“Dahil Sa Iyo,” composed by Carlo David and interpreted by local R&B King Jay R, was given the coveted Song of the Year prize in the just-concluded ‘A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival held at the full-packed Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
This award comes with a Php500,000 cash prize. Jay-R was also the year’s Best Interpreter, which comes with Php50,000 cash prize.
Once again, let’s listen up to the Song of the Year:
Meanwhile, here are the ASOP Year 6 runners-up:
1st Runner-up: “You’re All I Need” composed by Jessan May Mirador, interpreted by Ms. Kris Angelica
2nd Runner-up: “Ikaw Ang Aking Dios” composed by Lorna Petrasanta, interpreted by Liezel Garcia
3rd Runner-up: “Hallelujah to the One” composed by Zion Aquiono, interpreted by Gail Blanco
People’s Choice Award (Php50,000 prize): “Carry On” composed by P.A. Atienza, Nonie Ramos and Nino Cristobal
BMPI-UNTV President and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon also announced that ASOP was given the Best Talent Search Award by the 2017 PMPC Star Awards for Television on Sunday (Nov. 12).
All non-winning grand finalists receive Php20,000 each.
Kuya Daniel thanked the congregants of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) for supporting ASOP Music Festival since its launch in 2011. ASOP has a counterpart songwriting fest from the MCGI called A Song of Faith (ASOF) Music Festival.
Bro. Eli Soriano, the Overall Servant of MCGI, gave the closing remarks.
Local guest performers who sung a special medley of ASOP Year 5 prizewinning praise songs, include OPM acts Gidget Dela Llana, Carlo David, Mela, Jayson Fernandez and Bugoy Drilon.
This year’s judges are: resident ASOP judge Doktor Musico Mon Del Rosario; songwriter and musical director Homer Flores, TV and film actress Carla Martinez, and; multi-platinum recording artist and concert director Dingdong Avanzado.
Head of the Music Publishing Star Music Atty. Marivic Benedicto and multi-awarded singer-songwriter and vocal arranger of The CompanY Moi Ortiz joined the other panel of judges.