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Lola's Playlist (LP) is a retro-themed competition for aspiring child singers who could sing old jukebox hits from the 1970s, 1960s, and 1970s. The segment premiered on 16 May 2016 and concluded on 13 August 2016. It is a subsegment of Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol.

The segment premiered on the 10th monthsary of AlDub. Lola's Playlist was interwoven into the storyline of Kalyeserye as a contest to entertain the sad Lola Nidora who was missing Alden and Maine while they were shooting scenes for their film Imagine You and Me in Como, Italy. The segment continued even after the return of AlDub and lasted for three months.

Ten-year-old Francis Aglabtin of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan emerged as the the ultimate champion of the competition. His winning song was the 1965 song "Unchained Melody" by the American musical duo The Righteous Brothers.

After the competition, four of the five championship finalists⁠—Francis Aglabtin, Joshua Torino, Joshua Lumbao, and Benidict Aboyme⁠—appeared regularly on the noontime show as a resident singing group. As their popularity further rose, the four championship finalists became known a quartet known as the Broadway Boys. Soon, they were given an opportunity to sing with various respected Filipino music icons in a weekly mini-concert segment titled Broadway Boys in Concert.

A second edition titled Lola's Playlist: Beat the Champion began on September 2016. Unlike before, contestants could dethrone the current defending champion and eventually be inducted into the contest's Hall of Fame. The second edition started with Francis Aglabtin as the first defending champion.

Overview

Registration and audition

The singing competition was open to children twelve years old or under who could perform classic songs from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Auditions were held at the Broadway Centrum. Alternatively, audition videos may be submitted to an email address provided during the telecast. Those who met the requirements were contacted by the noontime show.

Daily rounds

The daily rounds were held on weekdays and were collaboratively presented by the studio hosts and the characters of Kalyeserye.

Each daily round featured two new child contestants who performed their song choice in front of the audience. The contestants were dressed in retro-inspired outfits and the stage was made to look like a vintage jazz lounge.

The Dabarkads hosts acted as the judges of the contest. The winners of the daily rounds received a cash prize of ₱20,000 and advanced to the weekly finals of the competition. Announcement of the daily winner was made at the end of Kalyeserye.

Weekly finals

The weekly finals occurred on either Saturdays or Mondays. Contestants who won in the daily rounds competed against each other in the weekly finals. Although they were able to pick a different song, most contestants chose to perform the same song that they used in the daily rounds.

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Lola's Playlist second weekly finalists

In addition to the Dabarkads hosts, an older guest celebrity joined the panel of judges. Celebrities who judged the competition included Pilita Corrales, Tirso Cruz III, Eddie Gutierrez, Celia Rodriguez, and Ces Quesada. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 40% – Voice quality and tone
  • 40% – Timing and mastery of lyrics
  • 20% – Stage presence

The winners received ₱50,000 and advanced to the qualifying rounds.

Qualifying rounds

The qualifying rounds occurred from 28 June to 30 June 2016. The six winners from the weekly finals were narrowed down into four finalists in a three-day vocal battle against one another. Two finalists competed each day. The contestants had an option to perform the same song or a new one. The winners advanced to the grand finals.

Wildcard rounds

The wildcard round was held from 1 July to 8 July 2016. Several contestants who were eliminated in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once again. Two contestants performed each day.

The wildcard winners were narrowed down into three finalists in their own wildcard qualifying rounds. The three wildcard winners joined the other regular regular qualifying round winners in the week-long grand finals.

Grand finals

The seven grand finalists battled against each other in the week-long grand finals, which occurred from 18 July to 22 July 2016. Two contenders performed each day. The Dabarkads hosts judged the performances of the contenders, while a final guest celebrity joined the panel of judges.

Eliminated contestants in the first few days of the grand finals—Narcylyn Esguerra, Kate Francesca Campo, and Joshua Torino—were given second chances after losing to their original opponents. This was also to compensate for one finalist's lack of partner because of the odd number of competitors.

The five winners advanced to the championship round. The featured guest celebrity judge of the day became the mentor of the each winner for the rest of the competition. Celebrities who judged the competition and became mentors included Dulce, Raymond Lauchengco, Gino Padilla, Claire dela Fuente, and Rachel Alejandro.

