By Leslie J. Batallones
THE ANNUAL VALENTINE SONGWRITING COMPETITION (VSC) will feature performances of top ten entries and previous winners for its 25th anniversary this Feb. 12 at the Luce Auditorium.
Herman Glenn Magdura, head of VSC, said that some of the previous winners of VSC will be invited to perform on the anniversary.
Magdura clarified that the proposed concert for all the previous winners will not push through due to the missing recordings and data of winners.
VSC is an activity that recognizes the musical talents from other colleges in the university.
The competition is organized by the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee and COPVA to celebrate Valentine’s Day through different genre of songs.
On this year’s finalists, Magdura said: “The batch knows what they want to do with their songs. They’re eager to win.”
Moreover, song arrangers from COPVA will supervise the composers.
Winners will receive certificates, trophies, and cash prizes.
Out of 22 entries, the finalists chosen last Jan. 6 are the following:
- Title: What Matters
Composer: Rojan Max
Lyricist: Lyndrhea Bagaboyboy
- Title: From A Distance
Composer: Carlisle Caroro
Lyricist: Carlisle Caroro & Jemer Vince Maghilum
- Title: M.U. (Maytag Uyab)
Composer: Reynaldo “Dos” Malazarte & Fidel Francia Jr.
- Title: I Like You
Composer: Amyrrha & Millie Ann Estolloso
Lyricist: Amyrrha & Millie Ann Estolloso
- Title: Sulay
Composer: Lizbeth Andaya & Meagan Montesa
Lyricist: Andrea Lim & Meagan Montesa
- Title: Batorpe
Composer: Emerald Holly Tago-Menguito
Lyricist: Emerald Holly Tago-Menguito
- Title: Take Me Away
Composer: Kent John Dolino & Eugenio Salonga
Lyricist: Kent John Dolino & Eugenio Salonga
- Title: Sa Pagdilat
Composer: Jordan Rosales & Raina Inez Baldado
Lyricist: Raina Inez Baldado
- Title: Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin
Composer: El Dean Acar
Lyricist: El Dean Acar
- Title: Late December
Composer: Dan Louie Magalso
Lyricist: Dan Louie Magalso
The members of VSC 2016’s screening committee are Hopia Tinambacan, Sonia Sygaco, Lorie Soriano, and Jerry Catarata.~