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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Superstar Nora Aunor, one of the judges on ASOP Year 5 Grand Finals night

The veteran actress, singer, and Philippine cinema’s superstar, Nora “Ate Guy” Aunor, is one of the biggest names in the Philippine entertainment industry who is expected to appear as one of the board of judges for UNTV’s A Song Of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival Year 5 Grand Finals.  It will be held at Smart-Araneta Coliseum on the evening of November 7.

The UNTV-ASOP management choses Nora Aunor to give insights and critiques for the said big event because of her great dedication and priceless contributions, not only in Philippine’s movie films, but also in the music industry.

Aunor is a winner of almost 150 awards since she started her singing and acting career almost 50 years ago. Her first award was at the Darigold Jamboree singing contest where she became the champion with her winning piece “You and the Night and the Music”. It was followed by another championship award during the Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand National Finals on May 29, 1967 where she sang “Moonlight Becomes You.”

Together with Nora, other well-known personalities in the entertainment industry like the veteran songwriter and ASOP resident judge coined as “Doktor Musiko” Mon Del Rosario, OPM Male Belter Jed Madela, Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor Isah Red, Record Label Executive Jonathan Manalo, and Multi-awarded Songwriter Trina Belamide, will be the ASOP Year 5 grand finals’ panel of judges.

Guest performer to showcase the past winning entries is X-Factor UK contender The 4th Impact and to render their own version of last year’s competing songs in a production number are Jason Dy, Michael Pangilinan, Liezel Garcia and the previous Best Interpreter Leah Patricio.

The ASOP Year 5 Grand Finals will showcase its twelve songs to be performed by popular OPM singers and band.  They will vie for the titles “Song of the Year”, “People’s Choice Awards”, and “Best Interpreter” with over P1 million cash prizes at stake.

The list of the ASOP Music Festival Year 5 grand finalists and interpreters are as follows:

Tapat Mong Pangako – Composer: Gulliver Enverga; Interpreter: The Voysing
Ikaw Lamang – Composer: Jonathan Sta Rita; Interpreter: Tim Pavino
God Will Always Make a Way – Composers: Glenn Bawa and Ronald Calpis; Interpreter: Bugoy Drilon
Patawarin Mo Ako – Composer: Fernando Gardon; Interpreter: Kris Lawrence
Araw at Ulan – Composer: Joselito Caleon; Interpreter: Sitti
Ikaw Pala – Composer: Wilfredo Gaspar; Interpreter: Ima Castro
Tanging Ligaya – Composer: Angelica Soriano; Interpreter: Zendee
Ang Iyong Pangalan – Composer: Romarico Mendiola Jr.; Interpreter: Jovit Baldovino
Kumapit Ka Lang – Composer: Noemi Ocio; Interpreter: Mela Ravanilla
You Stood By Me – Composer: Vincent Labating; Interpreter: Jason Fernandez.
Pag-ibig Ka Oh Dios – Composer: LJ Manzano; Interpreter: JBK
Mula sa Aking Puso – Composer: Joseph Ponce; Interpreter: Carlo David

ASOP Music Festival is a songwriting competition on television.  This is the innovation of the notable broadcast journalist and UNTV-BMPI’s CEO and Chairman, Kuya Daniel Razon. Bro. Eli Soriano, the host of the longest-running religious program, Ang Dating Daan, and the Members Church of God International (MCGI) are the primary sponsors of the program.

The ASOP Music Festival is a non-sectarian praise songwriting competition and is open to all amateurs and professional composers. The program is hosted by the great tandem of Miss Tony Rose Gayda and the balladeer Mr. Richard Reynoso.  The show is aired every Sunday at 7:00pm to 8:30pm on UNTV.

ASOP year 5 grand finals is open to all. For tickets you may visit their website at:

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