I’ve compiled a list of my favorite performances from singing contests I’ve watched on TV.
Yeng Constantino, Pangarap Lang (Pinoy Dream Academy)
What’s surprising about this performance is how Yeng sang and moved around the stage confidently, as if everything was choreographed. But it actually wasn’t, because it was different from the rehearsals shown the day before Gala night. That’s why even the mentors were amazed.
Aside from singing, Yeng also knows how to compose ORIGINAL songs. Her talent for writing and composing songs were discovered when she composed Salamat and Awit ng Pangarap inside “The Academy”. After winning PDA, these two songs were included in her first solo album, Salamat. Her album reached 3x platinum (90,000 copies sold).
This post was written when I was still immature. This is the old me. This is not me anymore. I will update this blog soon. 10/31/2014
Looking back, singing competitions used to have a criteria for judging (e.g. Star for a Night, Sing Galing, Star in a Million, and Pinoy Dream Academy). The criteria helps judges evaluate the singer’s vocal range, versatility, originality, and stage presence. Fan base is not included.
Another thing that I like about singing competitions is I get to hear amazing vocals that I don’t usually hear on the radio. Singing contests are different from MTV and MTV is not a singing contest.