• ‘OPM@Pagcor 3’ grand finals on June 7

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    THE stage is set for the exciting showdown among the country’s aspiring young singers as 14 talented hopefuls from all over the country advanced to the grand finals of “OPM@Pagcor 3: A Nationwide Search for the Total OPM Performer” on June 7 at the Pagcor Grand Theater of the Airport Casino Filipino in Parañaque City.

    Earning the right to represent the different Casino Filipino branches in the grand finals night are Georg Joni Laurente and Rovee Marie Fernandez (Cebu); Marc Lyndon Nacua and Brent Lawrence Feliciano (Bacolod); Yuriko Yushida and Maria Kristine Joy Laquinario (Davao); Johann Jonah Enriquez and Michael Lauren Benedicto (Tagaytay); Harriz Dover Battung and Karl Aris Tanhueco (Angeles); John Vincent Decena, Shane Anja Tarun, Louie Murphy Regala and Janneth Gomez (Metro Manila).

    Each of the 14 grand finalists received P25,000 in cash and a plaque of appreciation from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM). They will also participate in a weeklong professional singing and live performance workshop to be conducted by some of the country’s renowned music icons.

    Bong Quintana, Pagcor’s assistant vice president for Entertainment, said the workshop is part of the prize package provided by the OPM@Pagcor 3.

    “Apart from the workshop, our 14 grand finalists will have a chance to become grand winner and will win a cash prize of P300,000 and a performance contract with Casino Filipino Pagcor. Also at stake are P200,000 for the second placer and P100,000 for the third placer. Non-winners will bring home P 20,000 each,” Quintana added.

    The OPM@PAGCOR 3 grand finals night on June 7 at the Pagcor Grand Theater in Paranaque City is open to the public for free.

    Meanwhile, Quintana also shared with The Manila Times the exciting line-up of OPM artists who will perform in the different Casino Filipino branches on June 5’s launch of “Pinoy Pampasuwerte” shows. They are former Rivermaya lead vocalist Jason Fernandez (Airport Casino Filipino); Viva Hot Babe’s Jennifer Lee (Lancaster Arcade); power belter Bituin Escalante (CF Pavilion); Area One (CF Hyatt); Masculados (CF Heritage); OPM icon Hajji Alejandro (CF Bacolod); Garci and JC Parker (CF Cebu; Jeffrey and Arnee Hidalgo (CF Davao); Star in a Million Season 2 Champion Frenchie Dy (CF Olongapo); and Pinoy Dream Academy finalist Ronnie Liang (CF Angeles).

    The succeeding shows and dates are as follows: Comedienne Cacai Bautista at Airport Casino Filipino on June 8; Nyoy Volante at CF Hyatt on June 12; Tirso Cruz III will at CF Olongapo on June 14; Ronnie Liang at Lancaster Arcade’s on June 15; Frenchie Dy at CF Mactan and Chard Borja at CF Angeles on June 19; Gino Padilla at CF Bacolod on June 21; Ethel Booba at CF Pavilion on June 26;

    Kris Lawrence at CF Davao and Bituin Escalante at CF Tagaytay on June 28; and Bryan Termulo at CF Cebu on June 29.

    For more information, call 852-7760 or 852-7754

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