Showing posts with label Singing. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Emotions soar, and champions emerge at Your Song of Excellence's Finals Night

7:00:00 AM

Excellence gave way to a night filled with heightened emotions and gripping drama. What started as a showcase of powerful performances evolved into a poignant scene, as contestants and judges alike found themselves overwhelmed by the depth of their emotions. It wasn't merely a display of dramatic flair; instead, it unfolded as an emotional roller coaster ride, impacting not only the contestants but also the judges who doubled as mentors.


Your Song of Excellence 2023, Taiwan Excellence's quest for the Philippines' best singers and songwriters, co-presented by Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness & Wellness, concluded its third-year run this Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Ayala Malls Market! Market! in Taguig.


The live Grand Finals Event witnessed a celebration of outstanding Filipino talent, with the top 3 Grand Finalists from both the Singer and Songwriter categories persevering to the end. Before the intense stage battles, the Finale began with an invigorating performance of the Your Song of Excellence 2023 jingle by celebrity judges Yeng Constantino, Arthur Nery, Ice Seguerra, and Paulo Zarate.

The Grand Finals performance round for the Singer Category was nothing short of amazing, featuring three powerhouse performers shaped by their respective singing journeys, each road leading to the Grand Finals stage. Ultimately, Julius Cawaling emerged triumphant with two equally captivating performances, narrowly defeating 1st Runner Louise Alivio and 2nd Runner Up Alyssa Erasquin in a closely contested race. Another tight competition unfolded in the battle for Grand Champion in the Songwriter Category. The final three songwriters presented their fully realized Grand Finals songs to a large crowd. Through their partner singers, these talented composers skillfully navigated their creative storytelling and melodies, with every lyric pulling at the heartstrings of the audience. Lyndon Nagar emerged on top among the songwriters, surpassing 1st Runner Up Juls Burce and 2nd Runner Up Popa Elorde.


Helping to present the awards to the winning contestants were VIPs, Mr. Dustin Yang, Minister of Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, Mr. Alex Lai, Director of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Christine Kuo, Manager of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Janine Tan, Senior Project Manager of Taiwan Trade Center Manila, Ms. Yvonne Hsiao, Project Manager of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, and Ms. Valerie Lin, Project Manager of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, making the event even more special with their esteemed presence.


The Grand Champions received a P50,000 cash prize and P50,000 worth of products each. The 1st Runners Up won P30,000 cash prize each while the 2nd Runners Up won P20,000 cash each, as well as P50,000 worth of products each runner up. The Live Grand Finals Event was also streamed live on the Taiwan Excellence (PH) Facebook page. View it here: Your Song of Excellence 2023 is also in partnership with Acer Philippines, Annie’s Way, ASUS Philippines, FECA PH, ible Tech, MSI Philippines, PC Express, Predator Gaming, Republic of Gamers, and Tatung.


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Monday, August 31, 2020

Grand Videoke's Bahay-Entablado Singing Community Brings Optimism and Hope

12:13:00 AM

For us, Pinoys, we always find ways to make a dull and gloomy moment filled with joy. No matter the circumstances we are always leaning towards the positive side of every situation.  I'm sure everyone knows Walt Disney and one of his quote would somehow describe in a way every Pinoy.

“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” - Walt Disney.

It is indeed a state of mind but for us, Pinoy, it's definitely our way of coping up with the havoc around us. We see the moment filled with a positive mindset, especially now we're experiencing uncertainty because of the pandemic. Though it became normal for a lot of us to focus on the numbers, the things that we can no longer do, and the constant messages that only seem to turn grimmer and grimmer every passing day.

But just like what the talented Walt Disney said in one of his most famous quotes, happiness is simply a state of mind—and this is exactly what Grand Videoke, one of the top providers of entertainment home systems in the country, is trying to drive home by introducing its singing community, Bahay Entablado.

It is probably part of our DNA to always find the silver lining in everything, regardless of what we are facing as individuals and as a country. It is the reason why singing is such a huge part of our culture and why its meaning has been elevated to equal the meaning of family bonding, friendship, celebration, and of course, happiness.

“Bahay Entablado is our way of inspiring hope,” Jin Cortez, Grand Videoke Marketing OIC shares. “We are used to having our videoke sessions in large groups, but we say happiness doesn’t need to stop just because we are far apart from each other right now. Why not turn your very own home into your own stage?”

