Boses ng Baguio tours barangays

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Thursday, June 26, 2014


THIS singing tilt is doing its rounds.

Tenor John Glen Gaerlan will be bringing local talent competition, Boses ng Baguio (BNB), to Lourdes Extension on Saturday and Bakakeng Central gathering singers to display their talent.

Gaerlan dreams of discovering the potentials in search for the next singing sensation of the city.

The process of finding the next singing star will involve all 128 city barangays clustered into 10 areas. Cluster contestants will battle it out within six to eight weeks before the semi-finals.

Every week, the competition is set at barangays in the city culminating on semi-finals on July 27 at the SM City Baguio, and grand finals on August 9 at the Baguio Convention Center.

The contest guidelines include: maximum of two contestants per barangay is allowed to compete; contestants are required to prepare one song from any genre/style of his/her choice to be sung either acapella, or with minimal accompaniment (e.g. guitar or keyboard) or with minus one; song piece should not be less than two minutes and not more than four minutes,; and all minus one (in MP3 format written in CD or recorded in a flash drive) should be given to the organizers upon registration.
The contestants will be judged based on vocal range (20 percent), vocal quality (20 percent), subtext/artistic Interpretation (20 percent), level of difficulty (15 percent), stage presence (15 percent) and audience impact (10 percent).

The Boses ng Baguio grand winner will be awarded with P30,000; 1st runner up, P20,000; and 2nd runner up, P10,000. Consolation prizes of P2,000 will also be awarded to the other finalists.

Gaerlan aims to hold the BNB annually giving way for music to be highlighted in the city.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on June 27, 2014.

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