The wait is finally over!
After weeks of audition, days of screening, and hundreds of entries, the male finalists for the first-ever “Your Song of Excellence” singing contest are finally in!
With the help of the country’s finest OPM gems Bituin Escalante, Jay Durias, Frenchie Dy, and Paulo Zarate, the most promising, amateur male singers from various parts of the country have been chosen.
What kind of singer are these judges looking for?
“‘Yung great singer, yan yung story teller kasi kada song meron yang story,” said Dy.
Meanwhile, Escalante expects a singer who “respects their song and their instrument.”
“I want these people to surprise me,” she added.”
Get to know the top 15 finalists who are now one step closer into winning the biggest online singing competition this 2021.
The five finalists from Luzon are Eric Dacanay from Taguig City, Khalil Tambi from Manila City, Mark Anthony Santos from Binangonan, Rizal, Renz Robosa from San Carlos City, Pangasinan and, Rommel John Eliseo from San Pedro City, Laguna.
Joining the the finalists from the beautiful islands of Visayas are Bryan Dolendo from Negros Occidental, Michael Jandayan Bernaldez from Bohol, as well as, Jerald Arnaiz, Jeltrud Eran, and Sidgen Bagacay who are all from Cebu.
Completing the roster of the male finalists are the world-class talents from Mindanao. They are Lloyd Sarausos from Surigao del Sur and Christian Jelt Faunillán, Rahib Ali Sanchez, Romel Largo, and Wilfredo Ayon Jr., who are all from Davao City.
The public may then vote for their favorite male regional finalist to advance to the regional finals. Voting for the male regional finalists will start from September 11 to September 17 at the Taiwan Excellence Facebook Page (https://m.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph). They may support their chosen singer by commenting the hashtag of the finalist together with the contest’s official hashtags: #YourSongOfExcellence, #TaiwanExcellencePH, and #ExcellenceEveryday.
All 15 male finalists would then be judged based on the following criteria: 40% online audience impact, 25% voice quality, 25% creative musicality and 10% stage presence.
The 3 most excellent regional male performers out of the 15 will receive P10,000 each and will go head-to-head come October 30 Your Song of Excellence finals night. Apart from the prizes and the prestige, the regional finalists would also get the chance to be mentored by Your Song of Excellence host singer Floyd Tena and The Clash Season 1 contestant Jasmine Fitzgerald.
Three grand winners will be chosen per category and will have the chance to fulfill their dreams of signing up for a recording deal from Ivory Music. To top it off, they will also be taking home half a Million Peso prize pool composed of cash and gifts.
Who will be the three lucky regional male finalists? Find out soon by following the Taiwan Excellence PH Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph).
“We are so proud and honored to witness today some of the greatest examples of Filipino singing talent here on Your Song of Excellence. Alongside our mission to create world-class products, we at Aromase also want to take part in supporting excellence, and shining a global spotlight on the talented Filipino singers,” said Mimi Chien, Deputy Manager of Aromase.
“Your Song of Excellence” is organized by Taiwan Excellence together with its premiere partners Aromase, a brand that prides itself in ensuring the wellness of the people’s scalp with products that offer lasting effects, and Ju Tian Cleantech, a company that is dedicated into transforming natural wasted resources into eco-friendly and useful materials. Also joining Taiwan Excellence in this endeavor are its major partners ACER, Annie’s Way, ASUS, FECA, Johnson Fitness & Wellness, PC Express, Predator, Republic of Gamers, Tatung and Transcend.