Enjoyment does not need to be complicated and Grand Videoke’s newest campaign is a good example of this. Besides starting a creative competition among its participants, it is also aimed to inspire others to follow suit and pursuit their own enjoyment in the comfort of their own homes.

“We’re hoping that by doing this, we can show others that there really is nothing that can stop us from having a good time. We can always find ways to have the time of our lives with a little adjustment and some creativity. We want to make every Filipino home a venue for entertainment.” Cortez explains.

Moreover, the campaign and online community also act as a symbolic effort to breathe life once more to live entertainment by bringing into the limelight the entertainment industry, as well as performing artists. In fact, the singing contest has boarded Nar Cabico, a Texas-based theater actor, singer, and songwriter as one of its judges and celebrity supporters. Cabico bagged the Best Actor crown in 2019 for his film “Akin ang Korona” at Sinag Maynila.

“One of the things that truly make us feel alive as Filipinos ay ang videoke. So, I hope this initiative helps us create good vibes and positivity especially during times when everybody just wants to be uplifted. And there is nothing more uplifting than a good videoke session,” Cabico shares.

The company, which is powered by the dynamic powerhouse Audio-Video Solutions Corporation (AVSC), has always been on top of providing world-class entertainment to everyone with their products. And while Grand Videoke doesn’t discriminate regardless of singing prowess, the Grand Videoke Symphony 3 Pro is also equipped with advanced technologies like its proprietary feature Perfect Pitch, a scoring system that guides users to improve their singing skills using an interactive real-time feedback to help anyone improve their singing.

“Just because there are limits doesn’t mean the fun has stopped. If you cannot go out to have your usual round of fun, we are going to bring it to everyone in their very own homes,” Cortez closes.

Want to know more about Grand Videoke? Check out their website for a detailed look at their products.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

JUAN GAPANG and KENYO STREET FAM are the First “YOUR MOMENT” Grand Champions

2:01:00 PM

Two new exceptional artists and two first winners, rock reggae band Juan Gapang and street group Kenyo Street Fam are hailed as the first grand champions of the recently concluded two-in-one talent-reality competition "Your Moment". Victorious in their respective categories, singing and dancing was hailed the winners in last Sunday night's (February 2) final episode.

Grand singing champion Juan Gapang, mentored by music producer Marcus Davis, performed Bamboo’s hit song “Tatsulok” that earned a total average score of 97.22% from the judges. The Bacolod band trumped their opponent Verse Band, who only got 87.22%.

Meanwhile, Kenyo Street Fam combined rhythm, coordination, and storytelling in their performance that paid tribute to their roots and registered a total average score of 97.22%, beating Fabulous Sisters’ 96.11%. The grand dancing champion was mentored by The Philippine All-Stars’ artistic director Lema Diaz

As the grand champions, Juan Gapang and Kenyo Street Fam took home P2 million each and an exclusive management contract from ABS-CBN.

Viewers nationwide also tuned in to the competition’s finals or “Grand Moment” on Sunday as it logged a national TV rating of 25.5% against “Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko’s” 21.6%, according to data from Kantar Media.

The “Your Moment” finale also featured performances by host Vhong Navarro, and judges Billy Crawford and Nadine Lustre. Judge Boy Abunda and host Luis Manzano were also in attendance.

Developed by ABS-CBN and Dutch powerhouse creator Fritz Productions, “Your Moment” is an original talent-reality format featuring singing and dancing acts.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Vanjoss Bayaban of Team Sarah is This Season's Grand Champion of The Voice Kids

9:24:00 PM
Vanjoss Bayaban - The Voice Kids

Congratulations to Vanjoss Bayaban of Team Sarah for winning this season of The Voice Kids. Vanjoss is the driven 12-year-old kid of Pangasinan, who is also a three-chair turner.

Vanjoss Bayaban - The Voice Kids

With a landslide percentage score of 62% Vanjoss bagged the grand prize winner which has been his dream for his family since his audition. He has kept his eyes on the prize so he could bring home his mother, who is a domestic helper in Hong Kong.
Vanjoss Bayaban - The Voice Kids

This is also a win for Team Sarah as Vanjoss is the second grand champion for Team Sarah.

