Karl Villuga was named grand winner of the first Philippine Popular Music Festival on Saturday, July 14, at the PICC Plenary Hall.
Karl Villuga received the grand prize of P1 million in cash and a trophy as his song “Bawat Hakbang” was chosen as the winner of the very first Philippine Popular (PhilPOP) Music Festival Sunday night.
Here are the complete results:
Grand Winner: Bawat Hakbang
Music and Lyrics: Karl Villuga
Interpretered by Mark Santos with the Acafellas
First Runner Up: Tayo-Tayo Lang
Music and Lyrics: Toto Sorioso
Interpreted by Ebe Dancel
Second Runner Up: Kontrabida
Music and Lyrics: Soc Villanueva
Interpreted by Sam Concepcion
People’s Choice Award: Brown
Music and Lyrics: James Leyte
Interpreted by Brown Man Revival
The non-winning finalists will each receive P50,000 consolation prize.
Here is a snippet of the all the finalists’ entries:
The Philippine Popular Music Festival, which was aired on TV5 last night, hopes to provide a channel through which Filipino songwriters can create new songs and discover new expressions or genres in popular music. The organizers also hope to start spark renewed enthusiasm and pride in Filipino music by starting a brand new collection of freshly produced Original Pilipino Music (OPM).