“The competition is stiffer now because of the wide array of genres of the songs composed by a blend of veteran and new composers. And because of that, we have an exciting mix of singers who will interpret our new ‘Himig Handog’ hits,” said Star Music head Roxy Liquigan about the newest edition of the country’s biggest songwriting competition.
“Angeline Quinto, Daniel Padilla, Juris, Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldivino, Marion Aunor, Jessa Zaragoza, and KZ Tandingan are all coming back as ‘Himig Handog’ interpreters. But we also have a lot of first-timers like Ebe Dancel and Abra, Jugs and Teddy, Janella Salvador, Morisette Amon, Hazel Faith dela Cruz, Michael Pangilinan, and Jed Madela,” Liquigan said.
Angeline will be the interpreter for the song “Hanggang Kailan” composed by Jose Joel Mendoza; Daniel for “Simpleng Tulad Mo” by Meljohn Magno; Juris for “7 Minutes” by Mary Grace Gabor; Morisette for “Akin Ka Na Lang” by Francis Louis Salazar; Jessa for “Bumabalik ang Nagdaan” by Sarah Jane Gandia; Jovit for “Dito” by Raizo Brent Chabeldin and Biv De Vera; Ebe with Abra for “Halik sa Hangin” by David Dimaguila; Jed for “If You Don’t Want to Fall” by Jude Gitamondoc; Janella for “Mahal Kita Pero” by Melchora Mabilog; KZ for “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” by Edwin Marollano; Bugoy for “Umiiyak ang Puso” by Rolando Azor; Jugs and Teddy for “Walang Basagan ng Trip” by Eric De Leon; Marion featuring Rizza and Seed for “Pumapag-ibig” by Jungee Marcelo; and Michael for “Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako” by Jovinor Tan. Meanwhile, songwriter-finalist Hazel Faith will be the interpreter of her composition, “Everything Takes Time.”
The 15 finalist songs of “Himig Handog Pinoy P-POP Love Songs 2014” will be played on the radio and online beginning this Saturday (Agust 2) through ABS-CBN’s official FM station MOR 101.9 For Life! and its “MOR TV” via www.mor1019.com.
Now on its sixth year, “Himig Handog” continues to search for exceptional musical talents and endearing and uniquely “Pinoy” love songs that transcend generations, and which stand out like some of today’s OPM classic love songs, which include “Hanggang,” interpreted by Wency Cornejo; “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana” by Bituin Escalante; “Kung Ako Ba S’ya” by Piolo Pascual; “Bye Bye Na,” by Rico Blanco; “This Guy’s In Love With You Pare” by Chito Miranda; and two of 2013’s biggest hits—Daniel’s “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” and Aiza Seguerra’s “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa.”
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