Saturday, November 2, 2019


10:57:00 AM
The Voice Kids

It's the finals of the Voice Kids. Three young artists will fight for their dreams and future as they sing their hearts out and woo the public to vote for them in the “The Voice Kids: The Finals,” happening this weekend (November 2 and 3) on ABS-CBN.

The stage is already set for Cyd Pangca of FamiLea, Carmelle Collado of Kamp Kawayan, and Vanjoss Bayaban of Team Sarah, who will compete to become the newest and fourth grand champion of “The Voice Kids” to be determined solely by online and text votes.

Eleven-year-old Cyd of Bukidnon reached the finals after having gone through difficulties that challenged his confidence. After being bullied last season for not making it past the battle rounds, the passionate and multi-talented vocalist made an awe-inspiring comeback to “The Voice Kids” as a three-chair turner during the blind auditions.

Carmelle, also 11, of Camarines Sur dedicates her journey to her family of singers and grandmother, who, just like her, was a singing contest veteran. The powerful young artist made her mark this season with her explosive versions of hit songs by both foreign and local divas.

Driven 12-year-old Vanjoss of Pangasinan, who is also a three-chair turner, has his family’s future to fight for. Since his audition, he has kept his eyes on the prize so he could bring home his mother, who is a domestic helper in Hong Kong.

Aside from the young artists, the three superstar coaches are also fighting for their second respective “The Voice Kids” win, after successfully mentoring grand winners Lyca Gairanod (Team Sarah), Elha Nympha (Kamp Kawayan), and Joshua Oliveros (FamiLea).

A new chapter unfolds for one young artist—whose dream will come true? Who among Cyd, Carmelle, and Vanjoss will be crowned victorious?

Don’t miss “The Voice Kids: The Finals,” live from Resorts World Manila, on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Watch its episodes on the iWant app (Android and iOS) or For updates, like, follow @TheVoiceABSCBN on Twitter and @abscbnthevoice on Instagram, and subscribe to TheVoiceKidsABSCBN

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Birit Queen or Not Get Ready To Excercise Those Lungs as Megasound Smart PRO launches in the Philippines!

1:47:00 PM

Birit Queen or Birit King, whatever it is, as long as you have a good voice quality you can eventually get into stardom. Just practice those favorite songs. For now, let's just have some adventure in getting those high notes with ease as you bond and sing along with your family and friends over a videoke that is offered by Digital Focus Unlimited Incorporated. Another great news is that the company has included Megasound Smart Pro to its roster of premium brands.

To get more acquainted with the brand here are some information that you might want to know. The company Digital Focus Unlimited Incorpoarted is Established in 2013, Digital Focus Unlimited Incorporated is focused on only offering unique, quality, and technology-driven audio-video products that will perfectly complement their clients’ lifestyle.

With the fact that Filipinos love to sing and enjoy doing even more when surrounded by family and friends, Megasound Smart Pro offers a lot of nice products that are sure to be a big hit at any party.

Backed by Korean technology, these new Megasound Smart Pro products don’t just guarantee endless fun but great quality as well. It comes with over 18,000 built-in English and OPM songs and up to 2 years free song updates.

Under the Megasound Smart Pro, here’s a look at three of their specialty videoke systems that are now available in the Philippines, which for sure will give more bonding moments with your friends and loved ones.

A Smart Videoke Player with a mobile karaoke app for effortless song search and remote function capabilities with over 18,000 high quality built-in OPM and English songs and more than 50,000 International songs. With a built-in 1 terabyte Hard Disk Drive, the exodus contains a library of music videos and movies that the users may enjoy while on a karaoke break. The Exodus features a system that allows users to record songs that can be saved directly on their smartphones or to USB. It also allows users to connect to WIFI and turn their television into a Smart TV through built-in apps (Youtube, Netflix, Chrome) for unlimited fun and entertainment. This high-end karaoke system comes with an advanced processor that delivers clear and crisp sound for both Midi and MP3 based songs without distortion to deliver higher bit-rates than any other brands.

The Colosseum high-end smart portable videoke uses the same mobile karaoke app for effortless song search and remote function capabilities. It synchronizes the more than 18,000 high quality built-in OPM and English songs via Bluetooth technology. The Colosseum comes equipped with two built-in UHF wireless microphones with full remote functions and two more microphone inputs to allow groups of people to sing together. The Colosseum also allows users to record their favorite songs in their own voice, in high quality 128kbps audio quality via USB.