Championship rounds

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Francis Aglabtin, Benidict Aboyme, and Joshua Torino

From 25 July to 5 August 2016, the five finalists, also known as the Elite Circle of Five, competed against one another in the two-week-long championship rounds by earning the most number of stars for their performances. The championship round was formatted like a round-robin tournament in which each contestant met and competed against all other contestants in turn. Every contestant was given four chances to win and earn stars. The competing finalists performed the songs of the featured artist of the day.

Eat Bulaga! hosts Allan K, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon were included in the panel of judges along with two guest celebrity judges. The guests for the first week were musical director Moy Ortiz and singer Pilita Corrales, while the celebrity guests for the second week were singer Aicelle Santos and voice coach Annie Quintos.

The three finalists with the most number of stars advanced the to the final part of the competition, dubbed as Ultimate Battle of the Champions. Joshua Torino became the first finalist to receive three stars.

Tiebreaker round

Because four contestants⁠—Francis Aglabtin, Narcylyn Esguerra, Joshua Lumbao, and Benidict Aboyme⁠—each received two stars at the end of the round-robin tournament, a tiebreaker round became necessary to determine the two finalists that would join Joshua Torino in the next round. The tiebreaker was held on Saturday, 6 August 2016.

The panel of judges included singer Jam Morales, actor Hajji Alejandro, and theater actor Robert Seña. The contestants sang one of the songs that they selected for their previous championship round performances.

In the end, Francis Aglabtin and Benidict Aboyme were declared as the winners that would move on to the final part of the competition.

Ultimate Battle of the Champions

The Ultimate Battle of the Champion was held on Saturday, 13 August 2016. It was hosted by Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon. The contenders for the ultimate battle were Francis Aglabtin, Joshua Torino, and Benidict Aboyme.

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Round 2 contenders with Lola Nidora

The panel of judges for the first round included actress Pops Fernandez, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, and film superstar Nora Aunor. Lola Nidora (played by Wally Bayola) joined the panel in the second round. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 50% – Voice quality and musicality
  • 30% – Vocal projection and interpretation
  • 20% – Stage presence and audience impact

The Ultimate Battle of the Champions was divided into two rounds.

In the first round, each of the contenders must perform his song choice. At the end of the round, one of the contenders was eliminated and only two moved on to the next round. The two finalists who advanced to the next round were Francis Aglabtin and Benidict Aboyme.

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Francis Aglabtin with his mother

In the second round, the two contenders performed the same song by providing their own rendition of the musical piece. The song choice was the 1955 hit song "Unchained Melody" by American singer Todd Duncan. The contestants were judged by their voice quality, vocal projection and interpretation, stage presence, and audience impact. Ten-year-old Francis Aglabtin of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan was named as the ultimate grand champion of Lola's Playlist. He received a vintage-style microphone trophy and ₱300,000 in cash prize.

After the competition, judge Ogie Alcasid then invited Benidict Aboyme and Francis Aglabtin to perform on his Ayokong Tumanda birthday concert on 26–27 August 2016.

Four of the five contenders from the "Elite Circle of Five" also started appearing regularly on the noontime show as a resident singing group. Francis Aglabtin, Benidict Aboyme, Joshua Torino, and Joshua Lumbao became a quartet known as the Broadway Boys.

Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who have handled the segment at some point in its run. This includes main, co-, substitute, and one-time presenters.

  • Tito Sotto
  • Ryan Agoncillo
  • Wally Bayola (as Lola Nidora)

  • Vic Sotto
  • Allan K
  • Jose Manalo (as Lola Tinidora)

  • Joey de Leon
  • Maine Mendoza
  • Alden Richards


Results

Daily rounds and weekly finals

The daily rounds were held on weekdays and were collaboratively presented by the studio hosts and the characters of Kalyeserye. Each daily round featured two new child contestants who performed their song choice in front of the audience. The winners advanced to the weekly finals of the competition.

The weekly finals occurred on either Saturdays or Mondays. Contestants who won in the daily rounds competed against each other in the weekly finals. Although they were able to pick a different song, most contestants chose to perform the same song that they used in the daily rounds. Winners advanced to the qualifying rounds.

