Philpop 2013 finalist: Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura

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The Philpop 2013 entry from Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura is about moving on despite painful experiences

FUSING LYRICS AND MELODY. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura are finalists of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

MANILA, Philippines – It takes two to tango, and Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura are taking the stage. Buenaventura’s moving lyrics and Regalado’s talent for melody-making are a match made in heaven.

“Sometimes That Happens” was written in August 2012, months before Buenaventura had a miscarriage. The song’s lyrics resonate with her experience of trying to move on with life despite the deadening pain of loss.

Having their song among the Philpop 2013 top 12 is a chance for rebirth, says Buenaventura.

“Sometimes That Happens” is performed by Ace Libre of Never The Strangers.

Video transcript:


Nalaman ko na magaling siya mag-write ng poems and lyrics, tapos sabi ko, “Tamang-tama, baka pwede kong hiramin yung lyrics mo, tignan ko kung anong magagawa ko.”  


Ako, I’ve worked with a couple of other songwriters, pero ‘yung amin kasi, parang kinakasal ‘yung lyrics and ‘yung melody, and I appreciate that.

I wrote the lyrics to “Sometimes That Happens” in August 2012. October I found out I was pregnant; two months later, the baby lost the heartbeat, so I was devastated. Pero the Philpop thing kind of sprouted, so I called Nino and said, “Nino, is it okay that we submit this song?” 


‘Yung lyrics eksakto na dun sa experience niya eh.  


The title kind of fit the circumstance. The singer alam niya na sigurado na sya dito sa isang taong ito.  Something happened along the way na hindi natuloy, pero there’s a line there: sometimes that happens. Kahit na ganoon kasakit, it kind of resonated with what I felt. 

Nino and Adrienne:

(Singing) Sometimes that happens, sometimes love just has to end, crystal dreams shatter, wish we could make amends (Singing stops)


Gusto kong manalo sa Philpop, pero ngayon palang feeling ko winner na ‘ko kasi nga andami-daming pinagpiliang songs, tapos pasok ‘yung song namin. 


If my pregnancy had continued, I would have given birth in July, so it’s like giving birth to another baby. 

Nino and Adrienne:

(Singing) I’m not the prince, I know you’re not my princess, sometimes that happens, can we just stay as friends. (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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