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Entertainment News (12/24/21)

OPM singers pay tribute to frontliners

TWENTY-FIVE Filipino artists have come together for a special song called “Bayaning Tunay” which is dedicated to frontliners. The song is performed by Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Lea Salonga, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez, Martin Nievera, Lani Misalucha, Noel Cabangon, Piolo Pascual, Bamboo, Ely Buendia, Rico Blanco, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Nyoy Volante, Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, Morissette, Klarisse, Janine Berdin, Jason Dy, Sam Concepcion, and Lara Maigue. “The cases of COVID-19 are going down. Praise the Lord! Let us not forget the unsung heroes who helped us during the most difficult moments in our hospitals during the pandemic — the frontliners,” Ogie Alcasid, the song’s composer said in a statement. Released by Star Music, “Bayaning Tunay” is arranged by Homer Flores, mastered by Tim Recla, and overall produced by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, with Ogie and Gary V as production consultants. The song available on music streaming services worldwide.

Osabel is The Clash Season 4 Grand Champion

ILIGAN’S Mariane Osabel was named The Clash 2021 Grand Champion during The Final Clash held last Dec. 19. Her winning song was Harish Joya’s “Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita,” besting Pampanga’s Vilmark Viray who performed Christian Paul Rosa’s “Umuwi Ka Na” —  both original compositions are from The Clash songwriting challenge. As Grand Champion, Osabel will receive prizes worth over P4 million, including P1 million in cash, a house and lot, and an exclusive management contract with GMA-7.

Netflix releases The Witcher: Blood Origin teaser

LEARN the untold history of the Continent with The Witcher: Blood Origin, a new prequel series set in a world 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher. The six-part prequel series will explore the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “Conjunction of the Spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged. The prequel is created by Declan De Barra, and directed by Sarah O’Gorman, and Vicky Jewson. It stars Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh, Mirren Mack, Lenny Henry, Jacob Collins Levy, Lizzie Annis, Huw Novelli, Francesca Mills, Amy Murray, Nathaniel Curtis, Zach Wyatt, and Dylan Moran. The Witcher: Blood Origin will be released in 2022. Meanwhile, The Witcher Season 2 is available to stream now.