ABS-CBN releases the Top 12 songs of Himig 11th edition

Twelve songs celebrating the unique storytelling of Filipinos through music headline the country’s biggest songwriting competition, Himig 11th Edition.

ABS-CBN has released the newly produced 12 song finalists on Friday (November 13), which were carefully selected for representing OPM’s diversity and showcasing the power of music through the words masterfully written by budding Pinoy songwriters.

Idol Philippines champion Zephanie rendered a heartrending performance to a song about unrequited love “Tinadhana Sa’yo” by returning Himig composer SJ Gandia, while Rise Music artist JMKO gave an impeccable version to “Tabi Tabi Po,” about one’s willingness to wait for love written by Mariah Moriones.

Kiss N’ Tell, meanwhile, performed the song “Pahina,” about an unconditional love taken for granted, composed by the band members Joshua Ortiz and Aniceto Cabahug III. Idol Philippines finalist FANA, formerly known as Fatima Louise, interpreted Erica Sabalboro’s “Out,” a song with unique lyrics consisting of English, Tagalog and Bicolano words bravely addressing mental health.

KZ Tandigan rendered her enthralling performance to the globally-appealing dance-pop track with a distinct Filipino sound “Marupok” by composer Danielle Balagtas, while Sam Mangubat sang the power ballad “Kulang ang Mundo” by Daryl Cielo.

Two collaborations are also part of the latest Himig edition. Jeremy G and Kyle Echarri teamed up in an ode to dismal relationships “Kahit na Masungit,” written by brothers John Francis and Jayson Franz Pasicolan. Moira dela Torre and Agsunta performed “Kahit Kunwari Man Lang,” a song inspired by a true story of an unlabeled relationship written by David Mercado.

Juris gave her heartwarming rendition to Jabez Orara’s “Ika’y Babalik Pa Ba,” which talks about the excitement of coming back to a failed relationship. Meanwhile, Kenneth Reodica’s entry “Ang Hirap Maging Mahirap,” inspired by people fighting for their everyday lives, was performed by Davey Langit featuring Kritiko.

Janine Berdin, featuring composer Joanna Ang, interpreted a Visayan song of healing and hope called “Bulalakaw,” while Zild sang the 80s-inspired electropop track “Ibang Planeta” by another returning songwriter, Dan Tanedo, who composed last year’s winning entry “Mabagal.”

These 12 songs are vying to win various special awards and be hailed as the competition’s Best Song.

The Himig songwriting competition has made its mark throughout the years, bringing out the best of OPM through remarkable musical compositions from Filipinos all over the world. ABS-CBN Music continues the legacy of Himig Handog, which is the longest-running song festival in the Philippines and the region’s biggest global multimedia songwriter festival that started in the year 2000.

The Himig 11th Edition album is now available on all digital streaming platforms worldwide. The album is over-all produced by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, notably a champion of Himig Handog in 2001.

 

 

Watch the #Himig11thEdition lyric videos on Star Music’s YouTube channel. For more details, like @HimigHandog on Facebook.

Ang Hirap Maging Mahirap composed by Kenneth Reodica and interpreted by Davey Langit ft. Kritiko  

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ABS-CBN releases the Top 12 songs of Himig 11th edition

Ang Hirap Maging Mahirap composed by Kenneth Reodica and interpreted by Davey Langit ft. Kritiko

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Ang Hirap Maging Mahirap composed by Kenneth Reodica and interpreted by Davey Langit ft. Kritiko

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Bulalakaw composed by Joanna Ang interpreted by Janine Berdin ft. Joanna Ang  

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Bulalakaw composed by Joanna Ang interpreted by Janine Berdin ft. Joanna Ang

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Bulalakaw composed by Joanna Ang interpreted by Janine Berdin ft. Joanna Ang

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Ibang Planeta composed by Dan Tanedo and interpreted by Zild  

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Ibang Planeta composed by Dan Tanedo and interpreted by Zild

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Ibang Planeta composed by Dan Tanedo and interpreted by Zild

