Search for Total OPM Performer

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 jeffrey 0 Comments

The search is on again for the new breed of singing talents in OPM@PAGCOR 2 – A Nationwide Search for the Total OPM Performer. The competition seeks to discover new and emerging singing talents and to promote more original Pinoy music materials. Registration is FREE. Download the registration form online or get it from PAGCOR's Casino Filipino branches nationwide. Submit the complete application package to be qualified for auditions. Sing your way to the semi-finals for a chance to win P25,000, a full-scholarship grant to participate in the week-long OPM-PAGCOR Professional Singing and Live Performance Workshop, and a slot for the Grand Finals. The workshop will be facilitated by the country's top singers, music educators, concert directors, musical directors, and professional talent managers. Rehearsals and mentoring sessions will follow after the workshop in preparation for the grand competition. Now you don't have an excuse for winning in the finals. Prizes at stake are P300,000, P200,000 and P100,000 respectively, plus trophy and performance contract with Casino Filipino.


Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all amateur singers of Filipino or dual citizenship who are 18 to 30 years old
  • Have not won any major prize in any national singing competition
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on and download the registration form from either the OPM or the PAGCOR websites. Forms are also available from PAGCOR's Casino Filipino branches nationwide, FREE of charge
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Accomplished registration form
    • Documentary evidence or proof of citizenship and age (scanned or photocopied passport/NSO-authenticated birth certificate)
    • Any scanned or photocopied government-issued valid ID (driver's license, SSS or GSIS ID, postal ID, or school/company ID)
  3. Submit the complete application package to any Casino Filipino branch or to the following addresses
    • Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit
      Unit 3016 Swire Elan Suites 49 Annapolis Street, Greenhills 1500 San Juan City
    • PAGCOR Entertainment Dept.
      PIRC, Building Ninoy Aquino Avenue Parañaque City
  4. You shall be required to sing an Original Pinoy Music of your choice and will be judged by an OPM/PAGCOR Jury
  5. Twelve (12) official contestants in each of the six PAGCOR Regional Casino Filipino Semi-Final Competitions shall be chosen. The top two (2) winners from each region will move on to the Grand Finals
  6. Grand finalists will undergo a week-long OPM-PAGCOR Professional Singing and Live Performance Workshop after which rehearsals and mentoring sessions will follow
  7. Judging Criteria
    • 60% Vocal Quality, Range and Flexibility
    • 25% Performance Technique, Confidence and Projection
    • 15% Appearance and Audience Appeal
  8. In the event that a Semi-finalist fails to participate in the said workshop, the next highest-ranked contestant from the same competition shall take the slot in the Final Competition
  9. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Deadline for submission of application forms
    • May 1, 2012 - Visayas-Mindanao area
    • May 10, 2012 - Luzon area
    • May 18, 2012 - Metro Manila area
  • Auditions and actual regional semi-finals competitions
Branch
VenueDate & Time
CF-CebuAuditionsTeatro CasinoMay 7, 2012 (Monday)
from 9 am to 7 pm

Semi-finalsTeatro CasinoMay 8, 2012 (Tuesday)
at 8:00 pm
CF-BacolodAuditionsCinco de NoviembreMay 9, 2012 (Wednesday)
from 9 am to 7 pm

Semi-finalsCinco de NoviembreMay 10, 2012 (Thursday)
at 8:00 pm
CF-DavaoAuditionsPantawan HallMay 11, 2012 (Friday)
from 9 am to 7 pm

Semi-finalsPantawan HallMay 12, 2012 (Saturday)
at 8:00 pm
CF-TagaytayAuditionsMagiting HallMay 15, 2012 (Tuesday)
from 9 am to 6 pm

Semi-finalsTanghalang KabitenyoMay 16, 2012 (Wednesday)
at 9:00 pm
CF-AngelesAuditionsBackstage of Celebration HallMay 19, 2012 (Saturday)
from 9 am to 6 pm

Semi-finalsCelebration HallMay 20, 2012 (Sunday)
at 9:00 pm
Metro Manila CF BranchesAuditionsAirport Casino Filipino
at the Forum Hall
May 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2012
from 9 am to 6 pm

Semi-finalsAirport Casino Filipino
at the Altitude
May 26, 2012 (Saturday)
at 9:00 pm
  • June 5 - June 12, 2012 - Week-long OPM-PAGCOR Professional Singing and Live Performance Workshop
  • June 13 -15, 2012 - Rehearsals and mentoring sessions for the Grand Finals
  • June 16, 2012, 8 PM - Grand Final Concert
Contest Prize:
  • Semi-Finals
    • Top Two (2) Winners per Region will EACH receive
      • P25,000 + Certificate
      • Full-scholarship grant to participate in the week-long OPM-PAGCOR Professional Singing and Live Performance Workshop
      • Eligibility to join the Grand Finals
    • Consolation Prize
      • P5,000 + Certificate
  • Grand Finals
    • Grand Prize
      • P300,000 + Trophy + Performance contract with Casino Filipino
    • Second Prize
      • P200,000 + Trophy + Performance contract with Casino Filipino
    • Third Prize
      • P100,000 + Trophy + Performance contract with Casino Filipino
    • Consolation Prize
      • P20,000 + Certificate
Upside
  • CASH prize
  • Bragging rights
  • Be trained by professional singers and musical directors
Downside
  • Nationwide competition
For more information, log on to opm.org.ph or pagcor.ph. You can even visit the Casino Filipino branch near you or call PAGCOR Entertainment Dept at 852-7758, 852-7760 and OPM at (02)576-5069 or 945-70003