The ARRAY is the newest addition to the premium smart videoke machines for more discerning users who want a more professional, modern, and memorable singing experience. It comes with more than 18,000 high quality built-in OPM and English songs that can be synchronized with the mobile karaoke app via Bluetooth technology for effortless song search and remote function capabilities. The Array also allows users to record their favorite songs in their own voice, in high quality 128kbps audio quality via USB.



Jonathan Fabian, president of Digital Focus Unlimited Inc. said “We are very pleased to welcome the premium Megasound line to the Digital Focus family and are excited for us Filipinos who are known all over the world for our love for singing, to experience this wonderful new line with the most number of built-in songs to enjoy that allows everyone to simply use a downloadable app on their mobile devices to control the videoke machines - from song choice to microphone and sound controls.”

For more information on the new Megasound line distributed by Digital Focus Unlimited, Inc., you may check out their website at www. or visit their Facebook Page (, Twitter Page (@MegasoundV), Instagram Account (@megasoundvideoke), or YouTube Channel (Megasound Videoke).


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Thursday, April 5, 2012


5:55:00 AM

Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina proves once again her popularity in Southeast Asia as she held a very successful showcase in Indonesia last March 24 at Supermal Karawaci in Jakarta.

Loads of fans inside and outside Jakarta flocked to the venue to see and sing along with her. Indonesian acts Jubing Kristiano and Lala Karmela opened the show for Sabrina. She dazzled the crowd with songs from her “I Love Acoustic” series which made her a household name not only in this archipelago but also other countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Midway through her set, Universal Music Indonesia surprised Sabrina when she was formally presented with a PLATINUM AWARD for her latest album “I Love Acoustic 4”. Her past albums “I Love Acoustic” and “I Love Acoustic Too” were certified DOUBLE PLATINUM while “I Love Acoustic 3” is PLATINUM in that country at the same time also achieving GOLD status in Singapore and Thailand.

Sabrina also took time to promote her newest record through visits to top Indonesian radio stations Mustang FM and U FM before the show. She also guested at the #1 variety show in Indonesia “Dahsyat” where after the show, her twitter followers shot up from 6,000 to over 10,000. Several billboards of her also sprawled over Jakarta to promote the show.

The tour was so successful that plans are already lined up for another major show in Indonesia in time for the release of her new album under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines. Last year, she was invited to perform at Kampoeng Jazz Festival in Bandung and shows in the city of Semarang. Sabrina is only one of the 2 Filipino singers who have legitimately made it in this country and other parts of Southeast Asia with what her albums have achieved and in terms of fan following.

Here in the Philippines, “I Love Acoustic 4” debuted at #1 at Astroplus and #9 at Odyssey upon its first week of release. Because of her success abroad, she became a recipient of the “International Achievement Award at the recent Awit Awards where she also took home the I-Gateway Mobile Philippines, Inc.'s Most Downloaded Artist for 2010.

Catch Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart as she tours the malls on the following dates: April 14 (Saturday) at SM Muntinlupa, April 15 (Sunday) at SM Cagayan de Oro, April 27 (Friday) at SM Baguio, May 4 (Friday) at Eastwood Mall Open Park, May 5 (Saturday) at SM Sta. Rosa, May 6 (Sunday) at Lucky Chinatown Mall and May 13 (Sunday) at SM Bicutan. Get a copy of her album “I Love Acoustic 4” on these dates and have it signed by Sabrina herself after the show.

“I Love Acosutic 4” by Sabrina is now out in CDs under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and available for download at To download Sabrina’s single “Moves Like Jagger” text JGR and send to 2728 for Smart and Talk N Text subscribers, text KL343 and send to 2332 for Globe/ TM or text 5493161 and send to 2300 for Sun Cellular subscribers. For more of Sabrina’s music, just text SABRINA to 3456 or check out Special thanks to Red Box: Rock, Dine, Roll.

Monday, April 2, 2012

World-class acts discovered at Kanta Pilipinas SM North EDSA Auditions

9:23:00 PM
The biggest and newest singing reality show of TV5, Kanta Pilipinas held auditions at SM North EDSA last March 30. Over 1500 registrants lined up to get a chance to be part of the most anticipated show featuring the theme song sung by the country's world-renowned Ms. Lea Salonga.

