The much anticipated conclusion of the grand musical competition, Nokia Music Connection has finally been decided as Nokia, the worldÆs number one phone brand, together with Star Records and MYX , announce that they have found their next musical icon û the Chiro Band.
After screening hundreds of audition videos, conquering 12 bar stages and narrowing it down to six finalists who battled it out in a big showdown, the acoustic group from Pampanga stood victorious among its contenders with their captivating performances highlighted by their amazing vocals and melodies.
Chiro Band first won the crowd in Ortigas with their heartfelt rendition of Batang Bata Ka Pa by Apo Hiking Society and their soulful original Iyak Na. Then, they wowed the judges during the grand finals with their versatility in delivering a beautiful medley of OPMs.
Aveline Siy, Head of Marketing of Nokia Philippines explained that ôNokia is all about connecting people. We want people to be able to express themselves and be heard. Likewise, the main goal of Music Connection is to give aspiring artists and their music a chance to be heard. We are happy that with the help of our partners, Star Records and MYX, we have found a band that represents the voice of Filipino music.ö
Annabel Regalado-Borja, Managing Director of Star Records shared that bands like Chiro are needed in the music industry. Chiro Band has a refreshing sound that inspires and reminds aspiring artists, music enthusiasts and people in the industry why music is created, she added.
Chiro Band won P200,000 cash, Nokia X3 Touch and Type devices for each member, a recording deal with Star Records and their very own music video to be produced by MYX.
The other 5 finalists who made it to the big stage were Slash N Burn, Farrington Heights, Maan Chua, Mottaka and Ginoong Vitalis. Each group received P10,000 in cash, a Nokia X3 Touch and Type device for each band member and will have their own music video to be produced by MYX.
Catch the Nokia Music Connection Big Showdown on MYX Presents this week on the ff. dates:
April 14, Thursday, 9 PM
April 15, Friday, 11 AM
April 16, Saturday, 4 PM
April 17, Sunday, 10 AM and 10 PM