A Song of Praise Year 4 is a Celebration of Perpetual Thanksgiving in all Situations and Season

UNTV Television’s A Song of Praise Grand Finals held last night at the Areneta Coliseum featured more entries which are about giving thanks to God whatever predicament a person may be.

Year 4 celebration this evening of October 14, 2015 has more fast paced, jazz songs in its lineup, which created a light theme for the evening, very appropriate for easy listening.

Yet, the songs still bore the signature of real gospel genre with all the novelty lyrics that describe different situations met with a singularity in idea and resolution – that of positivity and thankfulness to God in the face of troubles and hardship.

Some of the entries bear a more serious pop style but these too, have the same message conveyed to the listeners. In fact, the grand winner “Kung Pag-ibig Mo’y Ulan” is about how a person is never alone during trying times. The music is heavily ballad-pop, and the lyrics is one that will guarantee tearjerking experience to anybody who will hear it.

UNTV, along with its proponents, namely Bro. Eli Soriano and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon really did it this time, creating a very colorful, very well coordinated finals night. Even the lineup of guest performers is amazingly starstudded and the panel of judges really formidable, with no less than Chairman of the Board of Judges Prof. Ryan Cayabyab, resident judge and arranger Mr. Mon del Rosario, singer/songwriter Mr. Jett Pangan, record producers Mr. Jungee Marcelo and Ms. Lachmi Baviera and Filipino singer and actress Ms. Celeste Legaspi.

Leah Palacio - christianmalinias - Kung Pagibig Moy Ulan

Take a moment to watch the video and see if you will not be touched by the powerful and heartfelt rendition of Leah Palacio. She really did well in giving the song a personality and special human touch.

All the other songs gathered as much support from the followers of the show. In fact, the audience sang along as each performer give their own rendition. Here is a list of all the other finalists who made it to the grand finals.

Sabrina - marialoidaestrada - mahal mo ako
Light pop gospel music by Maria Loida Estrada, songwriter of “Mahal Mo Ako” with Sabrina.
RJ Buena - josephcardona - Jesus I love you
2nd Runner Up winner of ASOP4. Contemporary Jazz gospel delight by RJ Buena and Joseph Cardona.
Raymond Sajor - CrisBautista - Dinggin mo O Dios
Pop gospel song, this finalist song is created by Cris Bautista and interpreted by Raymond Sajor.
Phillippe Go - LeonardodeJesusIII - Pahintulutan Mo
The 3rd Runner up winner during the ASOP 4 Grand Finals, this song is a great song of love for the Lord.
Nino Alejandro - DennisAvenido - Pakamamahalin din kita
Almost the winner, this song is a pop gospel music dubbed as the 1st Runner up during ASOP 4 Grand Finals.
Ney Dimaculangan - JosephBolinas - Sabik Sa 'Yo
This song is pop-alternative in nature and is almost a “novelty song” because of its unique lyrics.
Maki Ricafort - BenedictSy - Walang Hanggan
This song is a pop – light jazz music and a great love song at that.
Jojo Alejar - DennisRoxas - Salamat po Ama
This jazz novelty song by Jojo Alejar and is perhaps the best example of the main theme that the program carried.
Jeffrey Hidalgo - JesmerMarquez - Alabok
Pop ballad gospel song, this finalist might have even made it to the first four if not for the stiff competition.
EllaMaeSeptimo - dakila ka Ama
This Pop gospel song from Ella Mae Septimo and is oozing with youthfulness and feel good emotions, not yet a mature melody, yet very enriching.
Betong Sumaya - RolanDelfin - Ikaw na lang Magdrive ng Buhay Ko
Pop – novelty gospel song that fulfills all the aural satisfaction of its listeners from Betong Sumaya and .

This is the first time that Original Filipino Artist and singer songwriter Prof. Ryan Cayabyab visited the contest, thus Kuya Daniel Razon gave a short backgrounder on the humble beginnings of the program. After this, Bro. Eli Soriano acknowledged the people who performed during the event and the panel of judges, making the audience laughing once in a while.

The event was a huge success, considering its hashtag was one of the trending topics hours before the actual performance.

Twitter trend as of 10-13-2015-1010am

The program has produced many gospel songs which UNTV made available for free download on its website. Bro. Eli of the Members of the Church of God International and the man behind the said program made sure that the songs will be free for all so people will have opportunities to worship God thru songs.

The event serve as a continuation of the celebration mood of the organization that garnered a new Guinness World Record for Largest Gospel Choir.

Guinness tweet on the World Record Achievement.
Guinness was first to tweet about the feat.

The ASOP program is set to start out on a fresh search for budding talents in songwriters on its 5th year.

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