Himig Handog, the country’s premiere songwriting competition returns to the music scene this year. And we have the list of the finalist of the 2013 Himig Handog PPop Love Songs.
UPDATE: The list of Winners of the Himig Handog PPop Love Songs 2013 can be viewed here.
Only 12 finalists were chosen from more than 2,000 submitted entries for the competition. These song compositions will be then interpreted by some of the most sought-after music artists today.
About the Himig Handog
Now on its 5th year, the Himig Handog paves the way for amateur and professional Filipino songwriters, here and abroad, to showcase their exceptional flair for creating beautiful music in any popular music genre or a fusion of a known genres. It is the Philippines’ first interactive multimedia songwriting tilt launched by ABS-CBN in 2000 and was originally used to pay tribute to overseas Filipino workers. It was then called Himig Handog sa Bayaning Pilipino. In its second year, it celebrated youth power through JAM: Himig Handog sa Makabagong Kabataan 2001. Then for its third and fourth tilts in 2002 and 2003, it opened its doors for the romantic lyricists in Himig Handog Love Songs.
You may remember the song “Hanggang” which was interpreted by Wency Cornejo in 2001, was one of the few many songs that was made famous through the Himig Handog.
12 Finalists of the Himig Handog PPop Love Songs 2013
by Ma. Fe Mechenette G. Tianga, Melvin Muervana, Joel Jabat, Jr.
Interpreter: Yeng Constantino
Music video: Philippine Christian University
ANONG NANGYARI SA ATING DALAWA
by Joven Tan
Interpreter: Aiza Seguerra
Music video: De La Salle University
IF YOU EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND
by Marion Aunor
Interpreter: Marion Aunor
Music video: Polytechnic University Of The Philippines
by Soc Villanueva
Music video: San Beda College
by Julius James de Belen
Interpreter: Toni Gonzaga
Music video: University Of The Philippines
NASA IYO NA ANG LAHAT
by Jungee Marcelo
Interpreter: Daniel Padilla
Music video: Ateneo de Manila University
by Agatha Morallos
Interpreter: Angeline Quinto
Music video: University Of The East – Caloocan
PWEDE BANG AKO NA LANG ULIT
by Jeffrey Cifra
Interpreter: Bugoy Drilon
Music video: MINT College
by Arman Alferez
Interpreter: Jovit Baldivino
Music video: Far Eastern University
SCARED TO DEATH
by Domingo Rosco Jr.
Interpreter: KZ Tandingan
Music video: University Of Santo Tomas
by Wynn Andrada
Interpreter: Wynn Andrada
Music video: Adamson University
THIS SONG’S FOR YOU
by Jude Gitamondoc
Interpreter: Erik Santos
Music video: Technological Institute Of The Philippines
How to vote for your favorite songs
Just like the previous editions of the Himig Handog, the listeners can vote for their favorite renditions by:
- Purchasing a copy of the “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” CD and fill out the enclosed voting card;
- Download any of the competing tracks from iTunes;
- Requesting a song entry to be played on radio stations: Tambayan 101.9 or MOR;
- Casting an online vote via TFC.tv; and
- Requesting the music video to be played on MYX
Himig Handog PPop Love Songs 2013 Grand Finals
The Grand Finals Night of the 2013 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on February 24.