Bagong Liwanag: The search for Rivermaya’s new frontman

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This TV show which will be aired on Studio 23 every Sunday at 9:15PM chronicles the successful two-day audition that was held last August 24 and 25, which took place at the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

The auditions had to be extended an extra date to accommodate hopefuls not just from all over the Philippines but also from the United States, U.K. and the Middle East. Around 500 people auditioned last month and more than 80 initially passed. The number was finally trimmed down to twelve finalists, and they shall compete for the enviable position as the newest member of the 14-year-old act tagged as the Banda Ng Bayan. The formidable judges consist of The Dawn guitarist and NU 107 In The Raw host Francis “Brew” Reyes, Razorback bassist Louie Talan, and Rivermaya’s manager, Lizza Nakpil.

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