Best and Finest in the Visayas: Visayan Music Awards Top 10 Finalists

Last updated on July 21st, 2019 at 11:17 am

Organized by the Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 Foundation, Inc., VizMA, which stands for Visayan Music Awards, is an annual event to honor significant artists and important achievements in the industry.  VizMA also aims to recognize the the men and women who have played an important role in the promotion of the Visayan language, culture and music.

Best and Finest in the Visayas: Visayan Music Awards Top 10 Finalists

The Visayan Music Awards Top 10 Finalists

Out of the hundreds who submitted  their entries to the first ever Visayan Music Awards, the Top 10 finalists was revealed last July 18, 2019 at the Asmara Urban Resort & Lifestyle Village in Cebu City.

Best and Finest in the Visayas: VizMA Top 10 Finalists
Visayan Music Awards Top 10 Finalists. Photo by Ley of

Below are the list of the Top 10 finalists in no particular order.

Song Title: Matag Piraso
Genre: Pop
Composer & Lyricist: Ferdinand Aragon
Singer: Ferdinand Aragon

Song Title: Ngano
Genre: Pop
Composer & Lyricist: Fritz Baguio
Singer: Fritz Baguio

Song Title: Lingi-a
Genre: EDM
Composer: Melay Libres
Singer: Mikaela Isabelle Fenix

Song: Sama lang Ka Nimo
Genre: Ballad
Composer: Fr. Reymund Quito
Singer: Gail Blanco

Song: Ayaw sa Karon
Genre: Pop
Composer: Ramon Christopher Calam
Singer: Aaron Domingo

Song: Hit and Run
Genre: Pop
Composer: Neil Salarda
Lyricist: John Peterson Villarin
Singers: Chingkie Maylon, Jake Batiancela and Markee

Song: Natulog Mong Kasing-kasing
Genre: Ballad
Composer and Singer: John Stephen Cadeliña
Lyricist: Irving Guazon

Song: Balitaw
Genre: Jazz
Composer: Yana Durado
Lyricist: Adonis Durado
Singers: Dane Smith and Atty. Georg Laurente

Song: Kalimtan Na Ka Karon
Genre: Alternative RNB
Composer and Lyricist: Ruel Ceriño
Singer: Chingkie Maylon

Song: Alu
Genre: Pop
Composer and Lyricist: Hakeem Duazo
Singer: Mackie Po

The finalists are set to perform a live rendition of their song with the Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra at the inaugural Visayan Music Awards Finals Night on July 27, 7PM at the Oakridge Pavilion in Mandaue City. The event is hosted by no other than Giselle Sanchez and will be graced by Cebu’s prominent artists like Karencitta and Max Surban.

The Grand Prize winner of the first VizMA will receive a whooping P100,000 while 2nd and 3rd placers will be receiving P75,00 and 50,000 and P10,000 to the rest of the finalists. All finalists will also be receiving P150,000 worth of scholarship from Thames International’s  Innovation and Creative Enterprise Program.

Want to be witness and experience the excitement of VizMA’s grand finale? Make sure you secure your seats and call +63 905 433 9070.

Tickets available:

Gold: P1000
Silver: P500
Gen Ad: P200

Payment methods:

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Herbert Kikoy

Surigaonon by birth, Butuanon by heart and now an adopted son of Cebu, Herbert is a hobbyist photographer who focuses on Food, Sports, Travel and Festivals photography.