PhilPop 2014's Top 12 finalists revealed

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at May 29 2014 04:39 PM | Updated as of May 30 2014 12:39 AM

MANILA - The PhilPop MusicFest Foundation on Thursday revealed the 12 finalists of PhilPop 2014.

Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, the foundation's executive director, said that "this year's finalists constitute a heady brew of the most varied genres: dance, rock, R&B, a couple of ballads, some pop and a genre-defying song in multi-meter."

He also shared his excitement to hear established singers and new artists interpret the songs.

"I'm very excited because this batch of songs are again as exciting as different, very, very different. Iba't ibang tunog na naman ang lumabas," Cayabyab said.

Below are the Top 12 songs in this year's PhilPop:

1. "Awit Mo'y Nandito Pa"
Songwriter: Toto Sorioso
Interpreters: Aldrich Talonding and James Bucong

2. "Babalikan Mo Rin Ako"
Songwriter: Soc Villanueva
Interpreter: Nikki Gil

3. "Dear Heart"
Songwriter: Mike Villegas
Interpreter: Kiana Valenciano

4. "Hangout Lang"
Songwriters: Allan Feliciano and Isaac Garcia
Interpreters: Duncan Ramos and Young JV

5. "Kung Akin ang Langit"
Songwriter: Chi Datu-Bocobo
Interpreters: Mcoy Fundales and Clara Benin

6. "Langit Umaawit"
Songwriter: Toto Sorioso
Interpreter: Tom Rodriguez

7. "No Girlfriend Since Break"
Songwriters: Davey Langit
Interpreter: Luigi D' Avola

8. "Qrush on You"
Songwriters: Knowa Lazarus and Flava Matiks
Interpreters: Jay-R, Elmo Magalona and Q-York

9. "Salbabida"
Songwriter: Jungee Marcelo
Interpreter: Kyla

10. "The Only One"
Songwriter: Popsie San Pedro
Interpreter: Thor Dulay

11. "Song on a Broken String"
Songwriters: Jude Gitamandoc and Therese Villarante
Interpreter: Nicole Laurel Asensio

12. "Torpe"
Songwriter: Daryl Ong
Intepreter: Kris Lawrence

The grand winner of this year's competition will get the P1-million grand prize.

The finals of PhilPop 2014 will be held at Meralco Theater on July 26.