I have bared witness with ASOP Music Festival for a couple of years now, and on their 8th installment this year, it’s going to be much bigger. This is a competition and platform for praise music and yes they’ve had so much good outputs these past couple of years that some of them are being sung on churches and praise centers. To honor God and be part of this is such a huge honor already and there have been thousands of entries for this songwriting contest ever since. After a grueling 12 month competition, ASOP unveiled their finalists this November 5 at the penthouse of Hexagon Events Place in Quezon City.
For November 2018 they got OH MAMA with its composer Jhoter Jone Villan and performed by Chacha Canete. For December 2018 they have ALAY KO composed by Madonna Rosas and Pau Ortiz performed by Brenan Espartinez. For January they have IKAW AY IKAW composed by Vanduan Banua performed by Radha, February is DON’T GIVE UP by Cheryl Labating and performed by Jinky Vidal. For March they have DIOS NG KATOTOHANAN composed by Darrel Joseph Villanueva performed by Nina Espinosa. For April they have PUPURIHIN KITA composed by Chris Givenchi Edejer performed by Gerald Santos. For May they have DI MABILANG NA TALA composed by Carlo David and interpreted by Gidget Dela Llana. For June it’s YOU ARE WONDERFUL composed by Franz Loren Bigcas and for July it’s GOD HAS HIS PURPOSE composed by Lambert Reyes and Roman Cundungan performed by Ethan Loukas. For August they have SAGWAN composed by Aiza Narag and performed by Louie Ann Culala. For September it’s AKO AY TUNAY NA MAGTATAGUMPAY composed by Shaun Billones and performed by Kim Baluzo. For October it’s TAHAN NA composed by Rinz Ruiz and performed by Vanz. Song ownerships will be still with composers, and will be admistered by them so it can be released digitally. They have a huge social media department which will take care of that.
The twelve songs will vie for the coveted Php 800,000 prize pot and will be announced as Song of the Year. The even will also be graced by BMPI President and CEO Daniel Razon. There will also be a prize for Best Interpreter, Peoples Choice and Brother Eli Soriano’s Choice Award. This will all happen on November 10, 2019 7PM at the New Frontier Theater in Araneta City, Cubao Quezon City.