Week of 16 May–21 May

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Monday
16 May 2016
Ma. Viatres Tan 11 Batangas City, Batangas "This Is My Life" Eliminated
John Carlo Comendador 11 Calamba, Laguna "Happy" Winner
Tuesday
17 May 2016
Andre Yeouseff Tamura 11 Antipolo, Rizal "Fly Me to the Moon" Eliminated
Peter Angelo Echaluce 10 Polangue, Albay "All My Loving" Winner
Wednesday
18 May 2016
John Benedick Taa 12 Tanauan, Batangas "Delilah" Winner
John Cedric Ramirez 11 Binangonan, Rizal "Unchained Melody" Eliminated
Thursday
19 May 2016
Nhar Kenjie De Jesus 11 Hagonoy, Bulacan "Music and Me" Eliminated
Krystle Faith Campos 11 Calamba, Laguna "Proud Mary" Winner
Friday
20 May 2016
Kristel Angelique Belo 9 Sto. Tomas, Batangas "Hopelessly Devoted to You" Winner
Anjaneica Enriquez 11 Bacoor, Cavite "Paper Roses" Eliminated
Saturday
21 May 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
John Carlo Comendador 11 Calamba, Laguna "Happy" Winner
Peter Angelo Echaluce 10 Polangue, Albay "All My Loving" Eliminated
John Benedick Taa 12 Tanauan, Batangas "Delilah" Eliminated
Krystle Faith Campos 11 Calamba, Laguna "Proud Mary" Eliminated
Kristel Angelique Belo 9 Sto. Tomas, Batangas "Hopelessly Devoted to You" Eliminated



Week of 23 May–28 May

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Monday
23 May 2016
Crissel Ignacio 10 Cainta, Rizal "I'll Never Love This Way Again" Eliminated
Alfred Balicat 12 Marikina City "One Day in Your Life" Winner
Tuesday
24 May 2016
Francine Daphny Mandin 12 Quezon City "Dancing Queen" Eliminated
Kate Francesca Campo 9 Cardona, Rizal "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Winner
Wednesday
25 May 2016
Mikhaela Sevillana 10 Makati City "You" Winner
Michaela Jewel Nabella 11 Morong, Rizal "Chiquitita" Eliminated
Thursday
26 May 2016
Venice Jimenez 9 Las Piñas City "Smile" Winner
Grant Aaron Orna 10 Caloocan City "Diana" Eliminated
Friday
27 May 2016
Noah Anderson 12 Mandaluyong City "I Want You Back" Winner
Brigitta Marilla 12 Parañaque City "Through the Eyes of Love" Eliminated
Saturday
28 May 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Alfred Balicat 12 Marikina City "One Day in Your Life" Eliminated
Kate Francesca Campo 9 Cardona, Rizal "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Winner
Mikhaela Sevillana 10 Makati City "You" Eliminated
Venice Jimenez 9 Las Piñas City "Smile" Eliminated
Noah Anderson 12 Mandaluyong City "I Want You Back" Eliminated



Week of 30 May–4 June

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Monday
30 May 2016
Alexa Nicole Salcedo 6 Pasig City "(They Long to Be) Close to You" Winner
Basti Santos 8 Mexico, Pampanga "Sway" Eliminated
Tuesday
31 May 2016
Reign Basa 11 Bacolor, Pampanga "Paano" Eliminated
Princess Gonzales 11 Quezon City "Touch Me in the Morning" Winner
Wednesday
1 June 2016
Joshua Lumbao 9 Baguio City "Can't Help Falling in Love" Winner
Jenica Mae Mores 10 Sariaya, Quezon "I Won't Last a Day Without You" Eliminated
Thursday
2 June 2016
Samantha Barlam 10 San Ildefonso, Bulacan "Diamonds are Forever" Winner
Abel Awit 12 Rodriguez, Rizal "One Day in Your Life" Eliminated
Friday
3 June 2016
Faith Losito 10 Bacoor, Cavite "Home" Eliminated
Narcylyn Esguerra 10 San Pedro, Laguna "I (Who Have Nothing)" Winner
Saturday
4 June 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Alexa Nicole Salcedo 6 Pasig City "(They Long to Be) Close to You" Eliminated
Princess Gonzales 11 Quezon City "Touch Me in the Morning" Eliminated
Joshua Lumbao 9 Baguio City "Born Free" Eliminated
Samantha Barlam 10 San Ildefonso, Bulacan "Diamonds are Forever" Eliminated
Narcylyn Esguerra 10 San Pedro, Laguna "I (Who Have Nothing)" Winner



