KZ Tandingan, Daniel Padilla honored at 2014 Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs

KZ Tandingan interpreted "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako," which won as Best Song during the Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs 2014. Daniel Padilla's interpretation of "Simpleng Katulad Mo" enabled him to win two awards: MOR's Choice Award and ABS-CBN mobile fan favorite.



The song interpreted by KZ Tandingan emerged as the Best Song in the multimedia songwriting competition Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs 2014.

Edwin Marollano's composition "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako" was able to bag the grand prize of Himig Handog 2014.

The awards night was held earlier tonight, September 28, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Alex Gonzaga and Robi Domingo served as the hosts of the event.

A total of 15 original compositions were chosen from among 6,000 entries submitted as early as November last year.

A mix of veteran and amateur Filipino composers had their songs interpreted by top recording stars in the country.

Morissette Amon served as the interpreter for “Akin Ka Na Lang” by Francis Louis Salazar, Jessa Zaragoza for “Bumabalik ang Nagdaan” by Sarah Jane Gandia, Jovit Baldivino for “Dito” by Raizo Brent Chabeldin and Biv De Vera, Ebe Dancel with Abra for “Halik sa Hangin” by David Dimaguila, Angeline Quinto for “Hanggang Kailan” by Jose Joel Mendoza, Juris for "Hindi Wala" by Nica del Rosario, Jed Madela for “If You Don’t Want to Fall” by Jude Gitamondoc, Janella Salvador for “Mahal Kita Pero” by Melchora Mabilog, KZ for “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” by Edwin Marollano, Michael Pangilinan for “Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako” by Jovinor Tan, Marion Aunor featuring Rizza and Seed for “Pumapag-ibig” by Jungee Marcelo, Daniel Padilla for “Simpleng Tulad Mo” by Meljohn Magno, Bugoy Drilon for “Umiiyak ang Puso” by Rolando Azor, and Jugs and Teddy for “Walang Basagan ng Trip” by Eric De Leon.

Songwriter-finalist Hazel Faith dela Cruz was the interpreter of her composition, “Everything Takes Time.”

In one of the intermission numbers, Nikki Gil and The Company performed "Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa," last year's winner of Himig Handog.

At around 10 pm last night, the hashtag #DanielPadillaHimigHandogFinalsNight2014 landed on the No. 1 slot of trending topics on Twitter (Philippines). Other hashtags that were also talked about: DJP Deserves To Win On HHPOPLoveSong, Congrats DJ and KimXi Host HhPpop2014. The hashtag #HimigHandog2014FinalsNight eventually became the top trending topic last night.


Here are the winners of the 2014 Himig Handog songwriting competition:

Star Music Listeners' Choice award: "Bumalik ang Nakaraan" by Jessa Zaragoza

MOR Listeners' Choice Award: "Simpleng Katulad Mo" by Daniel Padilla

MYX Choice for Best Music Video: "Mahal Kita Pero" by Janella Salvador

Star Studio Readers' Choice Award: "If You Dont Wan't to Fall" by Jed Madela

Star Cinema Choice Award: "Halik sa Hangin" by Ebe Dancel and Abra

ABS-CBN Favorite Interpreter Award: "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako" by KZ Tandingan

TFC Choice: "If You Dont Wan't to Fall" by Jed Madela

ABS-CBN mobile fan favorite: "Simpleng Katulad Mo" by Daniel Padilla

Fifth Best Song: "Hindi Wala" by Juris

Fourth Best Song: "Walang Basagan ng Trip" by Jugs and Teddy

Third Best Song: "Mahal Kita Pero" by Janella Salvador

Second Best Song: "Halik Sa Hangin" by Ebe Dancel and Abra

Himig Handog 2014 Best Song: "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako" by KZ Tandingan


Now on its sixth year, Himig Handog continues to search for exceptional amateur and professional Filipino songwriters, and endearing and uniquely Pinoy love songs that transcend generations. and which stand out like some of today's OPM classic love songs. Past Himig Handog entries that have gained popularity include "Hanggang" interpreted by Wency Cornejo; "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" by Bituin Escalante; "Kung Ako Ba S’" by Piolo Pascual; "Bye Bye Na" by Rico Blanco; "This Guy's In Love With You Pare" by Chito Miranda; and two of 2013's biggest hits: Daniel's "Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat" and Aiza Seguerra's "Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa."




Himig Handog hosts Xian Lim, Kim Chiu, Alex Gonzaga and Robi Domingo

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