Intel PH awards Sing to Win 2 prizewinners

Intel Philippines’ outgoing country manager Ricky Banaag and marketing manager Randy Kanapi hand over a certificate and a new Intel-powered Ultrabook to Shobert Hallig’s representatives who came to accept his award.

The grand prize of Sing to Win 2, Intel’s nationwide online music video-making competition, was formally awarded last night to first placer Shobert Hallig.

Hallig, a Multimedia Arts senior at Asia Pacific College, wowed the judges with his rendition of the classic Aerosmith hit, “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.”

Hallig could not make it to the event, but he sent representatives to accept the award and his brand new Intel Core i7-powered Ultrabook on his behalf.

Second placers Nikki Mae Ilagan, Florabel Hernandez, Leonahlyn Drilon and Stephanie Deuda, and third placer Felicidad Olituquit were also awarded last night. They were also handed Intel-powered Ultrabooks.

The online component of Sing to Win 2, which Hallig topped, required participants to create their own music videos of their renditions of one of five pre-selected songs: Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” and “Won’t Go Home Without You,” Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles,” Trisha Yearwood’s “How Do I Live,” and Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” The entries were collected in the course of five months.

Sing to Win 2 also conducted roadshows in 10 universities— De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Malayan Colleges Laguna, Adamson University, Holy Angel University, De La Salle University Dasmarinas, Our Lady of Fatima, University of Santo Tomas and Centro Escolar University—and three SM malls nationwide.

“Intel has always envisioned a future where Filipinos have access to computing technology. Through Sing to Win 1 and 2, we are able to bring this technology closer to the public by giving them a way to express themselves with music, edit their videos with computers and share their videos online,” says Intel Philippines Marketing Manager Randy Kanapi.