Week of 6 June–11 June

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Monday
6 June 2016
Jezza Mae Quiogue 10 Las Piñas City "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" Winner
Jazmine Pedrano 8 Sta. Mesa, Manila "Big Spender" Eliminated
Tuesday
7 June 2016
Joshua Torino 11 Oriental Mindoro "Gulong ng Palad" Winner
Trixie Mae San Roque 11 Guiguinto, Bulacan "Ikaw Ang Ligaya Ko" Eliminated
Wednesday
8 June 2016
Romeo Espino 11 Tondo, Manila "Que Sera Sera" Winner
Von Ivan Pedrajas 8 Quezon City "MacArthur Park" Eliminated
Thursday
9 June 2016
Joy Gagajena 12 Biñan, Laguna "Don't Cry Out Loud" Eliminated
Mackie Empuerto 10 San Juan City "Imagine" Winner
Friday
10 June 2016
Fayce Fajardo 12 San Pablo, Laguna "People" Winner
Red Barba 10 Calamba, Laguna "Unforgettable" Eliminated
Saturday
11 June 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Jezza Quiogue 10 Las Piñas City "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" Eliminated
Joshua Torino 11 Oriental Mindoro "Gulong ng Palad" Winner
Romeo Espino 11 Tondo, Manila "Que Sera Sera" Eliminated
Mackie Empuerto 10 San Juan City "Imagine" Eliminated
Fayce Fajardo 12 San Pablo, Laguna "People" Eliminated



Week of 13 June–20 June

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Monday
13 June 2016
Daniel Loma 12 Calamba, Laguna "Your Song" Winner (tied)
Joehann Paronda 10 Antipolo, Rizal "Too Much Heaven" Winner (tied)
Tuesday
14 June 2016
Russel Solis 12 Baguio City "Love Me with All Your Heart" Winner
Felicity Napuli 9 Mandaluyong City "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" Eliminated
Wednesday
15 June 2016
Cristien Cevitillo 9 Binangonan, Rizal "The Way We Were" Eliminated
TJ McInnis 9 Bacoor, Cavite "My Girl" Winner
Thursday
16 June 2016
Benidict Aboyme 12 Bacoor, Cavite "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" Winner
Jayra Aquino 10 Sta. Ana, Manila "Love Me for What I Am" Eliminated
Friday
17 June 2016
Jessa Mae Gallemaso 10 Montalban, Rizal "Somewhere" Eliminated
Francis Aglabtin 10 SJDM, Bulacan "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" Winner
Monday
20 June 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Daniel Loma 12 Calamba, Laguna "Your Song" Eliminated
Joehann Paronda 10 Antipolo, Rizal "Too Much Heaven" Eliminated
Russel Solis 12 Baguio City "Love Me with All Your Heart" Eliminated
TJ McInnis 9 Bacoor, Cavite "My Girl" Eliminated
Benidict Aboyme 12 Bacoor, Cavite "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" Eliminated
Francis Aglabtin 10 SJDM, Bulacan "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" Winner



Week of 21 June–27 June

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Tuesday
21 June 2016
Carla Sta. Clara 11 Quezon City "Torn Between Two Lovers" Eliminated
Maxzine Catangui 8 Lucena City "Bakit Ako Mahihiya" Winner
Wednesday
22 June 2016
Annastacia Penny 8 Quezon City "Can You Read My Mind" Winner
Jhon Harry Rodriguez 11 Calumpit, Bulacan "A Song for You" Eliminated
Thursday
23 June 2016
Roanna Hemor 10 Sta. Ana, Manila "New York State of Mind" Winner
Jeness Nery 10 Parañaque City "When I Fall in Love" Eliminated
Friday
24 June 2016
Andrea Elaine Julian 7 San Mateo, Rizal "You Light Up My Life" Eliminated
Stephanie Samson 11 Dasmariñas, Cavite "Saan Ka Man Naroroon" Winner
Monday
27 June 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Maxzine Catangui 8 Lucena City "Bakit Ako Mahihiya" Eliminated
Annastacia Penny 8 Quezon City "Can You Read My Mind" Winner
Roanna Hemor 10 Sta. Ana, Manila "New York State of Mind" Eliminated
Stephanie Samson 11 Dasmariñas, Cavite "Saan Ka Man Naroroon" Eliminated