The competition heats up with more head-turning voices and stories at SM North EDSA with hopefuls coming from Zamboanga, Mindoro, Tagaytay, Pampanga, Isabela Province and Marinduque. Pre-screening held at the parking lot trimmed the list to over 350 hopefuls to control the mob wanting to get in and perform on stage. Escalating more gossips and more people talking about the show, the on-lookers and mall-goers caused major traffic as hopefuls get their shot being judged by Inspirational Diva Judge Ms. Jamie Rivera, legendary music icon composer and arranger Mr. Vehnee Saturno and renowned talent manager Ms. Maristel Sempedro.

Some who were champions in other networks and talent shows also joined in the experience and heard "Dito ka na Kapatid! Ang galing mo!" from the judges while the others were short of preparation and practice. An Eric Benet, an Alicia Keys and more remarkable talents rendered their best act and got loud applause from the audience but not all the contestants got in the final list. A Fil-am born with one ear sang to his hearts content and impressed the judges' on his struggle to adjust in the Philippine culture. Some trio and duo also performed with complete costumes to wow the judges but not all the groups received the approval for the final list.

TV5'sKanta Pilipinas breaks ground as it changes the Philippine culture of singing contests not just looking for "Birit Queens/Kings". Eyeing more unique voices and real talents, the judges were very distinct at comments on each contestant on stage. A Cercado sister joined without her siblings proving her sisters wrong about singing contests and performed without the usual technique the family had assimilated. Will she make it to the final list? Some got all three Yes' and some were just unfortunate enough to get the vote of the three judges. The choice of songs, the versions and the unique tunes were prominent at SM North EDSA. At the end of the second day call-back auditions, only 23 got in the final list to compete with the other contestants from other regions.

The search continues as it brings Kanta Pilipinas final on-ground audition in SM City Batangas on April 20, 2012. Who will move the judges next? Find out by liking the Kanta Pilipinas Facebook Fan Page at and follow us on Twitter @Kanta_Pilipinas #kantapilipinas. You can also view the auditions and performances on the official Kanta Pilipinas YouTube Channel. For online auditions, please submit your video URL at What does it take to make the nation sing? Join Kanta Pilipinas and promote the Filipino talent worldwide!

Kanta Pilipinas Official Music Video (feat. Lea Salonga)

Zari Bilon "Lady Gaga You & I"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kanta Pilipinas Audition: The Discerning Exceptional Performances from Iloilo

11:30:00 AM


TV5's Kanta Pilipinas brought the Filipino pride, musical tourism set to promote the country's local talents in the City of Love, Iloilo last March 23-24, 2012. If it was so easy for the contestants in other regional audition venues to come to the stage and bring the house down with their confidence, the Ilonggos were so nitpicky and conservative supporting the hopefuls who had more talent than stories.

This time, the country's considered RnB Siren Ms. Arnee Hidalgo joined our panel of judges, Cornerstone Talent Management Head, Mr. Erickson Raymundo and award-winning cross genre composer, arranger and producer Mr. Jimmy Antiporda selecting the country's top local performers in SM City Iloilo.


The songs took over the stories with more outstanding performances of Ilonggos on the stage. One of the most unforgettable hopeful was a young teenager who sang a Jovit Baldivino's "Too Much Love Will Kill You' dedicating the song to his girlfriend who died of leukemia. Another hopeful from Boracay composed his own songs and a product of broken family who longs for his father's love with his songs. The inspiring stories that created more color and passion to the song wowed the judges in Iloilo.

From among the few registrants, almost half were called back the following day and the final list from Ilonggo were 16 lucky hopefuls who will vie their chances in Manila soon. Were the stories more powerful than the songs?

We have too much to look forward with TV5's Kanta Pilipinas as more performances will unfold in the upcoming auditions set on March 30 at SM City North EDSA and April 20 in SM City Batangas.

The excitement continues with the country's biggest and newest singing talent search that's truly Filipino, Kanta Pilipinas, soon to be airing on TV5! Let the song uplift the nation with Kanta Pilipinas! We all believe that Filipinos are the best singers in the world! Tara na! Kanta mo, Kwento mo, Kapatid #Kanta_Pilipinas!

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