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Tanghalan ng Kampeon: GMA’s Answer to Tawag ng Tanghalan

A brewing rivalry continues to emerge between ‘It’s Showtime’ and ‘Wowowin’.

After the latter show copied the former in going past its normal allotted time, ‘Wowowin’ now takes a shot on ‘It’s Showtime”s popular singing competition ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’. Their response is a singing competition of their own, one that is just as familiar to audiences as ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’.

From Star Bytes by Butch Francisco (The Philippine Star, 2003):

Tanghalan ng Kampeon — Conceived and born on RPN 9 as Ang Bagong Kampeon, this amateur singing contest moved to GMA7 when its creator, Wilma Galvante, also transferred in 1988 to Channel 7 where she is now one of the station’s top bosses. Tanghalan had great production values and was also eagerly awaited by its followers because of the great rapport between the two hosts, Pilita Corrales and the late Bert Marcelo.

Consider it sealed. In a similar deal ABS-CBN undertook for ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ on ‘It’s Showtime’, GMA revived ‘Tanghalan ng Kampeon’ as a segment of ‘Wowowin’.

The premise of ‘Tanghalan ng Kampeon’ is simple. Any individual aged 16 to 40 years old with a knack to hit the right notes are welcome to audition in this competition, with the winner receiving a GMA recording contract, house and lot, and P2 million in cash.

With GMA short on talented singers in the wake of Regine Velasquez’s highly-publicized move to ABS-CBN, it only made sense for the network to revive a long-forgotten singing competition to shore up their talent pool. But to go as far as to take a page out of ‘It’s Showtime”s book, that’s too much to ask for.

Perhaps GMA should acknowledge ‘Wowowin”s brewing rivalry with ‘It’s Showtime’. Never mind that the two shows air in different timeslots, their perceived similarities appear perfect to pit against one another.

The start date of ‘Tanghalan ng Kampeon’ on ‘Wowowin’ is yet to be determined. But for fans of this show, the wait can’t come soon enough.

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Billboard Hot 100: October 27, 2018

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 27, 2018.

1. Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – Girls Like You. No. 1 last week.

2. Kodak Black feat. Travis Scott & Offset – ZEZE. New entry.

3. Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams. No. 2 last week.

4. Post Malone – Better Now. No. 3 last week.

5. Bad Bunny feat. Drake – MIA. New entry.

6. Marshmello & Bastille – Happier. No. 8 last week.

7. Travis Scott – Sicko Mode. No. 6 last week.

8. Lil Baby & Gunna – Drip Too Hard. No. 4 last week.

9. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood. No. 7 last week.

10. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow. No. 5 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Outside the Box: The Two Most LSS Songs on the MYX Daily Top 10 Pinoy Edition

‘Panaginip’ and ‘Fake Love’.

Those two songs are currently in the middle of the pack on the MYX Daily Top 10 Pinoy Edition. But for whatever reason, ‘Panaginip’ and ‘Fake Love’ simply cannot get out of my head.

For the record, ‘Panaginip’ is a song recorded by Morissette, a former finalist on ‘The Voice of the Philippines’. On the other hand, ‘Fake Love’ is the debut single of actress Kyline Alcantara (of ‘Kambal Karibal’ fame).

And since music videos on MYX usually feature digital on-screen graphics of song lyrics at the bottom (akin to a videoke machine), I get to look at the lyrics of the two songs to see what really hits the spot. Here are some of the lyrics that got my attention.

Baby, don’t lie
It won’t work on me, don’t try
To even message or call me up
I’m not falling for your fake love
Baby, goodbye
You’re no longer in my life
I decided to move on
Get up on your knees, ’cause I’m
gone
Fake Love
by Kyline Alcantara

Gising na gising
tulala sa hangin nakatitig pa rin
isa kang panaginip
Gising na gising
tulala sa tabi
nakatitig pa rin
isa kang panaginip

Panaginip lang ba
panaginip lang ba
panaginip 
panaginip ka sa tuwina 
Panaginip lang ba
panaginip lang ba
panaginip 
panaginip ka sa tuwina
Panaginip
by Morissette

The two songs have quite a contrasting mood to one another. ‘Fake Love’ is pessimistic, negative and serious, while ‘Panaginip’ is optimistic, happy and loose.

Just look at the music videos for the two songs. They do go the opposite ways, isn’t it?

The same thing applies to the teleseryes on ABS-CBN and GMA. Light-hearted shows like ‘Playhouse’ play the ‘Panaginip’ part, while every afternoon teleserye plays the ‘Fake Love’ part, albeit without the upbeat tone.

That said, I find the two songs too addictive for my liking. I can’t stop humming to either ‘Fake Love’ or ‘Panaginip’.

Too bad neither song is at No. 1 right now (although ‘Panaginip’ reached No. 1 a few weeks ago). Still, ‘Panaginip’ and ‘Fake Love’ are worth a listen, especially when relationships are involved.

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Billboard Hot 100: October 20, 2018

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 20, 2018.

1. Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – Girls Like You. No. 1 last week.

2. Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams. No. 3 last week.

3. Post Malone – Better Now. No. 4 last week.

4. Lil Baby & Gunna – Drip Too Hard. No. 25 last week.

5. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow. No. 28 last week.

6. Travis Scott – Sicko Mode. No. 6 last week.

7. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood. No. 8 last week.

8. Marshmello & Bastille – Happier. No. 13 last week.

9. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It. No. 11 last week.

10. 6ix9ine feat. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz – FeFe. No. 12 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100: October 13, 2018

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 13, 2018.

1. Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – Girls Like You. No. 1 last week.

2. Lil Wayne feat. Kendrick Lamar – Mona Lisa. New entry.

3. Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams. No. 2 last week.

4. Post Malone – Better Now. No. 3 last week.

5. Lil Wayne feat. XXXTentacion – Don’t Cry. New entry.

6. Travis Scott – Sicko Mode. No. 6 last week.

7. Lil Wayne – Uproar. New entry.

8. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood. No. 10 last week.

9. Drake – In My Feelings. No. 4 last week.

10. Lil Wayne feat. Travis Scott – Let It Fly. New entry.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100: October 6, 2018

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 6, 2018.

1. Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – Girls Like You. No. 1 last week.

2. Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams. No. 4 last week.

3. Post Malone – Better Now. No. 5 last week.

4. Drake – In My Feelings. No. 2 last week.

5. Eminem – Killshot. No. 3 last week.

6. Travis Scott – Sicko Mode. No. 9 last week.

7. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It. No. 6 last week.

8. 6ix9ine feat. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz – FeFe. No. 8 last week.

9. Kanye West & Lil Pump – I Love It. No. 7 last week.

10. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood. No. 10 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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