“I really, really, relate to this song, because before I lean my life with Christ again I need to say sorry and I have to struggle myself.“
The R&B singer Kris Lawrence expressed it during the ASOP Year 5 press conference at Hukad Restaurant in Trinoma, after a question about what made them decide to accept the singing theme for the competition.
Kris was referring to one of the 12 ASOP Year 5 grand finalists’ song titled “Patawarin Mo Ako” composed by Fernando Gardon that he had interpreted and will perform at the much awaited ASOP grand finals night.
“Sobrang nakakarelate ako sa kanta kasi medyo marami-rami ‘yong kasalanan ko.” Kris told the press as he explained his life then and now.
Being one of the ASOP Year 5 interpreters, “it was an opportunity for me to give thanks to the Lord. So pagka kinanta ko ito, full heart and full soul ko,” he gratefully uttered.
Kristofer Lawrence Cadevida, popularly known as Kris Lawrence, is a singer of dual American and Filipino Citizenship. Born on September 1, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. He is known for the songs Careless Whisper and When I See You Smile.
His great passion and dedication in his singing career has brought him into the limelight. Recently, PMPC Star Awards 2016 awarded Kris Lawrence the “Best R&B Album of the Year” and “Best R&B Artist of the Year” for being the most requested song playlist from Universal Records.
Aside from Kris Lawrence, the following are the other well-known singers and performers that have graciously accepted the role to interpret ASOP Year 5 songs:
Bugoy Drilon to perform “God Will Always Make A Way” by Ronald Calpos and Glenn Bawa
Tim Pavino to perform “Ikaw Lamang” by Jonathan Sta. Rita
Ima Castro to perfrom “Ikaw Pala” by Wilfredo Gaspar
Jovit Baldovino to perform “Ang Iyong Pangalan” by Romarico Mendiola
The Voysing to perform “Tapat Mong Pangako” by Gulliver Enverga
Zendee to perform “Tanging Ligaya” by Angelica Soriano
Sitti to perform ”Araw at Ulan” by Joselito Caleon
JBK to perform “Pah-ibig Ka Oh Dios” by Lj Mansano
Carlo David to perform “Mula Sa Aking Puso” by Joseph Ponce
Mela Ravanilla to perform “Kumapit Ka Lang” by Noemi Ocio
Jason Fernandez to perform “You Stood By Me” by Vincent Labanting
The ASOP Year 5 invited some of the respected personalities in music and entertainment industry to be the event judges and to critic as well as to share their insights about the songs. One of them is the veteran singer, music composer and producer, Dr. Mon Del Rosario, who is also the in-house judge in ASOP for over 5 years now.
ASOP Year 5 grand finals will give cash prizes amounting to more than one million pesos at stake for the winners.
The composer of the “Song of the Year” will receive P500 thousand pesos while the composer of the 1st up to 3rd runner-ups songs will bag a prize of P250 thousand, P150 thousand and P100 thousand respectively. The “Best Interpreter” and the “People’s Choice Award” will take home the same amount of P50 thousand.
The veteran singer and music composer, the CEO of UNTV, Kuya Daniel Razon is the one who brought ASOP Music Festival on TV in 2012. Now, ASOP is still opening its doors to Filipino professionals or amateur composers to join for the ASOP Year 6 songwriting competition.
ASOP Music Festival Year 5 Grand Finals night will be held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on November 7, 2016, at 7pm.