The first tunes that hit my ears made me stop to hear for more. And then, I searched for it everywhere, may it be in the radio or the net. Finally finding it, my ears craved for more and more

About a week has passed since the grand finals night of Vispop 4.0. Since then, the top 6 songs still get me into LSS mode. Thanks to them, a wonderful platter of songs just got added to my #LifePlaylist.

And in their 4th year, this all-Bisaya songwriting campaign has a fresh roster of tracks to offer.

In fact, last June 18, “Paghunas”, composed by Joseph Gara and interpreted by Jayniel Enriquez and himself, was hailed as the grand prize winner.

While “Pep ­Pep” took the 2nd place, interpreted and composed by Kenneth Corvera.

Vispop alumni Marie Salvaleon was 3rd placer with her song “Suwat Ni Maria”, interpreted by Joe Branzuela.

Special Awards:

Netizens Choice Award
“Imoha ra ang akong kasingkasing”
by Sherwin Fugoso & Mara Monton
performed by Von Saw & Aine Abella

MOR 97.1 Listener’s Choice Award
“Imuha ra ang akong kasingkasing”

FILSCAP Choice Award
by Jerika Teodorico

Best Interpreter
by Joseph Gara
performed by Jayneil Enriquez & Joseph Gara

Not only did Vispop 4.0 set higher criteria for Filipino music, it also paved the way for Visayan music to be heard throughout the country.
Visayan means not only from Cebu, but also from other visayan-speaking regions.

And if you’re an avid radio listener, you’ll notice that these songs seem to flood the bisdak airwaves. Who to blame? They are just so good.

With its growing number of patrons each year, the campaign promises more #BisayaFeels. And the thought of it makes me more excited than I thought I would ever be for Visayan music.

Vispop is co presented by FILSCAP, LIVETECH, SM Seaside City Cebu, MOR Cebu 97.1 Lupig Sila, and CBM 2016.


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Photo credits to my amazing blogger friends, Channel Marie Imperial and Isabeau Jane Gomez. *Thanks for the photos!

Pop Corn credits to sir Carlo Olano. I really had much fun biting on those sour cream-flavored goodies!

*Videos embedded on the article are taken from various Youtube accounts. I do not own them 🙂


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