STAR RECORDS AND ABS-CBN BLAST OFF 2013 WITH PINOY P-POP

Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2012

Star Recording Inc., the music arm of ABS-CBN has revived the Himig Handog tradition with P-Pop 2013. 12 cutting edge original Filipino compositions shall vie for the coveted title as this year’s Himig Handog P-Pop 2013 Grand Winner. The songs will be rendered by 12 of our finest local recording artists.

This year’s Pinoy P-Pop finalists are all love songs interpreted in different genres. A team of young composers, Ma. Fe Mechenette, G. Tianga, Melvin Muervana and Joel Jabat Jr., presented the alternative “Alaala” to be rendered by Yeng Constantino, while film director Joven Tan made it to the finals, this time in the field of song writing with “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa” to be interpreted by Aiza Seguerra. Marian Aunor, from the Villamayor clan presented a distinct musical piece which she will also interpret through “If You Ever Change Your Mind”. Another young composer who will render his own piece entitled “Tamang Panahon” in the grand finals is 18 year old Win Andrada. Music veteran Soc Villanueva wrote “Hanggang Wakas” which talks about never ending love even in the midst of a terminal disease to be interpreted by Juris Fernandez.

This roster of love songs boasts of diversity with the inclusion of novelty pop hit potential “Kahit Na” by Julius James de Belen which will be rendered by Toni Gonzaga, a pop country Jungee Marcelo piece entitled “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” will be interpreted by pop heartthrob Daniel Padilla, and the classic mellow love song called “One Day” by Agatha Morallos from Baguio City, with a more low key rendition by Angeline Quinto.

Bugoy Drilon shall render a mellow pop love song entitled “Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit” from Jeffrey Cifra, Jovit Baldivino will sing his heart out once again with Arman Alferez’ “Sana’y Magbalik”. X-Factor grand champion KZ Tandingan will interpret Domingo Cubelo’s “Scared to Death” and Jude Gitamondoc’s composition about unrequited love entitled “This Song’s For You” will be rendered by Erik Santos.

“We are very excited on how these songs will be interpreted. The songs are carefully scrutinized according to the lyrics, melody and structure,” said Star Records Head Roxy Liquigan. “I am certain that this will be a tough job for the judges and we will be most happy whichever will be selected as the grand winner.”

Star Records will be releasing the album in CD and digital format. The digital album will be available for download on mymusicstore.com.ph on January 8while on iTunes and Amazon on January 11. Copies of the physical CD may be purchased from all Odyssey, Astroplus and SM Music Stores Nationwide beginning January 17.

The grand musical spectacle will be televised live on ABS-CBN from the SM MOA Arena on February 24.

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PASABOG NG STAR RECORDS AT KAPAMILYA NETWORK: HIMIG HANDOG P-POP LOVE SONGS 2013

Muling ibabalik ng Star Records at ng ABS CBN ang pinakamalaking songwriting competition ng bansa, ang Himig Handog na ang tema ay P-Pop Love Songs. Labindalawang orihinal na komposisyon ang magtatagisan para sa tatanghaling grand winner. Ang mga bagong awitin ay kakantahin ng mga pinakamagagaling na OPM artists natin ngayon.

Ang mga bagong awitin ng “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2013” ay pawang nauukol sa pag-ibig. Ang mga bagong composer ay sina Ma. Fe Mechenette, G. Tianga, M. Mervana at J. Jabat Jr. na gumawa ng “Alaala” at aawitin ni Yeng Constantino. Isang direktor na pampelikula ay nasama sa finals at ito ay si Joven Tan na sumulat ng “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa” na aawitin naman ni Aiza Seguerra. Dalawang batang manunulat na nasama sa grand finals ang aawit ng sarili nilang komposisyon at ito ay sina Marion Aunor para sa awiting “If You Ever Change Your Mind” at si Win Andrada para sa awiting “Tamang Panahon.”

Ang batikang composer na si Soc Villanueva ang sumulat ng “Hanggang Wakas” na tungkol sa isang mahal na mawawala dahil sa isang karamdaman na aawitin naman ni Juris Fernandez. Isang nakatutuwang awit tungkol sa isang dalagang na in-love sa hindi kaguwapuhang binata ang tema ng “Kahit Na” na aawitin ni Toni Gonzaga na isinulat naman ni Julius James de Belen. Pakikiligin naman ni Daniel Padilla ang awiting isinulat ni Jungee Marcelo na pinamagatang “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat”. Ibang style naman ng pag-awit ang maririnig kay Angeline Quinto sa mellow love song na “One Day” na isinulat naman ni Agatha Morallos.

Ang composer na si Jeffrey Cifra naman ang sumulat ng “Puwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit” na aawitin ni Bugoy Drilon at si Jovit Baldivino naman ang bibirit sa “Sana’y Magbalik” na isinulat naman ni Arman Alferez. Masisilayan natin muli ang X-Factor grand champ na si KZ Tandingan na aawit ng isinulat ni Domingo Cubelo na “Scared To Death.” Ang awit naman na “This Song’s For You” na tungkol sa wagas na pagi-big na walang kapalit ay aawitin naman ni Erik Santos sa panulat ni Jude Gitamondoc.

Ayon sa Head ng Star Records na si Roxy Liquigan, “Excited kaming marinig ang interpretation ng mga bagong love songs na ito mula sa ating OPM artists. Pinili ang mga awiting ito base sa lyrics, melody at structure ng bawat kanta. Magiging challenging sa mga judges ang pagpili ng grand winner pero happy kami kung sino man ang mapili dahil wala talagang tapon ang mga ito”

Ilalabas ng Star Records ang album sa CD at digital format. Available na sa mymusicstore.com.ph sa January 8, samantalang sa January 11 naman sa iTunes at Amazon. Mabibili naman sa mga music stores ang mga CD sa January 17.

Ang Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs ay mapapanood live sa ABS CBN sa SM Mall Of Asia Arena sa February 24.

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