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