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Ika'y Babalik Pa Ba composed by Jabez Orara and interpreted by Juris  

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Ika'y Babalik Pa Ba composed by Jabez Orara and interpreted by Juris

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Ika'y Babalik Pa Ba composed by Jabez Orara and interpreted by Juris

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Kahit Kunwari Man Lang composed by David Mercado and interpreted by Moira dela Torre and Agsunta  

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ABS-CBN releases the Top 12 songs of Himig 11th edition

Kahit Kunwari Man Lang composed by David Mercado and interpreted by Moira dela Torre and Agsunta

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Kahit Kunwari Man Lang composed by David Mercado and interpreted by Moira dela Torre and Agsunta

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Kahit na Masungit composed by John Francis and Jayson Franz Pasicolan and interpreted by Jeremy G and Kyle Echarri  

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ABS-CBN releases the Top 12 songs of Himig 11th edition

Kahit na Masungit composed by John Francis and Jayson Franz Pasicolan and interpreted by Jeremy G and Kyle Echarri

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Kahit na Masungit composed by John Francis and Jayson Franz Pasicolan and interpreted by Jeremy G and Kyle Echarri

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Kulang Ang Mundo composed by Daryl Cielo and interpreted by Sam Mangubat  

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ABS-CBN releases the Top 12 songs of Himig 11th edition

Kulang Ang Mundo composed by Daryl Cielo and interpreted by Sam Mangubat

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Kulang Ang Mundo composed by Daryl Cielo and interpreted by Sam Mangubat

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Marupok composed by Danielle Balagtas and interpreted by KZ Tandingan  

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Marupok composed by Danielle Balagtas and interpreted by KZ Tandingan

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Marupok composed by Danielle Balagtas and interpreted by KZ Tandingan

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Out composed by Erica Sabalboro and interpreted by FANA  

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Out composed by Erica Sabalboro and interpreted by FANA

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Out composed by Erica Sabalboro and interpreted by FANA

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Pahina composed by Joshua Ortiz and Aniceto Cabahug III and interpreted by Kiss N' Tell  

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Pahina composed by Joshua Ortiz and Aniceto Cabahug III and interpreted by Kiss N' Tell

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Pahina composed by Joshua Ortiz and Aniceto Cabahug III and interpreted by Kiss N' Tell

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Tabi Tabi Po composed by Mariah Moriones and interpreted by JMKO  

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Tabi Tabi Po composed by Mariah Moriones and interpreted by JMKO

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Tabi Tabi Po composed by Mariah Moriones and interpreted by JMKO

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Tinadhana Sa'yo composed by SJ Gandia and interpreted by Zephanie_  

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ABS-CBN releases the Top 12 songs of Himig 11th edition

Tinadhana Sa'yo composed by SJ Gandia and interpreted by Zephanie_

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Tinadhana Sa'yo composed by SJ Gandia and interpreted by Zephanie_

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Ang Hirap Maging Mahirap composed by Kenneth Reodica and interpreted by Davey Langit ft. Kritiko
Bulalakaw composed by Joanna Ang interpreted by Janine Berdin ft. Joanna Ang
Ibang Planeta composed by Dan Tanedo and interpreted by Zild
Ika'y Babalik Pa Ba composed by Jabez Orara and interpreted by Juris
Kahit Kunwari Man Lang composed by David Mercado and interpreted by Moira dela Torre and Agsunta
Kahit na Masungit composed by John Francis and Jayson Franz Pasicolan and interpreted by Jeremy G and Kyle Echarri
Kulang Ang Mundo composed by Daryl Cielo and interpreted by Sam Mangubat
Marupok composed by Danielle Balagtas and interpreted by KZ Tandingan
Out composed by Erica Sabalboro and interpreted by FANA
Pahina composed by Joshua Ortiz and Aniceto Cabahug III and interpreted by Kiss N' Tell
Tabi Tabi Po composed by Mariah Moriones and interpreted by JMKO
Tinadhana Sa'yo composed by SJ Gandia and interpreted by Zephanie_