21st Aliw Awards releases list of nominees for best performances

Aliw Awards Best New Female Artist nominees: (from left) KC Concepcion, Charice, and Ava Jugueta.

Aliw Awards has released its nominees for its 21st edition.

Aliw Awards is given out to recognize live performers—comedians, live acts, musicians, and entertainers.

Here are the nominees for the 21st Aliw Awards:

Best Performer inHotels, Music Lounges and Bars
Nyoy Volante, Arthur Manuntag, Richard Poon, Ruben Laurente

(Female) Olivia,Nina, Consuelo Osorio

(Group)6cyclemind, Itchyworms, Route '70, Rhythm and Babes, Shane and the Brown Union,RetroSPECT

Best Major Concert
(Male) Erik Santos, Solo at Coliseum;Piolo Pascual, Ten Piolo; MartinNievera, XXV; Billy Crawford, It's Time; Christian Bautista, Inspired

(Female) Ai-Ai de las Alas, Ai-Ai Ay!... The Greatest Performance of My Life; Manilyn Reynes, Manilyn Live @25; Regine Velasquez, Ang Ating Musika; Toni Gonzaga, Catch Me; Pops Fernandez, Divalicious; Lea Salonga, My Life...on Stage

(Collaboration) John Lesaca, Tots Tolentino and NoelleCassandra, Love's What Matters Most;Erik Santos, Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go, Ol 4 Love; Pilita Corrales, Carmen Patena, and Carmen Soriano, Golden Divas; Rico J. Puno, Sam Milby, andNyoy Volante, All in Love; Nonoy Libanan,Verni Varga, Isay Alvarez, and May Bayot, MusicFrom the Heart

Best Performance in a Concert
(Male) Martin Nievera, Reuben Laurente, Gary Valenciano, Erik Santos, PioloPascual, Ogie Alcasid

(Female) Faith Cuneta, Kuh Ledesma, Nina, Sitti Navarro

(Group) The CompanY, Loboc Children's Choir, Angelos

Best Musical Director
Tats Faustino, Manilyn Live@25;Louie Ocampo, XXV; Gerard Salonga, My Life...on Stage; Gerry Matias, All in Love; Mel Villena, Inspired; Raul Mitra, Ang Ating Musika

Best Concert Stage Director
Al Quinn, Manilyn Live@25; RowellSantiago, Ai-Ai Ay!... The GreatestPerformance of My Life; Johnny Manahan, TenPiolo; Freddie Santos, My Life...onStage; Jobert Sucaldito, All in Love

Best Choral Group
DFA Chorale, Ramon Magsaysay High School Chorale (Manila), UP ConcertChorus, UP Singing Ambassadors, UST Liturgikon, PAL Chorale

Best Dance Company
(Classical/Folk) Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, Halili-Cruz DanceCompany, Quezon City Performing Arts


(Modern) Air Dance, EB Babes, Hot Legs, SexBomb Dancers

Best Cultural Group
Bungkos Palay (Science City, Munoz, Nuevo Ecija), Pagdungawan CulturalGroup (Mati, Davao Oriental), Dagway Sigmahanon (Sigma, Capiz), SiningKabpapagariya (General Santos City), Umahalukan Cultural Group (Quezon City)

Best Emcee
(Male) Boy Abunda, Ryan Agoncillo, Marc Nelson, Tim Yap, Luis Manzano

(Female) Mariel Rodriguez, Kris Aquino, Phoemela Baranda,Miriam Quiambao, Bianca Gonzales

Best New Artist
(Male) Daryl Lagos, Giu Comia, Richard Poon, Lex Lopez

(Female) Ava Jugueta, Charice, KC Concepcion

Best Stand-up Comedy Act
(Male) Pooh, Wally and Jose, Chokoleit, Vice Ganda, John Lapus

(Female) Pokwang, K Brosas, Rubi Rubi, Candy Pangilinan,Tuesday Vargas

Best Instrumentalist
Nonoy Libanan (Guitar), Jay Cayuca (Violin), Tots Tolentino (Sax), CokeBolipata (Violin), Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz (Piano), Mary Ann Espina (Piano)

Best Stage Director
(Musical Play) Chris Millado, E.J.;Nor Domingo, Skin-Deep; ArthurCassanova, Pippin; Dexter Santos, Orosman at Zafira

(Non-Musical Play) Cris Lim, Bangkay sa Corintho; Niel de Mesa, I Laugh You; Ricky Abad, TheDeath of Memory; Floy Quintos, AngKalungkutan ng Mga Reyna; Leo Rialp, AngDalawa Niyang Libing

Best Non-Musical Production
Bangkay sa Corintho; Romeo andJuliet; I Laugh You; The Death of Memory; Ang Kalungkutan ng Mga Reyna

Best Musical Production
Ang Pagong at ang Matsing; IsangDosenang Sapatos; Avenue Q; Pippin; Orosman at Zafira; Skin-Deep

Best Stage Actress
(Musical) May Bayot, Skin-Deep;Isay Alvarez, Skin-Deep; RachelAlejandro, Avenue Q; Aiza Seguerra, Avenue Q; Cris Villonco, Orosman at Zafira

(Non-Musical) Glory Ann Nacional, Bangkay sa Corintho; Monica Llamas, Romeo and Juliet; Shamaine Buencamino, Ang Kalungkutan ng Mga Reyna; Kimberly Diaz, Florante at Laura

Best Stage Actor
(Musical) Joel Trinidad, Avenue Q;Robert Sena, Skin-Deep; Jay-R, Footloose; Bodjie Pascua, Isang Dosenang Sapatos; Francis Ong, Ang Pagong at ang Matsing; Jet Pangan, E.J.; Roeder Camanag, Orosman at Zafira

(Non-Musical) Vince Tanada, Bangkay sa Corintho; Lance Raymundo, Romeo and Juliet; Joey Paras, AngBayot, ang Maranao at ang Habal-Habalsa Isang Nakakabagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte; ArnoldReyes, Ang Bayot, ang Maranao at angHabal-Habal sa Isang Nakakabagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte


Best Classical Performer
(Male) Lionel Guico, Ramon Acoymo, Randy Gillongo, Guillian Marcelino,Pablo Molina

(Female) Rachel Gerodias, Cynthia Guico, Ana Feleo,Josephine Gomez, Izarzuri Vidal, Camille Lopez

Best Child Performer
Makisig Morales, Mauna Kea Chan, Mika Roi Torres, Aria Clemente





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