‘Kanta Pilipinas’ – Top 24 Contestants Revealed (Video)

TV5’s nationwide musical reality search, Kanta Pilipinas, has revealed its Top 24 via a music video featuring Tony-Award winning Broadway actress, Ms. Lea Salonga. The show is one of the Kapatid Network's offerings and opening salvo for 2013.

Aimed at helping aspiring singers maximize their potentials and achieve their dreams, Kanta Pilipinas will provide chosen contestants with mentors in singing, stage performing, personality development, style and fashion to help package them into the next singing sensations.

After a series of nationwide auditions in the last nine months, the Top 24 contestants of “Kanta Pilipinas” have been revealed via its latest music video.

They are:

  • Esther Martinez – Fierce biritera from Surigao
  • Haizel Fernando – Commercial Model, Dancer, Song Writer and Singer from Makati
  • Giancarlo Baldonido – Singapore based professional singer, cancer survivor
  • Roshelle Soledad – Eazy Maze Band Singer (Padi’s Point)
  • Adrian Joseph “A.J.” Tabaldo – singer from Santa Maria, California, former American Idol Contestant
  • Jennifer Maravilla – New Born Divas Member, former Talentadong Pinoy Contestant
  • Dea Jizelle Formilleza – former Star Power Contestant
  • Carlo & Nicole – Siblings – Children of Filipino Jazz Singer Mon David, professional singers
  • Allan Gonzales – Blind Inspirational Singer
  • Janeth Gomez – former contestant Diz Iz It!
  • Jacob Gayanelo – McDo Commercial, ABS-CBN Talent, Model, freelance Actor
  • Allison Gonzales – Opera Belles member, SM Batangas Audition
  • Gregory Llamosco – former Pilipinas Got Talent contestant, ABS-CBN Talent
  • Zari Bilon – PNU Student, Are You the Next Big Star contestant – tagged as Alicia Keys of the Philippines
  • Raz Mendoza – Graduating Student from Caloocan
  • JB and Daniel – JB (Australia) Daniel (Metropop Contestant – KESA), Former artists
  • Pia Diamante – SM North Edsa audition, Model
  • Timmy Pavino – Pop Balladeer from Seattle, Washington, GMA Talent
  • Thara Therese Jordana – Former ABS-CBN Star Magic Talent / Are You the Next Big Star contestant
  • Isaiah Antonio – Internet Sensation (AMALAYER SONG PARODY)
  • Ferns Tosco – Island Girl Singer from Boracay
  • 5as1 – Las Vegas based (some members) professional group
  • Ricky Deloviar – Iloilo Audition, former Protege season 1 contestant, GMA talent
  • Chadleen Lacdo-o – Operation Smile Ambassadress – Charice Look a Like

The Top 24 sang parts of the “Kanta Pilipinas” theme song which was written by Francis “Kiko” Salazar.

The new TV5 reality-singing competition is slated to premiere early 2013. For more information about the visit

Watch the music video here:

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