Qualifying rounds

The qualifying rounds occurred from 28 June to 30 June 2016. The six winners from the weekly finals were narrowed down into four finalists in a three-day vocal battle against one another. Two finalists competed each day. The winners advanced to the grand finals.

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Tuesday
28 June 2016
John Carlo Comendador 11 Calamba, Laguna "Don't Cry Out Loud" Eliminated
Narcylyn Esguerra 11 San Pablo, Laguna "I (Who Have Nothing)" Winner
Wednesday
29 June 2016
Joshua Torino 11 Oriental Mindoro "Gulong ng Palad" Winner (tied)
Kate Francesca Campo 9 Cardona, Rizal "Love Me for What I Am" Winner (tied)
Thursday
30 June 2016
Annastacia Penny 8 Quezon City "Can You Read My Mind" Eliminated
Francis Aglabtin 10 SJDM, Bulacan "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" Winner



Wildcard rounds

The wildcard round was held from 1 July to 8 July 2016. Several contestants who were eliminated in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once again. Two contestants performed each day.

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Friday
1 July 2016
Fayce Fajardo 12 San Pablo, Laguna "People" Winner
Roanna Hemor 10 Sta. Ana, Manila "New York State of Mind" Eliminated
Monday
4 July 2016
Mackie Empuerto 10 San Juan City "Imagine" Eliminated
Kristel Angelique Belo 9 Sto. Tomas, Batangas "Hopelessly Devoted to You" Winner
Tuesday
5 July 2016
Trixie Mae San Roque 11 Guiguinto, Bulacan "Ikaw Ang Ligaya Ko" Winner (tied)
Joshua Lumbao 9 Baguio City "Born Free" Winner (tied)
Wednesday
6 July 2016
Krystle Faith Campos 11 Calamba, Laguna "Proud Mary" Winner
Alexa Nicole Salcedo 6 Pasig City "(They Long to Be) Close to You" Eliminated
Thursday
7 July 2016
Princess Gonzales 11 Quezon City "Touch Me in the Morning" Eliminated
Benidict Aboyme 12 Bacoor, Cavite "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" Winner
Friday
8 July 2016
John Carlo Comendador 11 Calamba, Laguna "Happy" Winner
Annastacia Penny 8 Quezon City "Somewhere" Eliminated



Wildcard qualifying rounds

The wildcard winners were narrowed down into three finalists in their own wildcard qualifying rounds. The three wildcard winners joined the other regular regular qualifying round winners in the week-long grand finals.

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Monday
11 July 2016
Joshua Lumbao 9 Baguio City "My Way" Winner
Krystle Faith Campos 11 Calamba, Laguna "Proud Mary" Eliminated
Trixie Mae San Roque 11 Guiguinto, Bulacan "Ikaw Ang Ligaya Ko" Eliminated
Wednesday
13 July 2016
Fayce Fajardo 12 San Pablo, Laguna "People" Eliminated
Kristel Angelique Belo 9 Sto. Tomas, Batangas "I'll Never Love This Way Again" Winner
Thursday
14 July 2016
John Carlo Comendador 11 Calamba, Laguna "Happy" Eliminated
Benidict Aboyme 12 Bacoor, Cavite "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" Winner



Grand finals

The seven grand finalists battled against each other in the week-long grand finals, which occurred from 18 July to 22 July 2016. Eliminated contestants in the first few days of the grand finals—Narcylyn Esguerra, Kate Francesca Campo, and Joshua Torino—were given second chances after losing to their original opponents. This was also to compensate for one finalist's lack of partner because of the odd number of competitors.

