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 Theater on April 24 (Sunday) featuring some of the industry’s most popular musicians. It will be hosted by Robi Domingo, Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, and Kathryn Bernardo and 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 on “Monumento” composed by Jungee Marcelo, Angeline Quinto and Michael Pangilinan on “Parang Tayo Pero Hindi” by Marlon Barnuevo, KZ Tandingan featuring Jay-R on “Laban Pa” by David Dimaguila, Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel on “Mananatili” by Francis Louis Salazar, and Bailey May and Ylona Garcia on “O Pag-ibig” by Honlani Rabe and Jack Rufo.
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 Dela Cruz, 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.
Meanwhile, fans can support their favorite song entries and interpreters by voting for them in these special awards categories. For the MOR 101.9’s “MOR’s Choice,” just text MORHHSONG <1 to 15> and send it to 2366 for all networks. There is also the “Onemusic.ph Favorite Interpreter” that supporters can vote for at onemusic.ph. For the “Star Music Listeners Choice,” just buy the “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016” album, check your choice of song in the voting coupon found inside the album. Drop boxes are located at the counter of record outlets.
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. Tamos, 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 on April 24 at the Kia Theater.