SO many GMA Music artists are currently nominated in the coming 33rd Awit Awards. Among the singers who got the most number of nominations are Rita Daniela and her ka-love team, Ken Chan. They got nominations in three categories for their hit song “Almusal”: best collaboration, best novelty recording and best pop recording.
Rita admits she was so surprised when she was informed about their multiple nominations. “Nahihiya po ako kasi di po talaga namin ine-expect ni Ken na mano-nominate kami,” she says. “We enjoyed doing that song for GMA Music at happy kami sa warm reception ng listeners doon. Overwhelming din kasi it’s really an honor na mabigyang pansin kami ng jurors nila yung craft namin sa music. It really feels great na mapasama sa list ng nominees nila.”
The fans of their RitKen love team are thrilled in the latest entry of Rita in her own vlog. When Rita asked Ken on cam if he ever had feelings for her, Ken answered, after some hesitation that yes, it’s true, he cares for her
“Simula pa noong gawin natin ang ‘My Special Tatay’, oo, nagka-feelings na ako sa’yo,” says Ken.
To find out how Rita reacted to this, tune in to Rita's vlog to watch the whole sequence. After their hit primetime soap “One of the Baes”, Rita and Ken are slated to be reunited, this time in a full length movie, a romantic-comedy which is their love team’s forte. But they will have to wait until the pandemic is over before they can start shooting it.
Many other GMA Music stars are nominated in the 33rd Awit Awards. “The Clash Season 1” winner Golden Canedo got multiple nominations: best performance by a female artist and best ballad recording for the song “More than Before”, best dance recording for the song “Tayo Pa Rin”, best song composed for a movie or TV show for the song “Nakikita Ba ng Langit” written for the teleserye “Kara Mia”.
Screen heartthrob Ruru Madrid is nominated in the best rock/alternative recording category and best music video for his song “Nawawala”. Michael V is nominated for best ballad recording for his song “Ba’t Ganon”. Maricris Garcia is nominated in the best song for a movie or TV show for “Kahit Ganun Pa Man”, the theme song of the afternoon soap, “Magkaagaw”.
Three discoveries from “The Clash Season 1” also got several nominations. Garett Bolden is nominated as best new male recording artist and his song “Handa ng Maghintay” is nominated as best ballad recording while his song “Lilipad Na” is nominated as best music video. Jong Madaliday is nominated in the best pop recording category and as new male recording artist. Another ‘The Clash Season 1’ runner up, Anthony Rosaldo, is nominated in the best ballad recording category and best performance by a male artist for the song “Larawan Mo.”
Other GMA artist who got nominations are Hannah Prescillas in the best ballad recording category for ‘Kung Walang Ikaw’, Melbelline Caluag and Angel Guardian as best new female artist, XOXO as best new group and Miguel Tanfelix & Mikoy Morales for best song written for a movie in ‘Family History’. There will be no big awit awards night like they used to do. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the winners will just be announced online on August 29, 6PM.