Tres Kantos is We Love OPM’s 1st Grand CelebriTeam

Tres Kantos is We Love OPM’s 1st Grand CelebriTeam
July 21, 2016

Tres Kantos, composed of Dominador ‘Daddy D’ Aviola, Jovit Baldivino and Bugoy Drilon, thanked their supporters and mentor Erik Santos (rightmost) after being declared the winner. The trio garnered a score of 80.45 percent and won the P1M prize.

Tres Kantos, the triumvirate of Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldivino and Dominador “Daddy D” Aviola, gave a powerful rendition of Nais Ko and was declared the first Grand CelebriTeam of ABS-CBN’s reality music competition We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing Offs.

Bugoy, Jovit and Daddy D thanked their supporters and mentor Erik Santos after being declared the winner Sunday night at the Resorts World Manila. The trio garnered a score of 80.45 percent and won the P1M prize. Another P1M prize will be given to their chosen beneficiary Casa San Miguel Foundation.

Nyoy Volante, one of the celebrity mentors, was all praises for Tres Kantos. He said, “Wala kayong patawad. Everytime may performance ang Tres Kantos, walang patawad. Ang galing!”

Ryan “Mr. C” Cayabyab described the performance as “nakakabaliw.” He added, “I was very surprised. Wow, kanta ko ba ito? I almost thought it was a new song.”

And for Erik, the performance was Tres Kantos’ “best gift to all Filipinos around the world.”
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Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador Aviola of Tres Kantos win We Love OPM

Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador Aviola of Tres Kantos win We Love OPM
by Nikko Tuazon posted on July 19, 2016

All-male singing trio Team Tres Kantos was proclaimed as the first grand celebriteam champion of ABS-CBN’s reality singing competition We Love OPM: Original Pinoy Music.

Composed of Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldovino, and Dominador ‘Daddy D’ Aviola, the group took home P2 million. Half of their winning will be donated to their chosen charity, Casa San Miguel.

Hosted by Anne Curtis, the show’s grand sing-offs was held at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Sunday night, July 17.

For the grand finals, the finalists paid tribute to the music of OPM icon Ryan Cayabyab, who also served as the finale’s guest judge.

With Erik Santos as their coach, Tres Kantos performed their version of Maestro’s song ‘Nais Ko.’

One of the mentors, Nyoy Volante, was left speechless after the team’s performance.

He told the trio, ‘Grabe kayo Erik, wala kayong patawad! Talaga naman, alam ko every time nagkakaroon ng performance ang Tres Kantos, talagang palaging yun nga, walang patawad, e! Pumapatay kayo ng ibang grupo talaga e, ang galing!’

Mr. C only had good words for Tres Kantos. He told the group, ‘Nakakabaliw! Sobrang ganda, actually! I was very surprised! As a matter of fact, sabi ko, ‘Wow! Hindi ko alam… Kanta ko ba ‘to?’

The composer added, ‘I almost thought it was a new song so congratulations guys, Bugoy… Ang galing! Congratulations, Erik! Fantastic!’

Erik was last to give his comment and expressed how proud he is of the group’s performance.

He told them, ‘Sa palagay ko as their mentor, sobrang proud ako sa kanila, di iba? Sa bawat awit na kinanta nila, sa bawat konsepto na ginawa nila all throughout this compeyition, I think sila yung grupo na best nag-represent ng OPM. And this performance, this performance is their best gift to all Filipino people around the world!’

After their performance, Tres Kantos scored a total of 80.45% of combined public votes and judges score.

The trio bested two other teams on the competition: O Divas mentored by KZ Tandingan and Oh My Girls mentored by Yeng Constantino.

Oh My Girls—composed of young talents Ylona Garcia, Krissha Viaje, and Alexa Ilaca—placed second after garnering a 58.27% combined score.

O Divas—composed of Emmanuelle Vera, Liezel Garcia, and Klarisse de Guzman—ranked third with 57.78%.

In an interview after the competition, members of Tres Kantos expressed their reaction to their triumph. Bugoy said, ‘I am so happy, nervous, excited, happy. Mixed emotions.’

Former It’s Showtime‘s Tawag Ng Tanghalan contestant Dominador thanked the people behind the show for choosing him as a participant. He said, ‘I’m really thankful for everyone behind this program. Why I am here, I owe it to all of them.’

Jovit was also grateful for winning a Kapamilya competition for the second time after becoming the first grand champion of Pilipinas Got Talent back in 2010.

