Manila, Philippines (October 31, 2016) – A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival reveals the 12 finalists, all original songs of praise compositions, that will compete during its grand finals set this November 7 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. ASOP is the only gospel music songwriting festival on Philippine television.

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Online voting is opened at www.asoptv.com/poll  for the “Peoples’ Choice Award” category. You may click the image below to vote.

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The People’s Choice Award will be selected based on points accumulated from online voting (through Facebook and Twitter – 50%) and power viewing (through YouTube – 50%). Song entries are also enjoying substantial airplay on Wish FM 107.5.

Watch the official music videos of 12 ASOP Year 5 finalists below:

“God Will Always Make a Way” – composed by Glenn Bawa and Ronald Calpis,  interpreted by Bugoy Drilon (November 2015), click here to vote.

“Tapat Mong Pangako” – composed by Gulliver Enverga, interpreted by The Voysing (December 2015), click here to vote.

“Ikaw Lamang” – composed by Jonathan Sta. Rita, interpreted by Tim Pavino (January 2016), click here to vote.

“Ikaw Pala” – composed by Wilfredo Gaspar, interpreted by Ima Castro (February 2016), click here to vote.

“Tanging Ligaya”composed by Angelica Soriano, interpreted by Zendee (March 2016), click here to vote.

“Ang Iyong Pangalan” – composed by Romarico Mendiola Jr., interpreted by Jovit Baldovino (April 2016), click here to vote.

“Patawarin Mo Ako” – composed by Fernando Gardon, interpreted by Kris Lawrence (May 2016), click here to vote.

“Araw at Ulan” – composed by Joselito Caleon, interpreted by Sitti (June 2016), click here to vote.

“Pag-Ibig Ka Oh Dios” – composed by LJ Mansano, interpreted by the JBK (July 2016), click here to vote.

“Mula Sa Aking Puso” – composed by Joseph Ponce, interpreted by Carlo David (August 2016), click here to vote.

“Kumapit Ka Lang” – composed by Noemi Ocio, interpreted by Mela Ravanilla (September 2016), click here to vote.

“You Stood by Me” – composed by Vincent Labanting, interpreted by Jason Fernandez (October 2016), click here to vote.

Winning song entries will be judged by prominent personalities in music and recording industry. Criteria for judging includes musical content such as melody, harmony and lyrics and the overall appeal of the song. The tilt is open to all amateur and professional songwriters, regardless of race or religious affiliation.

The composer of the winning “Song of the Year” will receive a cash prize of Php 500,000, Php 250,000 for the 1st runner up, Php 150,000 for the 2nd runner up and Php 100,000 for the 3rd runner-up. Winners of “Best Song Interpreter” and “People’s Choice Award” will also receive Php 50,000 each. Non-winners will receive a consolation prize of Php 20,000 each.

Relive gospel music

ASOP aims to bring back gospel music in the daily lives of people, hoping that it will help remind of God’s love and encourage everyone to give glory and thanksgiving to God.

ASOP is produced by Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) and UNTV. It was conceptualized as internal songwriting contest inside Members Church of God International (MCGI) since 2004, by Bro. Eli Soriano, MCGI Overall Servant (Presiding Minister). In 2011, Kuya Daniel Razon, MCGI’s Assitant to the Overall Servant and BMPI’s Chairman and CEO, brought ASOP on mainstream television and radio. MCGI is known for its religious program “Ang Dating Daan.”

ASOP TV

For the whole year, ASOP is searching for the best songs of praise through the weekly ASOP TV program on UNTV News and Rescue. Submitted entries are performed onstage and judged by a panel of acclaimed singers and songwriters headed by Dr. Mon Del Rosario. Weekly winners will compete in monthly eliminations for an assured slot in the grand finals.

ASOP Music Festival on television is hosted by Richard Reynoso and Toni Rose Gayda. It airs every Sunday, 7 pm on UNTV News and Rescue. It is being simulcast over UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350 KHz on the AM band. In October 2015, ASOP sealed a partnership with Wish FM 107.5 to air gospel songs from the ASOP collection, every Sunday from 5 am to 6 am. It is now accepting song entries for the ASOP Year 6. For more information, visit the ASOP contest mechanics page. [techthetruth]


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