“While songs about love and relationships are a dime a dozen on air, few and far-between are the songs written for the glory of God”, remarked by BMPI-UNTV Chairman & CEO, also a known songwriter and recording artist, Dr. Daniel Razon, thus the birth of “A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival” hosted by Richard Reynoso and Toni Rose Gayda aired every Sunday on UNTV.
As days progressed, more praise songs written by amateur and professional composers were heard in said TV program expressing the wonderful things the Maker has bestowed on us.
Now the stage for its grand finals is all set on September 24, 2012, Monday at 7 o’clock in the evening at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Competing for the grand title, “Song of the Year 2012” are the twelve monthly finalists: Rigor Jay Arellano’s “I Will Still Praise You”, Edwin Marollano’s “The Sweetest Moment”, Alex De Guzman’s “Sa’Yo Ama” (To You, Father), Gerwin Villa’s “Purihin Ka Ng Aking Luha” (My Tears Shall Praise You), Annalyn Altejos’ “Pupurihin Ka Hanggang Sa Kailanman” (I Will Praise You Until Eternity) , Jaime Enriquez’ “Pag-ibig Ay Dios” (God is Love), Rommel Arguelles’ “Reasons To Believe”, Marlon Nabia’s “Sa’Yo” (For You), Domingo Rosco’s “Puso Kong Nabuksan” (My Enlightened Heart) , Jessa Mae Gabon’s “Be My Everything”, Anton Estrella Jr.’s “Purihin Mo ang Dios Oh Pilipinas” (Praise God, Oh Philippines) and Christian Obar’s “Ikaw ang Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman.” (You are the Now, Tomorrow and Forever)
Performing on that uplifting night of heavenly music are some of the country’s top singing sensations which include Gretchen Espina, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Faith Cuneta, Jayson Fernandez (former Rivermaya frontman), Nikki Valdez, Renz Verano, Gian Magdangal, Marielle Corpuz, Kyla, Gail Blanco and Aia De Leon of Imago. One of them will be named “ASOP 2012 Best Interpreter.”
Members of the prestigious panel of judges are the country’s most respected music personalities like songwriters & hitmakers themselves Vehnee Saturno and Mon del Rosario, FILSCAP President and OPM Vice President for External Affairs, Noel Cabangon, OPM’s Inspirational Diva, Jamie Rivera, cause-oriented singer and songwriter Jim Paredes and Hon. Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III who is also a renowned composer and singer.
ASOP viewers can also participate in the competition by voting for their favorite song entry for “Song of the Year 2012 – People’s Choice Award”. They can visit the official website www.asoptv.com/poll to cast their votes.
ASOP Music Festival is presently accepting song entries for its second year. Grab this chance now and let your song be lined-up in the first ever songwriting competition for praise songs in Philippine Television.
ASOP Music Festival airs every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. on your public service channel, UNTV 37 – Tahanan Mo, Tahanan Natin.
Credits: Photo and text provided by UNTV Press Release