Must Watch: ABS-CBN 2013 Christmas Station ID “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko” Revealed!

Kapamilya Network has once again released its much awaited ABS-CBN Christmas station ID!

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The Voice of the Philippines coaches Lea Salonga, Bamboo Mañalac and Sarah Geronimo and the four grand finalists Mitoy, Janice Javier, Myk Perez, and Klarisse de Guzman rendered their voices in this year’s Kapamilya Christmas theme song “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko”.
Watch the video below:

Who will make it to the Top 4 of ‘The Voice of the Philippines’!

The race to the much-anticipated grand finals of “The Voice of the Philippines” is set as its top 8 artists fight for their survival to win a coveted slot in the top-rating and Twitter-trending singing-reality show’s much-anticipated grand finals.

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The competition heats up in the last two weeks as “The Voice” airs four Live Shows on September 21, 22, 28, and the grand finals on September 29. Viewers can also vote during Saturday’s Live Shows.

This Saturday (Sept 21) and Sunday (Sept 22), the two remaining artists of the teams of Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga will finally face off to determine the top 4 artists who will battle for the “The Voice of the Philippines” title.

The viewing public and the coaches have an equal say on who will advance to the grand finals, as determined by the combined percentages of the public votes on Saturday’s and Sunday’s Live Shows, as well as the coaches’ scores.

Competing for Team Apl are four-chair turners ‘mighty’ Thor and Janice Javier, who will bring years of professional performing experience to the stage. Whose voice will win the hearts of viewers and coach Apl’s?

For Team Sarah, meanwhile, divas Morissette Amon and Klarisse de Guzman will try to outperform each other to remain in the show. Both are young, passionate, and singing competition veterans, but in “The Voice,” the two will be pushed to their limits for their dream of becoming the next singing superstar.

For Kamp Kawayan or Team Bamboo, the competition is down between singing heartthrobs Paolo Onesa and Myk Perez, who seem to have captured the hearts of the public, as proven by their consistent top ranking in the previous Live Shows’ poll results.

Fighting to represent Team Lea in the finals are singing pros Mitoy and Radha, who are expected to turn in an explosive battle of powerhouse vocals. Will Radha get her second shot at fame or will Mitoy secure his place in the limelight?

Who will be declared as the top 4 artists to compete in the grand finals?

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines,” every Saturday, 9 PM, and every Sunday, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN.

Myke Perez made a major upset in “The Voice of the Philippines”, top 8 list revealed!

Advancing to the Top 8  of The Voice of the Philippines are–Radha, Myk Perez, Klarisse de Guzman and Janice Javier!

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Radha won in both coach and public votes to schedule a vocal battle with Mitoy for Team Lea while Myk Perez dislodged Isabella Fabregas also both in coach and public votes to arrange a showdown with Paolo Onesa for Team Bamboo next week.

In other teams, Apl de Ap gave Janice Javier a huge percentage of his votes even to beat Jessica Reynoso by a hairline as the latter got more public votes. Janice will meet Thor for next week’s semi-finals. Klarisse de Guzman will compete with Morisette Amon next week as she won over Eva de Los Santos.

The top 8 are:

  • Thor Dulay,
  • Morissette Amon,
  • Paolo Onesa,
  • Mitoy
  • Radha,
  • Myk Perez,
  • Klarisse de Guzman 
  • Janice Javier

‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Top 8 to be revealed this Sunday!

Who among the remaining “The Voice of the Philippines” artists will join Thor Dulay, Morissette Amon, Paolo Onesa, and Mitoy to complete the Top 8 artists of the top-rating and Twitter-trending singing-reality show?

Watch the solo performances of the artists from the teams of Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga in the Live Show this Sunday (Sept 15), 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN.

Prepare for an intense competition between band singer Janice Javier (“Chain of Fools”) and student Jessica Reynoso (“Ikaw”) for Team Apl, and music student Klarisse de Guzman (“I Can’t Make You Love Me”) and entrepreneur Eva delos Santos (“Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin”) for Team Sarah.

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Battling it out for Kamp Kawayan or Team Bamboo are marketing assistant Isabella Fabregas and freelance singer Myk Perez (“Chasing Pavements”), and for Team Lea, student Kimpoy Mainit (“Weak”) will go head to head with singer-songwriter Radha (“Time After Time”).

Which artists from each team will be given the higher score by their coaches? Who will get the higher percentage of votes from the viewing public?

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines,” every Saturday, 9 PM, and every Sunday, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. Get the latest news and updates about the show and view the exclusive artists’ profiles and performance videos in “The Voice of the Philippines” official website at http://thevoice.abs-cbn.com. Like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram.

“The Voice of the Philippines” premieres this Saturday!

The long wait is over and the country’s best voices will finally be heard as ABS-CBN premieres the most anticipated singing-reality competition on Philippine television, “The Voice of the Philippines,” this coming Saturday (June 15).

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The show, hosted by ultimate multimedia star Toni Gonzaga, kicks off the competition with its talked about and unique Blind Auditions wherein coaches Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Ms. Lea Salonga will select the artists they want to mentor just by listening to the aspirant’s singing voice. Each coach must pick 12 artists for their respective teams who will advance to the next rounds of competition— the Battle Rounds and the Live Shows.

