"I Love OPM" hits the right notes in Pilot Episodes; wins National TV Ratings

ABS-CBN’s newest singing competition for non-Filipino singers who love Pinoy music, “I Love OPM,” premiered on a high note with a national TV rating of 24.8% last Saturday (Feb 13) and 20.0% last Sunday (Feb 14), according to data from Kantar Media.

The show, hosted by Anne Curtis with Eric Nicolas, beat its rivals over the weekend which only hit 11.1% and 6.1% respectively.

Eight hopefuls, or called “Touristars,” auditioned but only six of them got the approval from the “Himigration Officers” composed of the Philippines’ Concert King Martin Nievera, Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, and Ultimate Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga.

Among those who made the cut were German-Irish Jeena Dimaandal captivated the crowd with her heartfelt version of Sharon Cuneta’s “Bituing walang ningning;” American heartthrob Ryan Gallagher made the women scream with “Himigration Officer” Martin Nievera’s “Kahit isang saglit;” Russian Anna Rabtsun surprised the audience with her rendition of Gloc 9’s “Sirena,” and Indian exchange-student Addy Raj serenaded the crowd with Daniel Padilla’s version of “Hinahanap-hanap kita”.

What OPM hits will be showcased next? Who will have the best love story on how they fell in love with the Philippines and Filipino music? Which country will be able to produce the foreigner whom can sing OPM the best?

“I Love OPM” is a first-of-it-kind singing contest for 100% non-Filipinos who love OPM music. It is an original concept by ABS-CBN.

Don’t miss “I Love OPM” every Saturday right after “MMK,” and every Sunday after “Rated K” on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @iloveopmtv on Instagram and Twitter or like https://www.facebook.com/iloveopm on Facebook.