Showing posts with label Singing Competition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Singing Competition. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Eight singers fight for their dreams in 5th "Tawag ng Tanghalan" finals on "It's Showtime"

12:31:00 PM


This coming Saturday, one of eight singers from different parts of the country will change their life forever as they battle it in the fifth "Tawag ng Tanghalan" grand finals on "It's Showtime"

Find out who among finalists Reiven Umali, Froilan Cedilla, Psalm Manalo, Gem Christian, Adrian Manibale, Anthony Castillo, Lorraine Galvez and Aixia Mallary will follow the footsteps of Noven Belleza, Janine Berdin, and Elaine Duran, and JM Yosures.

The new champion will win P1 million, a brand new house and lot from Camella worth P2.3 million, a recording contract with ABS-CBN Music, a management contract under Star Magic's Polaris, and a trophy designed by Toym Imao.

During the mediacon of the Tawag ng Tanghalan, we were able to ask the Hurados if they have already seen potentials to these finalists and who among they think will be hailed as the Grand Champion? The Hurados graciously shared that each one of them has their favorites already but sometimes things change on the day of the final round. 

During the first round, the finalists are set to showcase their chosen 'pangmalakasang' song. At the end, only the three finalists with the highest scores from the judges will move on to the last round.

Like the past 'Huling Tapatan,' the three remaining finalists will perform a medley of their musical influences. Compared to the first round, half of the scores of the contestants will come from the votes of the viewers. The finalist who garners the highest combined scores from the judges' scores and votes from the madlang people will take home the fifth "TNT" grand champion title.

Who among the eight finalists will prevail? Don't miss the intense battle in the 'Huling Tapatan' of "Tawag sa Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime" on A2Z channel on free TV and digital TV boxes, Kapamilya Channel on cable and satellite TV, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and on Viewers outside of the Philippines can also catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Zephanie Dimaranan, First Idol Philippines

11:33:00 PM

The youngest singer among the finalists, Zephanie Dimaranan, just been named as the first ‘Idol Philippines’. Dimaranan won the singing contest, tonight, July 28, she won not only because of her voice but with her charm as well, as she got the most number of text and online votes over her contenders Lucas Garcia and Lance Busa. She may be young but her voice and look is considered to be the total package to win tonight's competition.

She performed her Journey Song entitled "Maghintay Ka Lamang", it is composed by Jonathan Manalo. Her performance and delivery of  the song made her received the most number of votes. The finals night was held at the Newport Performing Arts theater in Pasay City.

Zephanie Dimaranan will receive a recording contract with Star Music, an all-expense paid trip to Taiwan for four, a brand new house and lot and a cash prize of Php2 million.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

KZ Tandingan Sings "See You Again" As Farewell Song

8:06:00 PM

KZ Tandingan may have been evicted at Singer 2018 Competition but her performances made an impact to everyone watching the show. She sure brought a good fight in the show against the other famous contestant.

As she bids her farewell to her co-contestant and to all the viewers of the singing competition she sang "See You Again". She may have been bidding her good byes but her song implies that she will see them again. Perhaps just like in a phrase "no goodbyes".

To KZ who have fought real hard and shows exemplary performances congratulations!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

5 Things Celebrities Should Know in Joining All-Star Videoke

1:03:00 PM

When it comes to singing Filipinos are very well known and Pinoys had already made a mark in the world. Name any singing competition in the world, for sure there are Filipino contenders and what's even great is that they always hit the top, not just the notes but the prize and prestige. For celebrities it should be easy joining singing contests, but what about the All-Star Videoke

GMA Network brings their newest game show the All-Star Videoke. The game show is hosted by sexy actress Solenn Heussaff and wacky comedian Betong Sumaya. The pilot episode will be shown today, September 3, right after 24 Oras. 
So we're sharing five (5) things celebrities should know in joining All-Star Videoke that will at least give them an edge in making to the top.
  1. Prepare yourself, joining singing game show like this will be very nerve-cracking because you'll never know what will hit you. If it is a total singing contest practice your vocals but it is a no pitch and tone requirements practice your videoke skills. 
  2. Know your list of songs and memorize at least quite a number to give you an edge. It is better to have a number of tricks under your sleeves and knowing a lot of songs is one trick that will never lead you to a loosing end.  
  3. Just like the usual singing game show, the All-Star Videoke is a contest of memorization, wits and huge number of luck. You'll never know what songs will be played and what are the lyrics that will come to you. It will be filling the blanks. 
  4. Every contests have its contestants and for the game show All-Star Videoke there will be six (6) contenders and every round one contender will be eliminated. 
  5. The final round will have two (2) contenders that will vie to become the winner and who ever wins bags the prize and prestige of becoming the winner of All-Star Videoke.  
Now that you're equipped with the knowledge of this game show, start doing your audition to become a celebrity.Who know's you might be the next contestant of this game show.

Don't miss the ALL-STAR VIDEOKE every Sunday after 24 Oras via GMA Network Sunday Grande. For more details log on to www.gmanetwork,com or visit their facebook account via

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Voice Kids' Grand Champion, Who Will Be The First?

3:07:00 PM

Kwento Ni Toto asks you, dear readers, who do you think will emerge as “The Voice Kids” Grand Champion?

If you have watch the battles you can see that out of the numerous aspirant kids who auditioned, it is now down to four, namely Darlene Vibares for #TeamLea, Juan Karlos "JK" Labajo for #TeamKawayan, and Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod for #TeamSarah. Aside from the battle of voices for the four finalist the competition extends its battle with the three coaches, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac, and Lea Salonga as they groom each of their bets to win the first grand champion of The Voice Kids.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

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!

