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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 18, 2015

Presenting The Interpreters Of The Philpop 2015 Song Finalists Led By James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Side A, Kean Cipriano, The Company

THE PHILPOP 2015 Foundation, an advocacy of tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan, announces the official interpreters of the 12 song finalists that will have its grand finals at Meralco Theatre on July 25. For "Apat na Buwang Pasko" by Gino Cruz and Jeff Arcilla, it's Jon Santos in the stand up comic's first ever recording venture.

For "Edge of the World" by Johannes Garcia, it's Josh Padilla and Yassi Pressman. For Ned Esguerra's "For the Rest of My Life", it's Side A. For Melvin Moralles' "I Owe You My Heart", it's Anya Aguilar.
For Soc Villanueva's "Kilig", it's Jinky Vidal. For MJ Magno's "Musikaw", it's James Reid. For Mark Villar's "Sa Ibang Mundo", it's Kean Cipriano and Nadine Lustre. For Ramiru Mataro's "Walang Hanggan", it's Donnalyn Bartolome. For Paul Armesin's "Tanging Pag-asa Ko", it's The Company.

Three songs are interpreted by their own composers: "Nasaan" by Lara Maigue, "Paratingin Mo Na Siya" by Davey Langit, and "Triangulo" by Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana, with Jeric Medina as special guest.
The composers and interpreters were presented in a special launch by Philpop and Viva Records at the ballroom of the new Hive Hotel, hosted by the competent Patricia Hizon and presented by Maynilad and Meralco, with Smart, Spinnr and PLDT Home Telpad. You can enjoy the songs and later, the music videos, thru PLDT Home Telplad, the official content platform of Philpop 2015. The lyric videos are now also available on Viva youtube.

Most of the entries this year are really outstanding. Our personal favorite is Paul Armesin's inspirational "Tanging Pag-asa Ko", rendered by the Company with the soaring solo vocals of OJ Mariano. But for the young ones, we're sure they'll favor the catchy "Musikaw". For senti lovers, the choice will be Lara Maigue's haunting "Nasaan" and Lara's fantastic interpretation of her own "hugot" song composition is really difficult to top. That doesn't mean to say the others don't have a chance because we're also banking on "Apat na Buwang Pasko", "Triangulo" and "Paratingin Mo Na Siya" that all have its own charms. If we're the judge, it would really be very tough to choose just one winner.