Awit Awards finalists released
Moira dela Torre (with Daniel Padilla, her duet partner in the song Mabagal) tops the finalists with a total of 11 nods
Awit Awards finalists released
SOUNDS FAMILIAR - Baby A. Gil (The Philippine Star) - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am

The Awit Awards 2020 finalists are out. Just like last year, the belle of the Awit ball is Moira dela Torre, who tops the finalists with a total of 11 nods. This is thanks to her hit collaborations with hot band December Avenue, Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw and screen idol Daniel Padilla, Mabagal.

Rapper Shanti Dope and December Avenue come in next with seven nominations each, while IV of Spades and KZ Tandingan are in third place with six each.

In keeping with the times, the 33rd Awit Awards this year will have a virtual ceremony. No need for tickets. Just log in and you will get to watch it live. Here is the list of finalists:

Performance by a Female Recording Artist: Sassa, Pasensya Ka Na; syd hartha, Ayaw; Jaya, Tayo Pala Talaga; KZ Tandingan, Halik Sa Hangin; Kiana Valenciano, 5:30.

Performance by a Male Recording Artist: Darren Espanto, Sasagipin Kita; TJ Monterde, Karera; Elmo Magalona and Shanti Dope, Amatz; EJ de Perio, Tama Na.

Collaboration: KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope, Imposible; Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre, Mabagal; Moira dela Torre and Ben&Ben, Paalam; December Avenue and Moira dela Torre, Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw; Ethan Loukas and Leanne&Naara, Meant to Be.

Performance by a New Female Recording Artist: August Wahh, Know What I Want; Kyryll, Silent Rumblings, Kyryll; Selena, Abakada; Chin Detera CHNDTR, Kulang (Acoustic Version); Chin Detera CHNDTR, Sulat.

Performance by a New Male Recording Artist: Garrett Bolden, Handa Na Maghintay; Jong Madaliday, Ano Ba?; Vanjoss Bayaban, You Raise Me Up; Vanz Bonaobra, Lango; Kyle Raphael, Buwan Ng Mayo.

Performance by a Group: Silent Sanctuary, Dahilan; Ben&Ben, Pagtingin; December Avenue, Sa Ngalan ng Pag-ibig; IV of Spades, Dulo Ng Hangganan; St. Wolf, Sana.

Performance by a New Group: Deuces, Huling Pagkakataon; the vowels they orbit, Selos; Chiquerella, Kalangitan; Gibbs, No Hearts; Hulo, Sumama Ka.

Instrumental Performance: Musica Chiesa, Paghahandog Ng Sarili; Hernandez Brothers & Blue Jean Junkies, Radio Vaccine featuring Louie Talan.

Album of the Year: Ben&Ben, Limasawa Street; Jaya, Queen of Soul; Agsunta, Feels Trip; December Avenue, Lagi Mong Bughaw; IV of Spades, CLAPCLAPCLAP.

Song of the Year: Ben&Ben, Pagtingin; KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope, Imposible; December Avenue and Moira dela Torre, Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw; IV of Spades, Bawa’t Kaluluwa.

Record of the Year: Juan Karlos, Kalawakan; Juan Karlos, Biyak; Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre, Mabagal; Moira dela Torre and Ben&Ben, Paalam; KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope, Imposible; IV of Spades, Bawat Kaluluwa; Leanne&Naara, Destination.

Ballad Recording: Regine Velasquez and Moira dela Torre, Unbreakable; Jaya, Tanggap Ko Na; Jason Dy, Morissette and Kikx, Diyan Ba Sa Langit; December Avenue, Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw; EJ de Perio and Keiko Necesario, Balang Araw.

Pop Recording: Edray Teodoro, Sana Hindi Na Kayo; Gibbs, No Hearts; December Avenue, Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw; Marione, Paasa; Ethan Loukas, I Mean Love.

Rock/Alternative Recording: Hulyo, Wake Up; Agsunta, Bagong Umaga; Wilabaliw, Hindi Na Makita; St. Wolf, Sana; IV of Spades, Bawat Kaluluwa.

