“Wala Kang Katulad” qualifies for ASOP TV Grand Finals
UNTV News • May 30, 2017 • 5081
Heeding the advice of ASOP (A Song of Praise) judges, composer Reymil Anania successfully bagged the Song of the Month title with his entry “Wala Kang Katulad” (There’s No One Like You), qualifying him for the A Song of Praise Music Festival Grand Finals Year 6.
Anania’s masterpiece shined brightest against Rolando Dela Cruz’ “Heto Na Naman Ako” (Here I am Again) and Keizy Lavilla’s “Simula Ngayon” (From Now On).
ASOP judge Jungee Marcelo could not find any deficiencies in the latest version of Anania’s piece.
“Tingnan natin kung nandun yung deficiency… wala na! Tinanggal na niya!” he said. (Let’s check if the deficiency is still there…it’s gone! He has already removed it.)
Another panel judge, Isabel Granada said, “Thank you very much sa ating (to our) composer na si Reymil for correcting some of the words, magmula dun sa first verse at saka dun sa third verse (from the first verse to the third). Thank you for listening to us.”
While panel judge Kedy Sanchez commented, “Very contemporary siya ano? And which I feel is the appeal of this song… napaka-contemporary ng tunog, ng lengguwahe… pero ang sinasabi niya, it is still a praise song.” (This song is very contemporary isn’t it? And which I feel is the appeal of this song… the sound is very contemporary, the language. But it is still a praise song.)
According to Anania, the judges’ comments and suggestions are important to him because it came from veterans in the music industry.
He said, “Kasi batikan din, eh. Sina Sir Jungee tsaka yung isa pang ano… batikan sila. Tapos nag-comment sila kung pano mapapa… e maikli lang yung panahon. Siguro po mare-revise pa namin para sa grand finals po yung kanta.”
(They are veterans, Sir Jungee and others. They commented on how to [improve the song]. Maybe we can still re-revise the song for the Grand Finals.)
RJ Buena, who interpreted Reymil’s composition, is hoping to perform it again at the Grand Finals.
“Sobrang happy ako at talagang naisip ko if ever man na ako pa rin yung mag-i-interpret, ang sarap lang ng pakiramdam. At sabi ko nga nung last week na naniniwala ako sa song niya na kahit mismo siya nagda-doubt. Eh, ako syempre yung kumakanta na nararamdaman ko yung mga letra. So somehow, hopeful ako. Nakikita kong maganda yung laban niya,” he said.
(I’m happy, and I really think that if ever I get chosen again to interpret in the finals, it would be great. As I’ve said last week, I believe in his song even if Reymil has doubts about it. I am the one singing and feeling the words. So somehow, I am hopeful. I see that Reymil’s song “Wala Kang Katulad” will have a good chance of winning.)
ASOP Year 6 Grand finals will be held in November. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — Singers, songwriters from across the globe now has a stage to showcase their masterpiece as A Song of Praise (ASOP) goes international.
The new season of ASOP welcomes amateur or professional songwriters from around the world to write songs of praises for God.
Interested contestants may submit their songs in any language, provided there will be an English translation. The written songs should be unpublished or have not yet been performed or distributed in any platform. Contestants should also submit an MP4 format of their song.
The winner of ASOP International will receive $50,000.
Opening ASOP Music Festival to the international scene was a long-time vision of Bro. Eli Soriano, the man behind the songwriting competition.
During the opening of ASOP International on Sunday (June 6), Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon said that the launch of the new season is very timely in the face of a pandemic.
“Sa paraan na ito, I guess ay maipararating natin ngayon sa ating mga kapwa tao na dumaranas—hindi lamang sa Pilipinas kundi maging sa buong mundo—ng ating kasalukuyang panahon ng pandemya, na sa pamamagitan ng ASOP International maibsan ang mga depression, anxiety maipakilala ang pagtitiwala sa Panginoon. Maiparating na mayroong Dios at sa bawat awit nakakakita tayo ng nagre-recognize ng kabutihan ng Dios,” he said.
(Through this, I guess we can bring [the songs] to those experiencing—not just in the Philippines, but to the rest of the world—challenges in this pandemic. That through ASOP International it would alleviate their depression, anxiety and teach them to trust in the Lord. Let them know there is a God and that His goodness will be recognized through the songs.) AAC (with reports from Mirasol Abogadil)
Wish USA has a lot in store for the month-long celebration of the Philippine Independence Day, featuring global Filipino talents.
During the celebration opening on Friday (June 4), Morgan Ashley also known as DJ Mo sang a heartwarming cover of “Til My Heartaches End” inside the Wish USA Bus.
DJ Mo said singing the song brought out a lot of emotions and that she is happy to have performed it.
“I’m very excited, I love bringing the whole Filipino culture to the next level. I feel honored that I am being a part of it,” she said.
Stay tuned for more Wishclusive performances as Wish USA celebrates Philippine Independence Day for the whole month of June.
Every Friday at 3:00 a.m., a Wishclusive performance will be featured on Wish USA YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, on June 10, singer-songwriter Raining Sorrow or RS will perform an original song.
American singer Noelle Lydyoff will also sing “With a Smile” by Eraserheads.
“There will be an end to this COVID. It’s not going to last forever. We will be back to normal sometime and that you can persevere through it. And as the song said, there will be people that can be alongside you and help you go through hard times like this,” she said. AAC (with reports from Sonny Cos)
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