Chadleen Lacdo-O is the first ever “Kanta Pilipinas” Grand Winner!

TV5’s ground-breaking reality singing search Kanta Pilipinas finally announced its first grand winner – Chadleen Lacdo-O — last Sunday, March 24.

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This Cebuana diva is proud to take home the grand prize of PhP 1M cash, a recording contract and a management contract under TV5.

From the 24 hopefuls who came from different provinces across the country, 12 voices stood out to form Kanta Pilipinas’ roster of finalists. The competition got more intense as the 12 finalists were trimmed down to the Top 8. Each week, the finalists went through increasingly-challenging elimination rounds and were thoroughly evaluated by Kanta Pilipinas host Rico Blanco and judges “Maestro” Mr. Ryan Cayabyab and Asia’s only Nightingale Ms. Lani Misalucha. Eventually, only four finalists moved on to the Grand Finals and, as witnessed last Sunday, Chadleen emerged victorious—much to the delight of the crowd and her supporters.

Chadleen has proven that she has something unique to offer music-loving Pinoys. With her pretty face and the privilege of being Operation Smile’s international singing ambassador, who would have thought that Chadleen was born with cleft palate? This daddy’s girl had her first operation when she was 20 months old. Four years later, she became Operation Smile’s ambassador, as she identifies closely with the organization’s cause. Being the first-ever grand winner of Kanta Pilipinas, Chadleen does not only inspire the whole nation with her golden voice—she also encourages others to not let anything stand in the way of fulfilling their dreams.

“I thank God for giving me my singing voice and talent and to everyone who supported me in my journey on Kanta Pilipinas. It is a huge privilege to have been recognized as the grand winner of TV5’s ultimate singing reality search Kanta Pilpinas. I hope I was able to inspire young people to continue reaching their dreams despite their shortcomings, to always believe in yourself”, shared Chadleen.

TV5 doubles the weekend excitement with “Pinoy Explorer” and “Kanta Pilipinas”!

Another fun weekend awaits Pinoy TV viewers with twice the excitement and thrill on TV5’s Pinoy Explorer and Kanta Pilipinas.

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Everybody’s favorite traveler Aga Muhlach is off to a new adventure on Pinoy Explorer this Saturday at 7:00PM, while the country’s first reality singing competition Kanta Pilipinas will reveal its grand winner on Sunday at 9:00PM.

This Saturday’s Pinoy Explorer episode will be Aga’s last episode for the show before he hits the campaign trail for the upcoming elections. He will visit Saranggani and General Santos City, where he tries his hand at catching flying fish.  Aga also tried another type of flying altogether, as he takes to the skies through paragliding. This week’s guest, Aga’s close friend Bayani Agbayani will join our host as they drop by the GenSan gym where Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao often trains. Here they will learn how to fight and punch like the People’s Champ.

While Aga takes a break from Pinoy Explorer, the journey of the country’s next music sensation is set to begin. The 24 hopefuls of Kanta Pilipinas have been narrowed down to eight finalists. Who among siblings Nicole & Carlo, the “sweet voice of Bicol” Pia, Fil-Am crooner Timmy, rock star princess Thara, Ilonggo rakista Ricky, Boracay-based singer-songwriter Ferns, Cebuana diva Chadleen and former New Born Divas member Jeniffer will make it to the grand finals? A whole new level of challenges await the remaining finalists this Saturday at 9:00PM.

On Sunday night, viewers will be at the edge of their seats for Kanta Pilipinas’ much-awaited grand finals night. Who among the remaining finalists will take home the grand prize of Php 1M and a recording contract? Host Rico Blanco and judges Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha will be put in the unenviable position of choosing who will the country’s next musical inspiration.

This weekend, Pinoy viewers can spend quality time with their families while watching TV5’s double dose of fun. Catch Pinoy Explorer on Saturday, 7:00PM, and the finals of Kanta Pilipinas at 9:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.

TV5’s “Kanta Pilipinas” Top 12 revealed!

‘Kanta Pilipinas’ Top 12 finalists have finally been revealed after a series of intensive final castings. Together, these voices are expected to make the whole nation sing as the first original singing reality search continues on TV5 every Saturday at 9:00 PM.

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Making the cut to form the Top 12 are:

  • Fil-Spanish rock princess Thara Jordana,
  • brother-sister duo Nicole and Carlo David,
  • the girl-next-door from Davao Dea Formilleza,
  • Fil-Am crooner Timmy Pavino,
  • music wonder from Quezon City Allan Gonzales,
  • singing hunk group 5az1,
  • Cebuana diva and the singing ambassadress of Operation Smile Chadleen Lacdo-o,
  • Las Piñas’ dynamic singing duo Daniel Grospe and JB Landrito,
  • the “sweet voice of Bicol” Pia Diamante,
  • former New Born Divas member Jeniffer Maravilla,
  • Ilonggo rakista Ricky Deloviar
  • Boracay-based singer-songwriter Ferns Tosco.

Kanta Pilipinas host Rico Blanco along with judges – Asia’s Nightingale Ms. Lani Misalucha and the Maestro of Filipino music Mr. Ryan Cayabyab with guest judge Mr. Vehnee Saturno — found it difficult to pick among the top auditionees. “It was hard for us to eliminate, we have been very careful in deliberating the final auditionees and needless to say, they are all very talented”, shared Mr. C.