Kanta Pilipinas Audition: The looks and the talent soar in Baguio

6:28:00 AM
TV5's newest singing reality search, Kanta Pilipinas held auditions at the Summer Capital of the country, Baguio City. The nationwide search for the country's biggest talent brought more crowd witnessing the Ilocanos take the stage with formidable and truly exceptional celebrity judges, award winning Cross Genre Composer, Arranger, Producer Mr. Jimmy Antiporda, Power belter Ms. Bituin Escalante and Cornerstone Talent Management Head, Mr. Erickson Raymundo.

Powerful songs sung and interesting stories unfolded with more than 193 registrants who tried and participated. Perky and crowd-attraction Jhai'Ho opened the program with dynamic song and dance boosting more confidence of the contestants. Compared to the former auditions, the hopefuls in Baguio did not choose Adele's songs and stuck to standards and classics. Onlookers and mall-goers were drawn to the stage as many hopefuls look truly exceptional and pleasing. Was the looks enough to get the vote of the judges? Ms. Bituin Escalante was teased in the middle of the auditions to sample what would be "giving all you've got" performance. Singing while sitting, more audience were thrilled and captivated at our country's power belter's rendition of Alicia Key's "If I Ain't Got You".

Distinct and unforgettable stories that inspired the songs of the hopefuls include a battered teenager who would hide in different places of the house all the time. An interesting twin was astounding with the song and the story sharing how their father had always taken their income in singing. Battery stories continued with one who is always hand-cuffed by the father getting inspiration and passion to sing from the struggles. The stories behind the songs brought the others to the next level.

From a batch of 193 registrants, 43 were called back and only 16 was given the recognition to compete with the nation when Kanta Pilipinas begins airing on July. Was the looks or the drama enough to take them to the next step? Will they be fortunate to compete for the final list? These and more we have all to look forward with Kanta Pilipinas which will be airing on TV5 soon!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kanta Pilipinas Audition: Judges awe at Davaoeños

3:25:00 PM


Adele and Whitney were still the national anthem among contestants along with other standards and OPM pop songs like Angeline Quinto’s Patuloy ang Pangarap in SM CITY DAVAO last March 10, 2012. Hosted by the perky and lively Jhai Ho, TV5’s Kanta Pilipinas in SM CITY DAVAO became the talk of the town especially after the last calamity struck in the province.

Giving hope to all Davaoeños, Ms. Jamie Rivera, Mr. Jimmy Antiporda and Mr. Erickson Raymundo enjoyed the performances of Davao hopefuls. From the roster of 378 registrants coming from the cities of GenSan, Cotabato, Sarangani and other outskirts, 46 contestants were given another chance to get the judges’ attention the next day.


There was one welder who stood out despite his looks rendering an unforgettable performance and a farmer who dreamt of having his own land. Stories of broken families and living with stepfather were cognizant to the other contestants’ sorrows except for an interesting unemployed young man who makes a living out of singing earning his talent from his disabled grandfather.

Ms. Jamie Rivera had a hard time choosing who will go to the next level after consecutive outstanding performances of the hopefuls. At the end of the second day call-back auditions, 22 hopefuls from Davao made it in the list of eliminations.

Kanta Pilipinas Audition: Cebuanos wow TV5’s Kanta Pilipinas Judges

10:23:00 AM
Fun and more fun of TV5’s Kanta Pilipinas’ call for the nation continued in Cebu last March 2, 2012. Hosted by Jhai’Ho, the event center of SM CITY CEBU filled the mall with 424 registrants and more than a thousand onlookers and mall-goers when TV5’s Kanta Pilipinas began the auditions. Audition Judges Ms. Jamie Rivera, Erickson Raymundo and Mr. Vehnee Saturno entertained the crowd with their comments and reactions. Interesting songs and stories unveiled like a girl from Surigao who won a local contest in her province was sponsored by the Mayor to go to Cebu to audition so she can fly to Manila to look for her Dad whom she never met. The humble dream to be reunited with the father was referred as “Taong-Grasa”. Ms. Jamie Rivera tried to enliven the spirit of the sobbing participant, “Kung ang tatay mo taong grasa, alam ko kung ano ka (Baby Oil”? which the mob appreciated. Cornerstone Talent Management Center Head Mr. Erickson Raymundo pushed the inspiration more with his comments, “Bigay mo na lahat ng Kaya mo, Buwis Buhay na ito”. Another pupil-dilating story was a girl who has Retinitis Pigmentosa (a rare disease suffering from loss of sight at night), a girl born with hairlip but can now sing and a girl who want to give honor to her island (referring to Siargao). From the 424 registrants, 51 hopefuls were called back the next day and only 16 passed to get to Manila.

Kanta Pilipinas Audition: The Dream from Cagayan De Oro

8:21:00 AM


With 180 registrants last Feb. 24, 2012 in SM City Cagayan De Oro reaching the cities of Iligan, Misamis and Cagayan, 76 hopefuls were called back and only 37 passed the judges’. Filipino pop songs became the favorite rendered on the stage with many who rendered the Grammy Award winning songs of Adele and Whitney Houston, hopefuls came from different communities and barangays.

Inspirational Diva and audition judge Ms. Jamie Rivera was excited to listen to the stories of the Cagay-anons. Award winning Cross Genre Composer, Arranger, Producer Mr. Jimmy Antiporda raised eyebrows asking a couple who sang on the stage. “May conflict ba yan?” relating to the girl singer and pianist boyfriend as he was alluded in the same shoe with Ms. Jamie Rivera in the past. Ms. Maristel Sampedro became the comic relief throwing funny comments at gays impersonating Whitney Houston on the stage.


What astounded the judges and onlookers was the ex-convict contestant who vented denouncing his past as a former member of the Akyat-Bahay gang. There was also one with 11 siblings living in different parts of Mindanao hoping to be reunited with dreams through Kanta Pilipinas.

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