volante for “Patay na si Uto” by Oliver Narag, Itchyworms for “Dalawang Letra” by Davey Langit, Kaye Cal for “Nyebe” by Aries Sales, Morissette for “Diamante” by Jungee Marcelo, Juris for “Bibitawan Ka” by Hazel Faith DelaCruz, Klarisse De Guzman for “Sana Tumibok Muli” by Jose Joel Mendoza, Jona for “Maghihintay Ako” by Dante Bantatua, Daryl Ong for “Minamahal Pa Rin Ako” by Rolando Azor, and Jolina Magdangal for “Tama Lang” by Agatha and Melvin Morallos. 

Like its previous runs, “Himig Handog” will be awarding P1 million to the grand prize winner, while P500,000 will be brought home by the 2nd Best Song. The composers of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Best Songs will receive P200,000, P150,000, and P100,000, respectively.

Fans can also support their favorite song entries and interpreters by voting for the Favorite Song category that can win the Global Choice Award, the winner of whichwill receiveUSD 2,000.  Overseas Filipinos can vote at onemusic.ph/himig-handog.

Fans in the Philippines can vote for these special awards categories:  “Onemusic.ph Favorite Interpreter” that supporters can vote for also at onemusic.ph; MOR 101.9’s “MOR’s Choice,” just by texting MORHHSONG <1 to 15> and send it to 2366 for all networks; “Star Music Listeners Choice,” by buying the “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016” album, checking their choice of song in the voting coupon found inside the album.  Drop boxes are located at the counter of record outlets in the Philippines.

The top 15 songs are also featured in music videos created by students from the country’s top universities and colleges, including Ateneo De Manila University, University of Sto. Tomas, University of the East, Far Eastern University, PUP Manila, Mapua Institute of Technology, College of St. Benilde, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Miriam College, San Beda College Alabang, St. Paul University Manila, Meridian International College, Asia Pacific College, Asia Pacific Film Institute, and iAcademy. 

Don’t miss the “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” finals night this April via TFC’s platforms worldwide. “Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs” can be witnessed live on April 24 via TFC’s VOD platforms (TFC.tv and IPTV).

Pinoys in the homeland can buy their tickets by calling TicketNet at 632 911-5555 or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph.

For additional information and the complete voting mechanics for the special awards, visit www.facebook.com/mor1019 and onemusic.ph/himig-handog. To watch the recording sessions and lyrics videos of the songs, go to www.youtube.com/starrecordsinc/videos.

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