He said, ‘We really can’t explain how we feel. This is the second time I was named grand champion and I felt what’s it like to compete again.’

Other celebriteams that competed on the reality show include: Richard Poon’s Voice Next Door composed of Kyle Echarri, Bailey May, and Juan Karlos Labajo; Jay-R’s Hot Spots composed of Marrki Stroem, Ryan Sy, and Alex Diaz; and Nyoy Volante’s Power Chords composed of Kaye Cal, Marlo Mortel, and Marion Aunor.


Watch Tres Kantos’ performance of ‘Nais Ko’ at the competition’s grand finals below:

Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs’

Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs’

Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador Aviola are the first grand celebrity team winners of the show
July 18, 2016

GRAND WINNER. Tres Kantos and mentor Erik Santos celebrate after being named the first Grand Celebriteam winner of 'We Love OPM.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

GRAND WINNER. Tres Kantos and mentor Erik Santos celebrate after being named the first Grand Celebriteam winner of ‘We Love OPM.’ Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Tres Kantos, the group of Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador “Daddy D” Aviola, won the first celebrity edition of We Love OPM, Sunday, July 17, at the Newport Theater at Resorts World Manila.

Mentored by singer Erik Santos, the group performed “Nais Ko,” written by Ryan Cayabyab, who was also a guest judge in the finale.

Tres Kantos won over Oh My Girls composed of Ylona Garcia, Krissha Viaje, and Alexa Ilacad, and O Diva composed of Klarisse de Guzman, Emannuelle Vera, and Liezel Garcia.

In an interview with reporters after the competition, both Bugoy and Jovit said they were overwhelmed.

Sobrang saya, kaba, excitement, at happiness. Halo-halo, mixed emotions,” Bugoy said.

(So much joy, nervousness, excitement, and happiness. Mixed emotions.)

Hindi namin talaga ma-explaingrabe this is my second na naging grand champion and ngayon sobrang naramdaman ko ulit ‘yung parang lumalaban,” Jovit said.

(We really cannot explain how we feel… This is my second time to be named grand champion and now, I feel the fighting spirit again.)

Parang nasa competition ulit,” Bugoy added. (It’s like we’re in a competition all over again.)

Bugoy and Jovit were products of singing contests, with Jovit winning the first Pilipinas Got Talent search, and Bugoy part of Pinoy Dream Academy.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM’

Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM’
Posted at Jul 17 2016 11:21 PM

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MANILA – The all-male group Tres Kantos was named the first winner of the celebrity competition “We Love OPM” during the show’s live finale at Resorts World Manila on Sunday.

Mentored by Erik Santos, the trio of Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldivino, and former “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant Dominador Aviola garnered 80.45 percent of combined scores with their performance of Ryan Cayabyab’s “Nais Ko.”

The group took home P2 million, half of which they will donate to their chosen beneficiary, Casa San Miguel.

Aviola, whose “Tawag ng Tanghalan” was cut short, couldn’t help but become emotional with the win. “Hindi ko ma-explain. Lord, salamat Lord. Salamat,” he said.

The group won at least three times throughout the competition.

The other grand finalists, O Divas, composed of Emmanuelle Vera, Liezel Garcia and Klarisse de Guzman and mentored by KZ Tandingan; and Oh My Girls, composed of young singers Ylona Garcia, Krissha Viaje and Alexa Ilacad and mentored by Yeng Constantino, got 57.78 percent and 58.27 percent of votes, respectively.

Netizens: Tres Kantos Deserved Standing Ovation

Netizens: Tres Kantos Deserved Standing Ovation
One Music PH
By: Karlos Ortega | Jun 24, 2016

Last weekend’s episodes of “We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs” saw the six teams perform the greatest hits of OPM icon Rico J. Puno. As always, every team showcased varying interpretations of the mustache-donning singing legend, but there was a trio that shone the brightest. That trio was Tres Kantos which is composed by Dominador Aviola, Bugoy Drilon, and Jovit Baldivino, and mentored by Erik Santos. Their rendition of “May Bukas Pa” garnered them 98 “love hearts” which is the highest score for a performance thus far in the competition.

Not only did Tres Kantos sing their song beautifully, but according to them, their performance was a tribute to ethnic tribes as well. As a result, their song number drew a standing ovation, and comical praises from Rico J himself. The trio’s hair-raising performance also received positive feedback from netizens. YouTube user HELLOW YO cheers for a different team, but agreed that Tres Kantos always impress with their singing. As for Twitter user @raymondinogan, he said that the weekend winners deserved their standing ovation.

