On its 8th year, ABS-CBN and StarMusicPH brings Himig Handog2017 with variety of pop songs sure to stick to our memories. From 6000 entries, only ten were selected to vie for the grand prize of Php1M pesos. We joined fellow bloggers listening to the songwriters and interpreters of this year's worldwide search for the next OPM love song yesterday at ABS-CBN.
With Head of StarMusicPH Roxy Liquigan and Jonathan Manalo, the ten songwriters together with interpreters were presented: Agatha Morallos' "Bagyo" (Jake Zyrus), Eric De Leon's "Bes" (Migz Haleco), Aikee Aplacador's "Extensyon"(Inigo Pascual - absent during the presscon), LJ Mariano and Joan Da's "Naririnig Mo Ba Ako" (Morisette), Raizo Chabeldin and Biv De Vera's "Sampu (Jona), Gabriel Taladtad's "Tanghaling Tapat"(Unit 406), Soc Villanueva's "Tayo Na Lang Kasi" (Kyla and Jason Dy), Karl Gaurano and Teodoro Katigbak's "The Labo Song"( Kaye Cal), Libertine Amistoso's "Titibo-Tibo"(Moira Dela Torre) and Karlo Zabala's "Wow na Feelings" (Janella Salvador.
Twas my first time meeting Jake Zyrus who'll perform "Bagyo" with Migz' "Bes", Unit 406's "Tanghaling Tapat" and Kyla with Jason Dy's "Tayo Na Lang Kasi" on ASAP on Oct29. Moira, Janella and Morisette on Oct15 and Jona, Kaye Cal, and Inigo on Oct22.
Grand Prize for the songwriter is Php1M while runner-up gets Php500K(2nd place), Php200K (3rd place), Php150K (4th place) and Php100K(5th place). Special awards include MOR's Choice, StarMusic Listeners' Choice, and OneMusicPH's Choice for Favorite Interpreter, each with Php50K in cash. Another special awards include TFC's Global Choice with 2,000US$, and MYX's Best Music Video for students with Php50K cash reward. Schools participating this year include BSU, Columban College Olongapo, Lyceum of the Phils-Laguna, Southern Luzon State U, Holy Angels University-Pampanga, Dela Salle Lipa and MINT College. Grand Finals is on Nov26(Sunday) at ASAP. For more info please visit starmusic.ph and follow @starmusicph on Instagram and www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil