The biggest and newest singing reality show of TV5, Kanta Pilipinas held auditions at SM North EDSA last March 30. Over 1500 registrants lined up to get a chance to be part of the most anticipated show featuring the theme song sung by the country’s world-renowned Ms. Lea Salonga.
The competition heats up with more head-turning voices and stories at SM North EDSA with hopefuls coming from Zamboanga, Mindoro, Tagaytay, Pampanga, Isabela Province and Marinduque. Pre-screening held at the parking lot trimmed the list to over 350 hopefuls to control the mob wanting to get in and perform on stage. Escalating more gossips and more people talking about the show, the on-lookers and mall-goers caused major traffic as hopefuls get their shot being judged by Inspirational Diva Judge Ms. Jamie Rivera, legendary music icon composer and arranger Mr. Vehnee Saturno and renowned talent manager Ms. Maristel Sempedro.
Some who were champions in other networks and talent shows also joined in the experience and heard “Dito ka na Kapatid! Ang galing mo!” from the judges while the others were short of preparation and practice. An Eric Benet, an Alicia Keys and more remarkable talents rendered their best act and got loud applause from the audience but not all the contestants got in the final list. A Fil-am born with one ear sang to his hearts content and impressed the judges’ on his struggle to adjust in the Philippine culture. Some trio and duo also performed with complete costumes to wow the judges but not all the groups received the approval for the final list.
TV5’sKanta Pilipinas breaks ground as it changes the Philippine culture of singing contests not just looking for “Birit Queens/Kings”. Eyeing more unique voices and real talents, the judges were very distinct at comments on each contestant on stage. A Cercado sister joined without her siblings proving her sisters wrong about singing contests and performed without the usual technique the family had assimilated. Will she make it to the final list? Some got all three Yes’ and some were just unfortunate enough to get the vote of the three judges. The choice of songs, the versions and the unique tunes were prominent at SM North EDSA. At the end of the second day call-back auditions, only 23 got in the final list to compete with the other contestants from other regions.
The search continues as it brings Kanta Pilipinas final on-ground audition in SM City Batangas on April 20, 2012. Who will move the judges next? Find out by liking the Kanta Pilipinas Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/KantaPilipinas and follow us on Twitter @Kanta_Pilipinas #kantapilipinas. You can also view the auditions and performances on the official Kanta Pilipinas YouTube Channel. For online auditions, please submit your video URL at www.kantapilipinas.com. What does it take to make the nation sing? Join Kanta Pilipinas and promote the Filipino talent worldwide!