Check out the comments made by netizens on YouTube.
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Erik Santos leads singing of national anthem at debate

Erik Santos leads singing of national anthem at debate
Apr 24 2016

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Erik Santos led the singing of the Philippine national anthem ahead of the third and final PiliPinas Presidential debate at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on Sunday.

All five presidential candidates — Jejomar Binay, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor-Santiago — are present at the debate.

Hundreds of their supporters are also at the venue.

Papal mass, a career highlight for Erik Santos

Papal mass, a career highlight for Erik Santos

Posted at 01/19/2015 5:03 PM

MANILA – Kapamilya singer Erik Santos considers his part in Pope Francis’ mass at Luneta Park, which was attended by some 6 million people on Sunday, as the highlight of his decade-long career.

Santos, who rose to fame after winning an ABS-CBN singing competition in 2003, was tapped to sing the responsorial psalm in the concluding mass of the pontiff’s five-day apostolic visit to the Philippines.

The 31-year-old balladeer was accompanied by 1,000 choir members from various dioceses and a 200-member orchestra as he sang Psalm 97.

On Monday, Santos opened the ABS-CBN noontime variety program “It’s Showtime” with a rendition of the devotional song “I Offer My Life,” drawing cheers from the audience.

After his performance, Santos was asked by co-hosts of “It’s Showtime” about his experience singing in the presence of Pope Francis, who left for the Vatican on Monday morning.

“Sobrang overwhelming ‘yung feeling,” Santos said. “I feel so blessed. Blessing po talaga na makakanta po ako sa papal mass kahapon.”

When co-host Vice Ganda surmised that Santos must have considered one of the highlights of his career, the singer replied definitively. “Iyon ang pinaka-highlight! Siyempre, I sang for the Lord, for the Pope and for the people talaga.”

Aside from Santos, Kapamilya talents who performed at papal events include Jamie Rivera, Darren Espanto, Lyca Gairanod, Jed Madela and Angeline Quinto.

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inTENse Week 2 Roundup: One Week to ONE inTENse NIGHT!


Erik Santos: inTENse Plug on ASAP18

We are one week away from the concert event of the season! Erik Santos : inTENse (A Decade with the Prince of Pop) at the PICC Plenary Hall this 9th of November, Saturday will highlight the 10 years of the Star in a Million in the entertainment industry! Grab your tickets NOW!


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  • Erik Santos Friends Online (ESFO) Pre-inTENse Party : Watching Star in a Million Marathon

  • Thanks for joining last week’s Throwback Thursday with the theme #MyFaveESPic showing your most favorite pictures of the Prince of Pop! Join us again this week and don’t forget to put the hashtag #ErikSantosinTENse!


inTENse Week 3 Roundup: Bday Celeb on ASAP, Erik Posts Bday Instavid, ASAP Pop Viewers Choice, Bananite & Mornings@ANC


Vote for our POPborito ERIK SANTOS on ASAP Pop Viewers Choice 2013!
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Erik with his ASAP birthday cake from Erik Santos Friends Online (ESFO) Family





  • Thank you for joining this week’s @ErikSantos_inTENse Throwback Thursday pics with @eriksantos instagram feed for the theme #ESinTENse performance showing the Prince of Pop in his utter most inTENse best in a performance! (Join us every Thursday and don’t forget to hashtag #eriksantosinTENse.)


inTENse Week 5 Roundup: Erik’s Bday Week, Kanta Natin ‘To, ASAP in Marikina, Showtime Celebration, inTENse Grand Presscon


Thank you for joining this week’s @ErikSantos_inTENse Throwback Thursday pics with @eriksantos instagram feed (#HappyinTENseBDayErikSantos)!

(Join us every Thursday and don’t forget to hashtag #eriksantosinTENse.)

From simple dinners to midnight asaltos to visits to the less fortunate, ESFO celebrated Erik Santos’ birthday for the past 10 years. We always wish him the best of everything and today, on his very special day, we wish for nothing but happiness and more blessings to come tenfold. ESFO will always be behind him to support his every move and we pray that he continue to share his success and remain as grounded as ever. We love you our Prince of Pop!


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@eriksantos: First cake for my bday! Thank you @eriksantos_esfo for the advance birthday cake.


#HappyinTENseBdayErikSantos Thank you for the 10 inTENse years of greatness! May you continue to shower us with the gift that only YOU have, your music! We love you!