When ABS-CBN said in early 2013 that it was going to bring the local adaptation of the worldwide hit format, the announcement was met with high expectations. This is because the Philippines is known for producing excellent singers, with most Filipinos fond of either singing at KTV bars or joining singing competitions. Even Philibert Braat, international consultant for franchise owner TALPA, acknowledged this. “The world knows that Filipinos are the best singers in the world so I think the country really deserves ‘The Voice of the Philippines.’ With the lineup of coaches that the show has, it’s going to be of international standards,” said Braat.

Filipinos across the globe have expressed excitement for “The Voice of the Philippines” especially in the online world where the show is being constantly talked about on various social networking sites and where fans are already rooting for their respective coaches. The show’s primer “Mic Test: The Voice of the Philippines Primer” also made it to the top trending topics on micro-blogging site Twitter when it aired last Sunday (June 9).

Fans will be surely raving more once they watch the pilot telecast this Saturday (June 15) when the coaches get to hear the voices of the aspirants. Some of those to watch for include a rakista dad who wants to change his life, a fresh college graduate with a talent for singing, a former band vocalist who wants to step into spotlight, a Fil-Am working student who wants to pursue a recording career, plus a balut vendor, a taxi driver, and a belt vendor who all have temporarily set their jobs aside to become singers.
Who among them will motivate the coaches to push the red button and accept them? Who among the coaches will complete the team lineup first? Who among the artists made coach Sarah Geronimo cry?

“The Voice” is a unique singing competition where auditions are based solely on vocal ability. It first started in Netherlands in 2010 and in a span of three years, has been localized in more than 40 countries worldwide including the more popular US version where Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher sat in the iconic red swiveling chairs as celebrity coaches. It is open to artists aged 16 and above with pure singing talent and with or without professional experience.

Also joining host Toni as “V reporters” of the “The Voice of the Philippines” are Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga who will give the various updates and sidelights of the show.

Don’t miss “The Voice of the Philippines” premiering this Saturday (June 15), 9 PM, and on Sunday (June 16), 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.thevoice.abs-cbn.com, like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram. Tweet your thoughts about its pilot telecast using the hashtag #TheVoiceofthePhilippines.

Apl.de.Ap completes the coaches of “The Voice of the Philippines”!

ABS-CBN has announced that international hiphop sensation Apl De Ap as the fourth coach of the highly anticipated singing competition TheVoice of the Philippines.

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Thevoice that ruled the worldwide music charts, both as a solo artist and as part of Grammy Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas, joins Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga. Apl, in an interview with The Filipino Channel (TFC) in London,expressed how much he believes in the Filipino talent and is eager to find a Filipino artist who can also showcase their talent around the world the same way he did.

“Pinoys were born to sing. We just got to go find them. There are just so many.” The Fil-Am singer also revealed the qualities he is looking for in his mentees and quipped, “Definitely the voice, stage presence and the ability to capture and engage the audience. I’ll be looking for that.”

Who will be part of Team Apl? Watch out for The Voice of the Philippines coming soon on ABS-CBN. For updates and audition schedules, logon to www.thevoice.abs-cbn.com, like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn , orfollow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter.

Apl.de.ap completes ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ judge / mentor!

Apl.de.ap is now confirmed as the fourth and final coach of the upcoming reality singing competition on ABS-CBN “The Voice of the Philippines.”

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Apl.de.ap will join Bamboo, Sarah Geronimo and Lea Salonga, who will also serve as judges/mentors of the Philippine version of the hit reality competition.

In a report by ABS-CBN.com, Apl.de.ap has just signed a contract with the Kapamilya Network. He’s leaving for Europe today to fulfill some commitments and when he returns next month, the Black Eyed Peas member will take one of the judges/coaches’ seat to help find the most incredible vocal talent in the country.

“The Voice of the Philippines” will be hosted by Toni Gonzaga with Robi Domingo serving as social media correspondent. The show is slated to air later this year.

 

Bamboo Mañalac for The Voice of the Philippines!

Francisco “Bamboo” Mañalac will be the second coach in the Philippine version of the reality singing contest “The Voice.”

The former Rivermaya and Bamboo frontman joins Sarah Geronimo, who was introduced to be part of the show early this month, in recruiting contestants to their respective teams to coach them for a chance to be named “The Voice.”

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“Handa na ako maging coach. May tamang oras lahat ng ‘yan at naniniwala akong ito na ‘yun,” Bamboo said of his stint in the “The Voice of the Philippines.”

Although popularly known for his contribution to local rock music, Bamboo said he is open to coaching singing hopefuls who identify with different genres of music.

Matagal na akong nakikinig sa rock pero pinapakinggan ko lahat ng genres – from rock to pop to folk to everything. Naghahanap ako ng singer na bukas sa iba’t ibang klaseng musika at willing makinig at matuto,” he said.