The five winners advanced to the championship round. The featured guest celebrity judge of the day became the mentor of the each winner for the rest of the competition. Celebrities who judged the competition and became mentors included Dulce, Raymond Lauchengco, Gino Padilla, Claire dela Fuente, and Rachel Alejandro.

Date Contestant Age Origin Song Result
Monday
18 July 2016
Francis Aglabtin 10 Bulacan "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" Winner
Narcylyn Esguerra 11 Calamba, Laguna "The Greatest Performance of My Life" Eliminated
Tuesday
19 July 2016
Benidict Aboyme 12 Bacoor, Cavite "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" Winner
Kate Francesca Campo 9 Cardona, Rizal "Blue Bayou" Eliminated
Wednesday
20 July 2016
Joshua Torino 11 Oriental Mindoro "Gulong ng Palad" Eliminated
Joshua Lumbao 9 Baguio City "Born Free" Winner
Thursday
21 July 2016
Narcylyn Esguerra* 11 Calamba, Laguna "I (Who Have Nothing)" Winner
Kate Francesca Campo* 9 Cardona, Rizal "Born Free" Eliminated
Friday
22 July 2016
Kristel Angelique Belo 9 Sto. Tomas, Batangas "I'll Never Love This Way Again" Eliminated
Joshua Torino* 11 Oriental Mindoro "Gulong ng Palad" Winner
*Narcylyn Esguerra, Kate Francesca Campo, and Joshua Torino were given second chances after losing to their original opponents in the grand finals.



Championship round

From 25 July to 5 August 2016, the five finalists competed against one another in the two-week-long championship rounds by earning the most number of stars for their performances. The championship round was formatted like a round-robin tournament. The competing finalists performed the songs of the featured artist of the day (theme). The three finalists with the most number of stars advanced the to the final part of the competition. Joshua Torino became the first finalist to receive three stars.

Because four contestants⁠—Francis Aglabtin, Narcylyn Esguerra, Joshua Lumbao, and Benidict Aboyme⁠—each received two stars at the end of the tournament, a tiebreaker round became necessary. The tiebreaker was held on Saturday, 6 August 2016. In the end, Francis Aglabtin and Benidict Aboyme were declared as the winners that would move on to the final part of the competition.

Week of 25 July–28 July






Date and Theme
BenidictAboymeCCD
Benidict Aboyme
JoshuaLumbaoCCD
Joshua Lumbao
FRANCISLP
Francis Aglabtin
NarcylynEsguerraCCD
Narcylyn Esguerra
JoshuaTorinoCCD
Joshua Torino
Mon, 25 July
Frank Sinatra
"New York, New York" "Fly Me to the Moon"
Tue, 26 July
The Beatles
"Yesterday" "Oh! Darling"
Wed, 27 July
Elvis Presley
"Unchained Melody" "Can't Help Falling in Love"
Thu, 28 July
Nat King Cole
"When I Fall in Love" "Mona Lisa"
Fri, 29 July
The Carpenters
"Superstar" "We've Only Just Begun"



Week of 1 August–6 August

Date and Theme

Benidict Aboyme Joshua Lumbao Francis Aglabtin Narcylyn Esguerra Joshua Torino
Mon, 1 August
Tom Jones
"You'll Never Walk Alone" "I Know"
Tue, 2 August
The Platters
"My Prayer" "Only You"
Wed, 3 August
Barbra Streisand
"The Way We Were" "My Heart Belongs to Me"
Thu, 4 August
Matt Monro
"Portrait of My Love" "If I Never Sing Another Song"
Fri, 5 August
Paul Anka
"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" "You Are My Destiny"
Sat, 6 August
TIEBREAKER
"Portrait of My Love" "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" "If I Never Sing Another Song" "Oh! Darling"



Ultimate Battle of the Champions

The Ultimate Battle of the Champions was held on Saturday, 13 August 2016. It was hosted by Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon. The contenders for the ultimate battle were Francis Aglabtin, Joshua Torino, and Benidict Aboyme. The battle was divided into two rounds. In the first round, each of the contenders must perform his song choice. One of the contenders was then eliminated and only two moved on to the next round. In the second round, the two remaining contenders performed the same song by providing their own rendition of the musical piece. The song choice was the 1955 hit song "Unchained Melody" by American singer Todd Duncan. Francis Aglabtin of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan was proclaimed as the grand champion.

