TV5 launches the music video of Tara na, Kanta Pilipinas by Lea Salonga the official theme song of TV-5’s new reality singing search Kanta Pilipinas set to air in Philippine TV this year. The nationwide search for the show’s contestants starts this February.
On an interview with Pep.ph, Lea Salonga expressed that she knew she had to say yes to singing and recording the song – Tara na, Kanta Pilipinas. “For me, ultimately, if I think the song’s going to be catchy, if I think the song’s going to be fun to do, and if I think it’s good, then I’ll do it.
Lea shares an anecdote: “My husband was listening to the song with me… So we got the copy and then I played it.
“We were in the kitchen and we’re both listening to it and then like, ‘Uy! It’s good!’
“And my husband who doesn’t understand Tagalog, was like, ‘Yeah, Hon, this is nice. I like this! It’s catchy! This is good!'”
To Lea, the song is the main factor to consider: “Talent, at the end of the day, won’t matter if the song is pangit. Kasi kung pangit yung kanta, hindi ko gagawin kahit na… one big chest of money ang offer. It’s not that, e.”
Kanta Pilipinas’s music video-teaser started shooting in a studio in Cubao, Quezon City, last February 11. It would show Lea inviting the youths from all walks of life to join in the singing of the theme song.
TV5’s nationwide search for the show’s contestants starts this February. While it isn’t sure yet whether the award winning theater actress will venture as a judge, she has already expressed her willingness to mentor many aspirants.
Jason Alvarez, Futuretainment’s Head of Advertising and Promotions, noted that Kanta Pilipinas will stand out because it aims to promote “musical tourism”. “Unlike other reality singing competitions, Kanta Pilpinas encourages original work. The show will not just tour around the country to search for the next singing superstar but also to promote ‘musical tourism’ and give participants a sense of pride. The show will hold auditions in Baguio, Cebu, Batangas, Davao, and other key cities in the country.
Here’s the full music video of Tara na, Kanta Pilipinas by Lea Salonga.
*** This music video of Kanta Pilipinas by Lea Salonga is owned by TV5 Philippines.