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March 8, 2011

You Might Be The Next OPM Superstar! Realize your dream via OPM-Pagcor nationwide talent search

More and more Filipino talents are being discovered through talent competitions, the latest of which is the “OPM@Pagcor, A Nationwide Search for the Total OPM Performer!” which was launched recently.

The search, which is being held for the first time, is a collaboration between the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM). The search will give talented but undiscovered Pinoys the chance to realize their dream of musical stardom.

In the words of Pagcor Asst. Vice Pres. for Entertainment Bong Quintana, “OPM@Pagcor” will give amateur yet exceptional Filipino singers the opportunity to shine and showcase their talents. This is also the state gaming agency’s response to Pres. Aquino’s directive for Pagcor to give support to the promotion and advancement of the OPM advocacies.

Deserving Filipino talents who will be discovered through this talent search will have the rare opportunity to be trained by the country’s top music icons.

On his part, OPM President Ogie Alcasid said he is equally elated with their joint endeavor with Pagcor: “OPM is very happy about this tie-up. This is one of the good examples of private-government cooperation, a good gesture of government support to the local music industry,” he said.

It’s a timely project as it comes at a time when Filipino music is lacking in support. “With this project, we hope to bring back the glory days of OPM,” Ogie added.

It is noted that since the ’80s, local live performances no longer receive the kind of popularity as compared to the ’70s. OPM attributes this to the increasing interest and popularity of foreign music, as well as concerts by international concerts in the country.

The one to be hailed as “Total OPM Performer” will receive P300,000 in cash, a recording contract with a major recording company and another contract to perform at Pagcor’s Casino Filipino branches.

By the way, the talent search is open to all amateur Filipino singers with dual citizenship who are at least 18 years old, and who have not won any major prize in any national competition.

Deadline for submission of application is on March 10, 2011. Auditions will officially start on March 18 at Casino Filipino Angeles. Other audition venues will be at Casino Filipino branches in Manila Pavilion, Tagaytay, Bacolod, Cebu and Davao.

For more details on “OPM@Pagcor,”  visit http://www.pagcor.ph or http://www.opm.org.ph.

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