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In order to form their teams, the coaches will hold “Blind Auditions,” where their backs are turned to the contestants. Only the voice will be the determining factor in prompting the coaches to push their button, turning their chair around, to signal their intention to recruit the contestant.

Hosted by Toni Gonzaga, “The Voice of the Philippines” is currently holding auditions in time for its premiere telecast later this year on ABS-CBN.

Aspiring contestants can audition online until February 19 by logging on to www.thevoice.abs-cbn.com.

On-ground auditions will also be held in Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Cebu on February 23; General Santos, Zamboanga, Cagayan De Oro, and Davao on March 2; and in Palawan, Laoag, Naga, Legazpi, Baguio, Dagupan, and Manila on March 9.

Participants must have Filipino ancestry and must be 16 years of age by June 2013.

25th Awit Awards – 2012 Winners Revealed, Sarah Geronimo, and Zia Quizon, wins big!

The 25th Awit Awards night was held on November 27 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati!

Rising star Zia Quizon emerged as the big winner as she won Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist, and Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist and Song of the Year for her debut single “Ako Na Lang” which was composed by Jungee Marcelo.

Noel Cabangon’s “Panaginip,” on the other hand, won Album of the Year while Sarah Geronimo’s “One Heart” was named Best-Selling Album of the Year.

Here is the complete list of winners of the 2012 Awit Awards:

SONG OF THE YEAR
Ako Na Lang
Zia Quizon

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
Panaginip
Noel Cabangon

BEST-SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
One Heart
Sarah Geronimo

BEST ALBUM PACKAGE 
Kinse Kalibre
Slapshock
album concept: Team Manila

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Questions
Bamboo

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
Ako Na Lang
Zia Quizon

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Ligaw
Ney Dimaculangan

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST 
Ako Na Lang
Zia Quizon

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD RECORDING ARTIST 
Born This Way
Maria Aragon

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
Ulap
Take Off

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTIST 
Kiss (Never Let Me Go)
Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana

BEST BALLAD RECORDING 
Hindi Kita Iiwan
Sam Milby

BEST DANCE RECORDING 
Connection
Chelo Aestrid feat. Q-York and Jay-R

BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING
Simple Girl
Nikki Cunanan

BEST RAP RECORDING
Walang Natira
Gloc-9 feat. Sheng Belmonte

BEST R&B RECORDING 
Kiss (Never Let Me Go)
Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE RECORDING 
Save Me
Letter Day Story

BEST INSPIRATIONAL/RELIGIOUS RECORDING
Sino Ako
Fatima Soriano

BEST JAZZ RECORDING 
Sa Iyo Lang
Tricia Garcia

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING 
Para Sa Tao
Humanfolk

BEST NOVELTY RECORDING 
Nananana
Randy Santiago, Rico J. Puno and John Estrada

BEST CHRISTMAS RECORDING
Pasko Ng Pagbibigayan
Noel Cabangon

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV
Sabay Tayo (Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition)
Mayonnaise

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE 
Walang Natira
Gloc-9 feat. Sheng Belmonte

BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
O Holy Night
Jay-R

BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT 
Tuloy Na Tuloy Pa Rin Ang Pasko
Albert Tamayo

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
20/20
Pupil

DIGITAL AWARDS:

I-GATEWAY MOBILE PHILIPPINES INC’S MOST DOWNLOADED SONG FOR 2011
Nang Dahil Sa Pag-ibig
Bugoy Drilon

I-GATEWAY MOBILE PHILIPPINES INC.’S MOST DOWNLOADED ARTIST FOR 2011
Sabrina

EGG’S ALLHITS.PH MOST DOWNLOADED SONG FOR 2011 
Sino Nga Ba Siya
Sarah Geronimo

ABS-CBN INTERACTIVE’S MOST DOWNLOADED SONG FOR 2011
Hey Daydreamer
Somedaydream

ABS-CBN INTERACTIVE’S MOST DOWNLOADED ARTIST FOR 2011
Somedaydream

SPECIAL CITATION FROM THE PARI FOR THE OMB’S FIGHT AGAINST PIRACY 
Ronnie Rickets and Amb. James Dy

SPECIAL CITATION 
Jose Mari Chan

DANGAL NG MUSIKANG PILIPINO AWARD
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid
Kuh Ledesma
Gary Granada
Eraserheads
Dolphy

Sarah Geronimo is a rock star this Sunday on ‘Sarah G Live!’

Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo fiercely turns into a rock star princess this Sunday (April 1) in her top-rating musical variety show “Sarah G. Live.”

Sarah is going to rock the night out with two of the best rock icons Bamboo and Arnel Pineda in a remarkable and mind-blowing rock concert experience; while the cast of the upcoming summer movie “Moron 5 and The Crying Lady” shares lots of fun and laughter with the Pop Princess.
Watch out for another ‘Sarah Loves You’ segment where the Popstar expresses her deepest gratitude to her fans and grants another Popster’s wish; as Filipino international singer Billy Crawford joins the fun and excitement as Sarah’s guest co-host this Sunday.
Together with Sarah in the upcoming episode are resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, her regular co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.
Don’t miss the trending and top weekend primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live,” Sunday night, after “Rated K.”
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