The competition is bound to get tougher as the Top 12 battle it out for music stardom, a grand prize of PhP1 million and a recording contract. Catch their inspiring stories and their unique talents as Kanta Pilipinas continues this Saturday, 9pm on TV5.

“Kanta Pilipinas” finalist will be revealed this Saturday, Feb.9!

The whole nation will be inspired to sing their hearts out this love month as TV5 introduces its first original reality singing search Kanta Pilipinas which will premiere this February 9 at 9:00pm. Join the 24 Kanta Pilipinas hopefuls as they battle it out for music stardom, a recording contract and the grand prize of 1 million pesos.

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With “Kanta Mo, Kwento Mo, Kapatid”, Kanta Pilipinas promises to be an interesting and entertaining singing battle among the 24 hopefuls who are ready to share their talents and stories. Judging the competition are two of the biggest and most credible names in the Philippine music industry – award-winning musician, the “Maestro”, Mr. Ryan Cayabyab and Asia’s Nightingale herself, Ms. Lani Misalucha. They will offer their most clear-cut critique based on the finalists’ performances. It is hosted by the country’s most in-demand solo artist, composer, and producer Rico Blanco who will also give his unwavering support to the contestants in their journey towards the fulfillment of their dreams.

Joining Kanta Pilipinas nationwide search to look for the most talented Pinoy singers were some of the country’s renowned people in the music industry: Vehnee Saturno, Jamie Rivera, Jimmy Antiporda, Erickson Raymundo of Cornerstone, Maristel Fernandez, Bituin Escalante and Arnee Hidalgo who served as audition judges.

Among those who auditioned, the following contestants were selected as finalists – 5az1, Adrian Tabaldo, Allan Gonzales, Allison Gonzales, Chadleen Lacdo-O, Daniel Grospe and JB Landrito, Dea Formilleza, Esther Martinez, Ferns Tosco, Gian Carlo Baldonido, Gregory Llamoso, Haizel Fernando, Isaiah Antonio, Jacob Gayanelo, Janeth Gomez, Jeniffer Maravilla, Nicole and Carlo David, Pia Diamante, Raz Mendoza, Ricky Deloviar, Rochelle Merced, Thara Jordana, Timothy Pavino and Zari Bilon. Who will make it to the top? Find out their stories and listen to the songs of their lives.

Kanta Pilipinas is line-produced by Marvin Agustin with musical direction by Jimmy Antiporda and theme song performed by the internationally-acclaimed Broadway star Ms. Lea Salonga.

Don’t miss “Kanta Pilipinas,” which starts this Saturday (February 9) at 9pm on TV5.

TV5 Goes Full-Throttle this 2013, Reveals New Shows Via TV Special ‘Go5!’

TV5 staged its biggest show of force via the high-velocity themed trade launch entitled “Go5!” on Tuesday, January 15, at the Resorts World Manila’s Performing Arts Theater.

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Via a short but potent speech, TV5 chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan revealed the network’s objective to become one of the country’s leading multimedia network this year.

“Coming off our strong performance in the last quarter of 2012, specifically in Visayas and Mindanao, we are looking at a more competitive, more energetic, more innovative TV5 this coming year. We continue to build on our success with a wider and clearer broadcast coverage across the country and we want to duplicate these in our overseas operations as well,” he said.

MVP was referring to TV5′s strong finish in the last quarter of 2012 where it overtook GMA-7 in six viewer-rich metro cities with a total of 4 million viewers reside according to AGB Nielsen. Moreover, the network’s current 19 TV and 5 radio stations around the country now covers 88.6% of the national urban population and is poised to reach 100% target by the end of 2013.

Here are the 11 new programs of TV5 for the 1st quarter of 2013 as revealed during the trade launch:

“Kidlat” – premiered last January 7
“Jeepney Jackpot” – premiered last January 7
“Alabang Housewives” – premiered last January 14
“Wowowillie” – to premiere on January 26
“Hayop sa Galing” – to premiere on January 26
“RESCUE 5 Weekend” – to premiere on January 26
“Aksyon Weekend” – to premiere on January 26
“Never Say Goodbye” – to premiere on January 28
“Balwarte” – to premiere on February 3
“FB: Forever Barkada” – to premiere this February
“Kanta Pilipinas” – to premiere this February

Also, its current programs “Game ‘N Go All-Stars,” “Face to Face” and “Good Morning Club” will introduce new twists and segments this January.

Around 120 Kapatid stars graced the event. Among them are Wendell Ramos, Gelli de Belen, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Edu Manzano, Joey de Leon, Ryan Agoncillo, Alice Dixson, Marvin Agustin, Tuesday Vargas, JC de Vera, Edgar Allan Guzman, Victor Silayan, Daniel Matsunaga, Rico Blanco, Arnell Ignacio, Ritz Azul, Eula Caballero, Jasmine-Curtis Smith, Artista Academy scholars, Phil and James Younghusband, Benjie Paras, Derek Ramsay and the superstar Ms. Nora Aunor.

Kanta Pilipinas finalists, The Company, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and Talentadong Pinoy Kids singers, Kilyawan Children’s choir, Kanta Pilipinas finalists, Artista Academy alumni, Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famers, GAGA dancers, were among those who shared their talent in several production numbers.

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