QUEZON CITY - ‘Himig’, formerly known as ‘Himig Handog’ is the biggest annual songwriting competition in the country that produces hit love songs through OPM compositions. Now, the songwriting festival adds more variety by dropping the signature theme and welcoming a more diverse entries like songs that speaks about social issues. Also, it is the first time in history of the competition that a Visayan composition has made it to the Final 12.
This year, Cornerstone’s four of the best singers are chosen as song interpreters and are vying to be hailed as Himig 11th Edition’s Best Song. Get to know more about the entries:
First on the list is the Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan, who makes a comeback as a song interpreter. She was iconic for her interpretation of “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” that won the Best Song in 2014. Now, she brings to life Danielle Balagtas’ entry titled “Marupok”. The song offers a very distinct and catchy sound with KZ’s undeniably unique vocal prowess.
Who would forget Moira’s successful interpretation of “Titibo Tibo” back in 2017 Himig Handog that jumpstarted her to mainstream? It was then followed by another Himig Handog Best Song award in 2019 for the song “Mabagal” with Daniel Padilla. Now, for this edition, she collaborates with pop-rock band Agusnta, interpreting Dvaid Mercado’s “Kahit Kunwari Man Lang”. – a song that delves into a no-label relationship.
Meanwhile, this generation’s Pop Princess Zephanie considers this a dream come true to be able to interpret a song for this edition. The newcomer in the competition lends her voice for SJ Gandia’s entry titled “Tinadhana Sayo” that surely gives all the feels.
Last but definitely not the list in our rundown is Kyle Echarri's collaborative interpretation with equally talented artist and friend Jeremy G of "Kahit Na Masungit" composed by brothers John Francis and Jayson Franz Pasicolan. The first-timer's interpretation make hearts giddy.
All entries are now available for streaming in all digital platforms worldwide. The grand finals is yet to be announced, so stay tuned!