Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit
The Country's Leading Organization of Professional Filipino Singers



Background and Rationale

Since the 1980s, the local live music scene has not been generating the kind of public interest it did before. With the possible exception of a few topbilled concerts and the TV-based reality shows which also double as talent competitions, the local entertainment scene has barely gone beyond music revival concepts and mall promotional shows.

While many new singing artists are being discovered, very few are trained and exposed to the rudiments of performance craftsmanship that can hone genuine talent, versatility and professional discipline.

In their desire to discover new singing talents and promote more original Pinoy music materials, the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) have partnered for a project that responds to the following objectives:

  1. To provide opportunities for the development and continuing exposure of very talented Filipino singing artists who deserve to be given full public mileage;
  2. To provide proper music training and cultivate the discipline of professional performing arts among new and emerging Pinoy music talents; and
  3. To provide professional and livelihood opportunities for promising Filipino talents.

Mechanics and General Guidelines

    1. The competition is open to all amateur singers of Filipino or dual citizenship who are 18 to 30 years old as of May 1, 2012 and who have not won any major prize in any national singing competition.
    2. The official registration form may be downloaded from either the OPM or the PAGCOR websites ( or The forms are also available, free of charge, from PAGCOR’s Casino Filipino branches nationwide.
    3. Applicants must submit complete application documents including accomplished registration form, documentary evidence or proof of citizenship and age such as scanned or photocopied passport or NSO-authenticated birth certificate (in the absence of passport); and any scanned or photocopied government-issued valid ID such as driver’s license, SSS or GSIS ID, postal ID, or school/company ID.
    4. Complete application package may be submitted to the following addresses:
      • Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawitUnit 3016 Swire Elan Suites 49 Annapolis Street, Greenhills 1500 San Juan City
      • PAGCOR Entertainment Dept.PIRC, Building Ninoy Aquino Avenue Parañaque City

      * Applications may also be submitted to any Casino Filipino branch.

    5. Deadline for submission of application forms in all Casino Filipino branches is extended up to the actual audition dates:
      • Cebu                     -              May 7, 2012
      • Bacolod                -              May 9, 2012
      • Davao                   -              May 11, 2012
      • Tagaytay              -              May 15, 2012
      • Angeles                -              May 19, 2012
      • ACF                        -              May 25, 2012

      * Application forms with incomplete data or documentation requirements will automatically be rejected.

    6. Walk-in applicants on the day of the audition maybe allowed provided all requirement are submitted.
    7. Application Forms with all the requirement maybe submitted online. Applicants may email application forms to /
    8. Qualified applicants will be notified via e-mail, snail mail and/or SMS. Auditions and actual regional semi-finals competitions will be held in the following venues:
Branch Venue Date & Time
CF-Cebu Auditions Teatro Casino May 7, 2012 (Monday)
from 9 am to 7 pm
Semi-finals Teatro Casino May 8, 2012 (Tuesday)
at 8:00 pm
CF-Bacolod Auditions Cinco de Noviembre May 9, 2012 (Wednesday)
from 9 am to 7 pm
Semi-finals Cinco de Noviembre May 10, 2012 (Thursday)
at 8:00 pm
CF-Davao Auditions Pantawan Hall May 11, 2012 (Friday)
from 9 am to 7 pm
Semi-finals Pantawan Hall May 12, 2012 (Saturday)
at 8:00 pm
CF-Tagaytay Auditions Magiting Hall May 15, 2012 (Tuesday)
from 9 am to 6 pm
Semi-finals Tanghalang Kabitenyo May 16, 2012 (Wednesday)
at 9:00 pm
CF-Angeles Auditions Backstage of Celebration Hall May 19, 2012 (Saturday)
from 9 am to 6 pm
Semi-finals Celebration Hall May 20, 2012 (Sunday)
at 9:00 pm
Metro Manila CF Branches Auditions Airport Casino Filipino
at the Forum Hall
May 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2012
from 9 am to 6 pm
Semi-finals Airport Casino Filipino
at the Altitude
May 26, 2012 (Saturday)
at 9:00 pm
  1. All qualified auditionees and official contestants shall be required to sing an Original Pinoy Music of their choice. They shall be judged by an OPM/PAGCOR Jury to be composed of the following:
    • One (1) OPM Representative (Officers / Board / Executive Committee)
    • One (1) PAGCOR Corporate Representative
    • One (1) Casino Filipino Branch Representative

    The jury shall select 12 official contestants from all auditionees for each of the semi-final competitions.

  2. Ten (10) official contestants in each of the six PAGCOR Regional Casino Filipino Semi-Final Competitions shall be awarded a consolation prize of Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5,000.00) and a Certificate. The TOP TWO (2) WINNERS shall each receive Twenty-Five Thousand Pesos (Php 25,000.00) and a Certificate.
  3. In addition to their cash awards, the TOP TWO (2) WINNERS from each of the six PAGCOR Regional Casino Filipino Competitions shall be eligible to join the Competition Finals and will be awarded a full-scholarship grant to participate in the week-long OPM-PAGCOR Professional Singing and Live Performance Workshop starting June 5 until June 12, 2012. Said workshop shall be facilitated by the country’s top singers, music educators, concert directors, musical directors, and professional talent managers. The grant will cover round-trip transportation cost, shared accommodations and meal allowance for the entire duration of the training, rehearsals for the Grand Finals and the Grand Finals itself.In the event that a Finalist from Semi-Final Competitions fail to participate in the said workshop, the next highest-ranked contestant from the same competition shall take the slot in the workshop and in the Final Competition.
  4. Rehearsals and mentoring sessions for the Grand Finals shall be scheduled immediately after the 8-day training and workshop on June 13, 14 and 15, 2012.
  5. During the Grand Finals, the finalists shall be required to perform an OPM song of their choice. Criteria for judging are as follows:
    • Vocal Quality, Range and Flexibility (60%);
    • Performance Technique, Confidence and Projection (25%); and
    • Appearance and Audience Appeal (15%).

    The Grand Winner will be chosen by the panel of jurors during the Grand Final Concert to be staged at the PAGCOR Grand Theater at the Airport Casino Filipino in Parañaque City on June 16, 2012, Saturday at 8:00 pm.

  6. One Grand Prize Winner shall be proclaimed by the OPM / PAGCOR Competition Jury and shall be awarded a cash prize of Php 300,000.00, a trophy, and a performance contract with Casino Filipino.
    • Second Prize Winner will receive Php 200,000.00, a trophy, and a performance contract with Casino Filipino.
    • Third Prize Winner will receive Php 100,000.00, a trophy, and a performance contract with Casino Filipino.
    • The non- winners will get Php 20,000.00 each as consolation prizes plus a Certificate.
  7. All OPM and PAGCOR employees are disqualified to join the competition. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all applicants and contestants, at any given time, and disqualify any contestant or winner found guilty of falsifying application documents and/or for any reasonable grounds that may compromise the integrity of the competition.
  8. The decision of the OPM-PAGCOR Audition and Competition Jury is final and cannot be questioned and/or appealed.

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