Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top 12 PhilPop 2013 Finalists Revealed!

This years PhilPop Foundation's theme is "Your Theme, Your Genre, Your Song". PhilPop 2013 garnered a record-breaking 3,383 submissions.

Most of the entries came from Greater Manila Area (GMA) like Quezon City, Makati and Manila. I am so happy that this year more songwriters/composers are getting out of their "shells" and trying their luck to join this prestigious song-writing competition which was spearheaded by music "Maestro" himself, Mr.Ryan Cayabyab.

 Myrus Apacible
24 Year-old Communication Arts student from De La Salle Dasmarinas
 Has written songs like "Isang Sulyap Mo"

Adrienne Sarmiento-Buenaventura
Her entry, "Sometimes That Happen" which turned out as her "nursed" baby.
It was her first time to make it this far in a song-writing competition.

Jungee Marcelo
He is a songwriter, arranger, jingle-writer, and music producer.
His talents spreads out from music as he coaches hip-hop crews around the world 
and radio and tv host also.

Universal Records also supports this years PhilPop 2013.
From L-R: Ito Rapadas, Ms. Kathleen Dy-Go and Gian Carlo Vizcarra.

 Maestro Ryan Cayabyab 
He spearheaded PhilPop 2012 till today as it embarks on its 2nd year of discovering new
talents in Songwriting.

With no further ado, here's the official PhilPop Top 12 2013 Finalists.

  1. Paul Armesin- Segundo
  2. Marlon Barnuevo- Araw, Ulap, Langit
  3. Jungee Marcelo- Pansamantagal
  4. Johnoy Danao- Kung 'Di Man
  5. Raffy Calicdan- Space
  6. Gani Brown- Askal
  7. Myrus Apacible- Sana Pinatay Mo Nalang Ako
  8. Adrienne Sarmiento-Buenaventura -Sometimes That Happens
  9. Marlon Aunor - Do, Do, Do
  10. Thyro Alfaro and Lacsama- Dati
  11. Lara Maige- Sayo Nalang Ako
  12. Joey Ayala- Papel

 Phil Pop 2013- Adjudicators, supporters and finalists.

 The Board Directors of this year's PhilPop 2013 are Ricky Vargas, Ogie Alcasid, Noel Cabangon, Doy Vea, Al Panlilio, Patrick Gregorio, Randy Estrellado and Butch Jimenez.

The Top 12 Finalists will vie for the P1 Million Grand Prize. PhilPop 2013 is supported by Maynilad, Smart, Meralco, PLDT, Resorts World Manila, TV5, Metro pacific Investments Corporation, NLEX, Sun Cellular, First Pacific Leadership Academy, KBP, and Philex.


  1. Just watch my video on youtube and see how we cook this contest. --Maestro Luto.

    How to cook PhilPOPCORN


  2. :D This looks promising. Even when some people are bitter~ Oh well. In contests, people win, people lose. It wouldn't be a contest if everybody won---that'll be charity.

  3. Did anyone say that everyone should win? What we are asking for is a FAIR contest. What makes you so SURE that THESE are the ones who were RIGHTFUL to win? Whatever they say, these so-called "winners" are connected/related to the 140 seats (judges). Are you wondering how I knew? I know a LOT about Philpop. More than you do actually. ;)