World Music Recording: Brownman Revival, Sa Pumipili; Chocolate Factory, Lord; Vanz Bonaobra, Lango; High Hello, Pagsibol; Yuki, Saudade.

Novelty Recording: Ken Chan and Rita Daniela, Almusal; Cool Cat Ash, Mataba; Alex Gonzaga, AmFee; DJ Jhaiho and DJ Jocoloco, Agey Agey Hey; Pio Balbuena, Lakompera.

Folk Recording: Juan Karlos, Buwan (Kundiman Version); syd hartha, Ayaw; Johnoy Danao, Suntok Sa Buwan; Davey Langit, Oryang; Ethan Loukas, Enough.

Dance Recording: Jong Madaliday, Ano Ba; Golden Cañedo, Tayo Pa Rin; Deuces, On The Floor; Zelijah featuring DZ SVG, WEirdflex; Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana, Sabay Sa Bayle.

Inspirational Recording: KZ Tandingan and Kritiko, Raise Your Flag; Agsunta, Bagong Umaga; Zephanie Dimaranan, Pangarap Kong Pangarap Mo; Various Artists, Pabuhat; Quest, Begin Again.

Christmas Recording: Arman Ferrer, My Favorite Time of the Year; Moira dela Torre, Yakap; Janah Zaplan, Sana Lagi ay Pasko; Issa Rodriguez, A Christmas Song I Wrote for You; Cup of Joe, Alas Dose.

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording: Zelijah featuring DZ SVG, Weirdflex; Arvey, Dalaga; Shanti Dope, Amatz; Shanti Dope, Chito Miranda and Gloc-9, Pati Pato; Quest, One Way Ticket; Kjah and Juss Rye, Pamantayan.

Jazz Recording: Three Legged Men PH, Traveler; Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre, Mabagal; Basically Saturday Night, Moon Dogs.

R&B Recording: BRWN, One True Friend; KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope, Imposible; Young JV, Ghost; Jeremy Glinoga and Kikx, Sa ‘yo; Because, Direk; Mikee Misalucha, Unlove You.

Regional Recording: Clark Mantilla, Di Na Ko Madutlan; Meunnie, Mangundang Na Ta; Beat This Corp, Kultura.

Song Written for Movie/TV/ Stage: Agsunta, Gusto Kong Lumipad from Mga Batang Poz; Regine Velasquez and Moira dela Torre, Unbreakable from Unbreakable; Janine Berdin, Nasa Puso from Kadenang Ginto; December Avenue, Huling Sandali from Tayo Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon; Katrina Velarde, Magkaibang Mundo from Just a Stranger.

Musical Arrangement: Oman Peradilla, Too Many Reasons; Albert Tamayo, Binata; Nathan Huang, Alex Samonte, Daniel Monong and Angel Sison, Rumours; Arnold Buena, Unbreakable; Iean Inigo, Imagine.

Vocal Arrangement: Arnie Mendaros, Binata; Arnie Mendaros, Pasensiya Ka Na; Moy Ortiz, ‘Sang Tawag Mo Lang; Jonathan Manalo and Regine Velasquez, Unbreakable; Happy Laderas, ‘Di Na Muli.

Engineered Recording: Dante Tanedo, Sasagipin Kita; Christanthony Vinzon and Brian Lotho, Too Many Reasons; Albert Tamayo, Karera; Dante Tanedo, Mabagal.

Album Packaging Excellence: Gray Danao and Juan Miguel Severo, You Don’t Love Me It’s Okay; Quatro Hapimeel and Oh, Flamingo, Parara; S/HE, Selos; Christine Joy Cheng and Jake Zyrus, Jake Zyrus: Evolution; Mark Dizon, PV Tugano and Trina Blasé Ledesma, Dream Awake.

Music Video of the Year: Autotelic, Enrico Ilacad and Andrei Antonio, Kahit; Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre, Roxy Liquigan, Peewee Azarcon Gonzales, Mabagal; The Ransom Collective, Paul Halili,  I Don’t Care; SUD, Edzon Rapisora and Enzo Valdez, Headlights; IV of Spades, Trina Razon and Raymond Dacones, Bawa’t Kaluluwa.

KZ TANDINGAN
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