The 25th Aliw Awards has revealed this year's winners from the finalists chosen from among the best of the best among local actors, singers, musicians, stand-up comedians, and other live performers.
Danny Dolor, Jose Mari Chan, Imelda Papin and the UP Concert Chorus were recognized for their achievements that brought honor to the entertainment industry and to the country.
Jose Mari is a noted singer-composer who burst into the live entertainment scene way back in 1966 as host of the television program 9 Teeners. From then on, he catapulted to prominence via songs Constant Change and Refrain followed by a long list of hit songs. Concerts and live performances, in and out of the country, ensued.
Imelda is a music icon and Reyna ng Masa of the local entertainment world. She transferred to the big city in 1972, coming from a Bicol town. She was recognized by the public through her phenomenal songs like "Babaing Makasalanan," "Lalaking Salawahan," and "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig" in the ’90s. She is dubbed as the Jukebox Queen and gained the tag Asia’s Sentimental Songstress in Bangkok, Thailand where she first became popular as performer in various hotels and nightclubs. Imelda was first awarded The Most Promising International Performer by Aliw Awards in 1977 and another followed a year after. She garnered awards and recognitions, left and right, both here and abroad. Her performances went on to the top of the list including that at the Caesars Palace in Atlantic City in New Jersey, alongside other international celebrities. Imelda performs in Las Vegas.
Danny Dolor founded Tribung Pinoy Filipino Foundation and its musical arm called Tribung Pinoy, a group of classically-trained singers to promote the love and interest in national, traditional Filipino music, especially among the youth. He also pioneered the first traditional all-Filipino repertoire concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in 1979, the first such concert to be held there.
The UP Concert Chorus (UPCC) came into existence in 1962 at the advent of the late Carlos P. Romulo as University of the Philippines president. The group has metamorphosed from being a simple university chorale into a big choral group. The choral group has received awards and recognitions.
The awarding ceremony of the 25th Aliw Awards took place at the Manila Hotel yesterday, November 26.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
BEST CHILD PERFORMER - Alon Severino (Totong Hilot/Virgin Labfest 8)
BEST NEW ARTIST - KZ Tandingan
BEST NEW ARTIST (Group) - The Filipino Tenors
BEST DANCE COMPANY - Ballet Manila
BEST CULTURAL GROUP - Tanghalang SLU (Baguio City)
BEST CHORAL GROUP - UST Singers
BEST INSTRUMENTALIST - Mary Ann Espina (Piano)
BEST EMCEE (FEMALE) - Iza Calzado
BEST EMCEE (MALE) - RJ Ledesma
BEST STAND UP COMEDIAN - Jon Santos (Music Museum)
BEST CLASSICAL DANCER - Lisa Macuja (Swan Song Series/Ballet Manila)
BEST CLASSICAL PERFORMER - Randy Gilongo
BEST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN - Wizard of Oz (Repertory Philippines)
BEST NON MUSICAL PRODUCTION - Sintang Dalisay (Tanghalang Ateneo)
BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION - King and I (Resorts World)
BEST STAGE DIRECTOR (NON-MUSICAL) - Ricardo Abad (Sintang Dalisay/Tanghalang Ateneo)
BEST STAGE DIRECTOR (MUSICAL) - Freddie Santos (King and I/Resorts World)
BEST ACTOR (NON MUSICAL) - Edgar Allan Guzman (Bona/PETA)
BEST ACTRESS (NON MUSICAL) - Eugene Domingo (Bona/PETA)
BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL) - Leo Valdez (King and I/ Resorts World)
BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL) - Joanna Ampil (Sound of Music/ResortsWorld)
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE - Aiza Seguerra (Rock of Ages/Atlantis)
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE - Phil Noble (Bona/PETA)
BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR - Mel Villena (Swings Out with AMP Band)
BEST CONCERT STAGE DIRECTOR - Floy Quintos (Jed Madela Beyond Expectations)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN HOTELS, MUSIC LOUNGES, BARS (FEMALE) - Pat Castillo (Tap Room/Manila Hotel)
BEST PERFORMER IN HOTELS, MUSIC LOUNGES, BARS (MALE) - Ronnie Diao (Moomba Bar)
BEST PERFORMER IN HOTELS, MUSIC LOUNGES AND BARS (GROUP) - Draybers (Resorts World)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT (MALE) - Bo Cerrudo (Cerrudo at Teatrino)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT (FEMALE) - Isay Alvarez (Swings Out with AMP Band/Teatrino)
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT (GROUP) - Gloc 9 (Rap Rocker/ Metro Bar)
BEST COLLABORATION IN A CONCERT - Lea Salonga/Cecille Licad/ Lisa Macuja (Legends and Classics/CCP)
BEST MAJOR CONCERT (MALE) - Jed Madela (Beyond Expectations/CCP)
BEST MAJOR CONCERT (FEMALE) - Sarah Geronimo (SG/24 /Araneta Coliseum)
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR - Lisa Macuja
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jose Mari Chan
UP Concert Chorus
HALL OF FAME
UP Singing Ambassadors
QC Performing Arts
Sarah Geronimo, Eugene Domingo, Edgar Allan Guzman and Lisa Macuja honored at 25th Aliw Awards
by posted on November 27, 2012