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.

Erik Santos is a “Champion Reborn” in latest single “Sino Ba Ako Sa’yo”

Erik Santos is a “Champion Reborn” in latest single “Sino Ba Ako Sa’yo”
Wish 107.5 | July 4th, 2016

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Prince of Pop Erik Santos temporarily veered away from pop ballad in his recent Roadshow guesting as he promoted the latest single of his album, “Champion Reborn.”

“Sino Ba Ako Sa’yo” is a catchy rock­-and-­ballad song composed by Yeng Constantino for Erik’s newest project under Star Music, his record label for the past 13 years.

According to Erik, he is proud about his latest musical offering because it is his first official venture into other genre like RnB and electronic dance music.

In his previous visit to the Wish 107.5 Bus, he shared that it is “high time for [his] fans to listen to his new music.”
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WATCH: Erik Santos returns to Wish 107.5 Bus with a Whitney Houston hit

WATCH: Erik Santos returns to Wish 107.5 Bus with a Whitney Houston hit
Wish 107.5 | July 4th, 2016

Prince of Pop Erik Santos covers Whitney Houston’s 1988 hit, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” while on board Wish 107.5 Bus. His soulful rendition will surely melt the hearts of the listeners as they, at the back of their minds, ask the same question without so much of waiting for an answer.

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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All I Ask – Adele (cover) by Erik Santos

“Erik Santos: Hello everyone! I delightfully share with you another musical offering, this time stripped of everything fancy, no theatrics, no drama just my pure voice, my raw soul and myself bared. I sing to you a rendition of my current favorite song “All I Ask” by the amazing Adele! This is my first official YouTube channel offering for you guys, I hope you like it.
Please subscribe to Erik Santos Official! #eriksantosofficial #heartsongs”


Prince of Pop Erik Santos invites you to his brand new Youtube channel, “Erik Santos Official”! Watch his first upload “All I Ask” by Adele, and subscribe now!

Erik Santos – 12 Best-Selling OPM Artists with Most Number of Platinum Records

12 Best-Selling OPM Artists with Most Number of Platinum Records
October 15, 2015

Music piracy has put a strain on the recording industry but there are Filipino singers who have continued to enjoy strong album sales.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc. (PARI) was able to keep track of best-selling artists from the “golden age” of hip-hop in the 1990s to the Pinoy pop and rock scene in 2000s.For the past two decades, OPM artists have produced chart-topping hits one after another. From 1990s to mid-2000s, PARI gave Gold Record Awards to albums with 20,000 units sold, Platinum Record Awards to those who reached 40,000 units sold, and Diamond Record Award to albums that reached 400,000 units sold.

However, album sales went down through the years because of the emergence of piracy and digital downloads.

In 2013, PARI adjusted their standards by giving Gold Record Awards to albums with 7,500 units sold, Platinum Record Awards to albums with 15,000 units sold, and Diamond Record Awards to albums that sold more than 150,000 units.

We have listed down OPM artists who have received multiple platinum and diamond record awards through the years (in no particular order).

This list is based on information published on PARI’s official website.

Erik & Angeline: Match made for Big Dome

Erik & Angeline: Match made for Big Dome
By Yugel Losorata
(The Philippine Star)
July 22, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – With more than 70 movie and teleserye theme songs to their credits and with them coming from ABS-CBN backed-singing contests who are now popular belters, it is safe to say that singers Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto are a match made in heaven.

Or in its grand earthly equivalent, one made for the history-rich Smart Araneta Coliseum where they are scheduled to perform together next month.
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