Philpop 2013 finalist: Lara Maigue

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Lara Maigue's Philpop 2013 entry is about a girl secretly in love with someone

LARA MAIGUE. She is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Despite growing up in a family of musicians, Lara Maigue considers herself a “newbie” in songwriting. 

It never entered her mind that she would be producing pop music, with the diverse classical influences in her family. As a musician, Maigue can sympathize with other artists through listening to their songs.

Whether it is through imparting pain or joy, Maigue hopes to move her audience the same way other artists have moved her.

“Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako” is performed by singer-actress Karylle.

Video transcript:

I came from a family of musicians. My dad is a conductor-arranger. My brother, he’s a classical guitarist. My sister, she’s a dancer. And then my little sister, who’s 13 years old, she plays the clarinet and the piano. My mom’s a soprano.

I never thought the songs that I would produce would be Tagalog songs that are so pop. Not even classical, not jazz, but pop, OPM love songs. When I hear a song on the radio and I love it so much, I feel it, I feel that artist’s pain. So, I want to have that sort of impact with other people.

(Singing) Kung pwede lang naman, kung pwede lang pagbigyan pag-ibig ko sa ’yo. (Singing stops)

I wrote “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako.” It’s from a girl’s point of view. You’re so in love with this person. He knows you exist, but he doesn’t know you’re so crazy in love with him.

(Singing) Kung okay lang naman, pwede bang ikaw na lang ang bubuo sa buhay kong ito? (Singing stops)

When I found out I got in Philpop, I had to scream. So until now, I can’t believe it. I can’t believe I got in Philpop. I already feel like I’m already a winner because I’m such a newbie in songwriting.

(Singing) Kung pwede lang, ako na lang sa’yo. (Singing stops)

Watch and listen to the music video:

– With reports from Sai Villafuerte/

Here are the profiles of the Philpop 2013 finalists:

1. Ganny Brown
Song: “Askal”
Interpreted by: Jose and Wally

2. Joey Ayala
Song: “Papel”
Interpreted by: Joey Ayala, Gloc-9 featuring Denise Barbacena

3. Johnoy Danao
Song: “Kung ‘Di Man”
Interpreted by: Ney Dimaculangan

4. Jungee Marcelo
Song: “Pansamantagal”
Interpreted by: Sitti and Julianne Tarroja

5. Kennard Faraon
Song: “Time Machine”
Interpreted by: Six Part Invention

6. Lara Maigue
Song: “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Karylle

7. Marlon Barnuevo
Song: “Araw, Ulap, Langit”
Interpreted by: Christian Bautista


8. Myrus Apacible
Song: “Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Kimpoy Feliciano

9. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura
Song: “Sometimes That Happens”
Interpreted by: Ace Libre of Never The Strangers

10. Paul Armesin
Song: “Segundo”
Interpreted by: Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola

11. Raffy Calicdan
Song: “Space”
Interpreted by: Kean Cipriano of Callalily and Kleggy of Banda Ni Kleggy

12. Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana
Song: “Dati”
Interpreted by: Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest

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