New bands get spotlight in Yahoo! campus tour

Posted at 06/24/14 10:07 PM

"Yahoo on the Road" stops by Lyceum of the Philippines University on Friday. Photo: Handout

MANILA - Yahoo! Philippines recently kicked off its Manila campus tour, aboard a purple double-decker bus equipped with today's latest gadgets, to promote the upcoming 2014 Celebrity Awards.

Dubbed "Yahoo! on the Road," the tour aims to have more students participate in the annual event, and to introduce them to some of the brightest young talents in the country's music scene.

Over a hundred students from the Lyceum of the Philippines University on Friday were treated to performances from nominees at this year's Emerging Band category -- Brisom, Chocolate Grass, and Yolanda Moon.

Headlining this leg of the tour was Spongecola, which is also among the Band of the Year nominees along with Parokya ni Edgar, Slapshock, UpDharmaDown, and WilaBaliw.

Cast your vote

For this year, fans can choose from among the 140 nominees across 28 categories. Voting will last until July 18 and the winners will be announced on the same night at the awards ceremony at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Actresses Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo and Sarah Geronimo lead the way for the Kapamilya stars, who are all nominated for the Celebrity of the Year award.

Teen star Daniel Padilla manage to garner four nominations, while Coco Martin, Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz received nods for Male Actor of the Year award.

"TV Patrol" and "Bandila" are competing against each other as this year's Best News Program, while "Got to Believe," "The Legal Wife," and "Ikaw Lamang" are all vying for the title of Teleserye of the Year.

Check the full list of nominees here.