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PhilPop Announces Top 15 Finalists

Courtesy of PhilPop

Posted at September 25, 2020


From thousands of submissions, PhilPop has finally completed its roster of Top 15 finalists. The last batch of finalists from North Luzon, South Luzon, and Metro Manila clusters were announced during the livestream of PhilPop Q&A and Kuwentuhan Sessions last September 23.

Here are the final batch of finalists who made it to PhilPop Songwriting Festival 2020:

North Luzon
Abegail Esteban and TJ Paeldon – “Agsardeng”
Lolito Go – “Balikan”
Angelic Mateo – “Paos”

South Luzon
Kulas Basilonia – “Para Kay Catriona”
Chochay Magno – “Lunod”
Princess Roselle C. Germina – “Bitaw”

Metro Manila
Kian Dionisio – “Huling Sayaw”
Aikee – “Bestiny”
Aikee – “Mapa”

The nine finalists will be joining other contenders from the Visayas and Mindanao clusters which include amateur and professional composers and songwriters such as Jerika Teodorico, Noah Alejandre and Reanne Borela, Michael Catarina, John Cadeliña Christian Chiu, and Sherwin Fugoso. The entries went through multiple rounds of adjudication process headed by Festival Chair and PhilPop Musicfest National Artist Ryan Cayabyab.

Despite the challenges of the new normal, PhilPop remains consistent in its advocacy to nurture future global hitmakers through its sustainable platform and world-class mentorship program. The songwriting institution continues to develop its pool of game-changing songwriters and composers from across the regions and cities in the Philippines, and showcase a diverse selection of music that elicits cultural conversations and reflects contemporary narratives with substance.

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