Round 1
Contestant Age Origin Song Result
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13995478 1243195482394648 2728193855537141497 o Francis Aglabtin 10 SJDM, Bulacan "If I Never Sing Another Song" Advanced
13937965 1243195885727941 1854552007383814586 o Benidict Aboyme 12 Bacoor, Cavite "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Advanced



Round 2
Grand Finalist Age Origin Song Result
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 Trivia

  • As part of its year-end special in 2016, Eat Bulaga! replayed the entire Ultimate Battle of the Champions round of Lola's Playlist on Thursday, 29 December 2016.

List of contestants

A total of 58 contestants competed in Lola's Playlist. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names. Also listed are the ages of the contestants during their first appearance in the competition.

Full List of Contestants
Contestant Age Origin
Benidict Aboyme 12 Bacoor, Cavite
Francis Aglabtin 10 San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Noah Anderson 12 Mandaluyong City
Jayra Aquino 10 Sta. Ana, Manila
Abel Awit 12 Rodriguez, Rizal
Alfred Balicat 12 Marikina City
Red Barba 10 Calamba, Laguna
Samantha Barlam 10 San Ildefonso, Bulacan
Reign Basa 11 Bacolor, Pampanga
Kristel Angelique Belo 9 Sto. Tomas, Batangas
Kate Francesca Campo 9 Cardona, Rizal
Krystle Faith Campos 11 Calamba, Laguna
Maxzine Catangui 8 Lucena City
Cristien Cevitillo 9 Binangonan, Rizal
Carla Sta. Clara 11 Quezon City
John Carlo Comendador 11 Calamba, Laguna
Nhar Kenjie De Jesus 11 Hagonoy, Bulacan
Peter Angelo Echaluce 10 Polangue, Albay
Mackie Empuerto 10 San Juan City
Anjaneica Enriquez 11 Bacoor, Cavite
Narcylyn Esguerra 10 San Pedro, Laguna
Romeo Espino 11 Tondo, Manila
Fayce Fajardo 12 San Pablo, Laguna
Joy Gagajena 12 Biñan, Laguna
Jessa Mae Gallemaso 10 Montalban, Rizal
Princess Gonzales 11 Quezon City
Roanna Hemor 10 Sta. Ana, Manila
Crissel Ignacio 10 Cainta, Rizal
Venice Jimenez 9 Las Piñas City
Andrea Elaine Julian 7 San Mateo, Rizal
Daniel Loma 12 Calamba, Laguna
Faith Losito 10 Bacoor, Cavite
Joshua Lumbao 9 Baguio City
Francine Daphny Mandin 12 Quezon City
Brigitta Marilla 12 Parañaque City
TJ McInnis 9 Bacoor, Cavite
Jenica Mae Mores 10 Sariaya, Quezon
Michaela Jewel Nabella 11 Morong, Rizal
Felicity Napuli 9 Mandaluyong City
Jeness Nery 10 Parañaque City
Grant Aaron Orna 10 Caloocan City
Joehann Paronda 10 Antipolo, Rizal
Von Ivan Pedrajas 8 Quezon City
Jazmine Pedrano 8 Sta. Mesa, Manila
Annastacia Penny 8 Quezon City
Jezza Mae Quiogue 10 Las Piñas City
John Cedric Ramirez 11 Binangonan, Rizal
Jhon Harry Rodriguez 11 Calumpit, Bulacan
Alexa Nicole Salcedo 6 Pasig City
Stephanie Samson 11 Dasmariñas, Cavite
Trixie Mae San Roque 11 Guiguinto, Bulacan
Basti Santos 8 Mexico, Pampanga
Mikhaela Sevillana 10 Makati City
Russel Solis 12 Baguio City
John Benedick Taa 12 Tanauan, Batangas
Andre Yeouseff Tamura 11 Antipolo, Rizal
Ma. Viatres Tan 11 Batangas City, Batangas
Joshua Torino 11 Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

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