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Spogify feat. Singing Baes is a singing contest for good-looking men with a boy-next-door personality and a relaxed style of singing, usually performing pop and ballad songs to serenade the viewers. The segment premiered on 13 October 2015 and concluded on 9 January 2016. 

The title of the segment is a portmanteau of the music streaming service Spotify and the Filipino word "pogi" (handsome). The contestants are referred to as "baes", a slang term of endearment for one's romantic partner. The segment is the counterpart of and the spin-off to the dance contest That's My Bae: "Twerk It" Dance Contest.

The segment was primarily hosted by the DJ duo of Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper of 90.7 Love Radio.

Mavi Lozano, the 21-year-old singer of Quezon City, was hailed as the grand winner of the competition. He impressed the judges with his rendition of the 2013 song "Out of My League".

Overview

Auditions

The contest was open to good-looking men between 17 and 25 years old who are vocally talented and confident. The contestants were able to accompany their performances with a musical instrument such as a guitar or a piano. Auditions were held at the Broadway Centrum.

Daily rounds

The daily rounds of the competition began occurred from 13 October to 11 November 2015. They were primarily hosted by Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper.

Each daily round featured two new contestants who competed against each other by showcasing their vocal skills. Prior to the performances, each contestant was briefly interviewed by the hosts in a radio show-inspired setup where only the voice of the "radio caller" can be heard. After the interview, each contestant then serenaded the audience with the song of their choice.

Daily winners received a cash prize of ₱20,000 and advanced to the semifinal rounds.

Daily wildcard round

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Hosts Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper

A daily wildcard round was held on Thursday, 12 November 2015. Two contestants who were eliminated in the daily rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once again by showcasing their improved vocal performances. The wildcard winner received a cash prize of ₱20,000 and advanced to the semifinal rounds.

Semifinal rounds

The semifinal rounds occurred on 13 November to 3 December 2015. Returning contestants competed against each other once again by showcasing their level-up vocal performances. They were able to either retain the song that they performed in the daily rounds or perform a new one. During the non-graded interview portion, they were asked more personal question in order for the viewers to get to know them better.

Winners received a cash prize and advanced to the qualifying rounds.

Semifinal wildcard rounds

The semifinal wildcard rounds were held on 7–8 December 2015. Several contestants who were eliminated in the semifinal rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once again by showcasing their improved vocal performances. The wildcard winner received a cash prize of ₱20,000 and advanced to the qualifying rounds.

Qualifying rounds

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Top 14 finalists

The qualifying rounds were held from 10 December to 22 December 2015. Two contestants competed each day for a chance to earn a spot in the next round. The songs performed by the contestants were based on the category or theme of the day, such as movie soundtrack, hits from the 1990s, or Sam Smith playlist. In the end, the 14 qualifying round contestants were narrowed down into seven finalists who advanced to the next round of the competition.

Surprise elimination rounds

During the qualifying rounds, the seven finalists were told that they would immediately advance to the grand finals of the competition. However, the hosts surprised the contestants with an announcement that they would have to battle against each other once again in order to truly advance to the grand finals. The surprise elimination rounds occurred just days prior to the grand finals on 4–6 January 2016. This time, the three winners were assured spots in the grand finals of the competition.

Surprise wildcard rounds

The four eliminated contestants from the surprise elimination rounds were given an opportunity to once again compete in the contest for a chance to earn the last two spots in the grand finals. The contestants exhibited their level-up vocal performances on 7–8 January 2016. The two wildcard winners joined the other three grand finalists as they advanced to the final round of the competition.

Grand finals

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Five grand finalists

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 9 January 2015. There were five grand finalists—Mavi Lozano, Kyle Manalo, Yasser Marta, Anthony Rosaldo, and Justin Smaby—who competed in the final battle by showcasing their ultimate level-up vocal performances and good looks to the viewers.

The panel of judges included actress Valeen Montenegro, actor Dennis Trillo, and singer Christian Bautista. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 50% – Bae looks
  • 40% – Voice quality
  • 10% – Audience impact

Maverick "Mavi" Lozano, the 21-year-old singer of Quezon City, was declared as the grand winner of the singing competition. He performed the 2013 song "Out of My League" by the American band Fitz and The Tantrums. He received the grand prize of ₱250,000.

A special Dabarkads Choice Award was also given out to Kyle Manalo of Quezon City for earning the most number of likes as part of an online poll on the official Facebook page of Eat Bulaga!. He received ₱10,000.

Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who have were involved in the presentation of the segment during its telecast. This may include main and co-hosts.

  • Nicole Hyala
  • Pauleen Luna
  • Sam YG
  • Ryan Agoncillo
  • Ruby Rodriguez

  • Chris Tsuper
  • Pia Guanio
  • Keempee de Leon
  • Anjo Yllana

  • Allan K
  • Julia Clarete
  • Patricia Tumulak
  • Michael V


Results

Daily rounds

The daily rounds of the competition began occurred from 13 October to 11 November 2015. Each daily round featured two new contestants who competed against each other by showcasing their vocal skills. Each contestant serenaded the audience with the song of their choice. Daily winners advanced to the semifinal rounds.

Week of 13 October–16 October

Date Contestant Song Result
Tuesday
13 October 2015
Yasser Marta "Grow Old With You" Winner (tied)
Anthony Rosaldo "All of Me" Winner (tied)
Wednesday
14 October 2015
Mavi Lozano "Your Body is a Wonderland" Winner
Josh Lara "Ako'y Sa'yo, Ika'y Akin Lamang" Eliminated
Thursday
15 October 2015
Michael Diamse "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita" Eliminated
Angelo Nabor "Collide" Winner
Friday
16 October 2015
John Paul Basco "The Way You Look Tonight" Eliminated
JV Cruz "I'll Be" Winner



Week of 19 October–23 October

Date Contestant Song Result
Monday
19 October 2015
Jordan Castillo "Ordinary People" Winner
Mark Oblea "You and Me" Eliminated
Tuesday
20 October 2015
Paul Quimbo "Dahil Ikaw" Eliminated
Justin Smaby "Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko" Winner
Wednesday
21 October 2015
Jim Austria "Kailan" Winner
Jhay Torres "Magkabilang Mundo" Eliminated
Thursday
22 October 2015
Jam Manalo "Kung Akin Ang Mundo" Winner
Levy Montilla "I'll Never Go" Eliminated
Friday
23 October 2015
JR Custodio "The Way You Look At Me" Eliminated
Ryan Paul Artienda "Alipin" Winner



Week of 27 October–30 October

Date Contestant Song Result
Tuesday
27 October 2015
Chester Padilla "I Won't Give Up" Eliminated
Allison Asistio "When You Say Nothing At All" Winner
Wednesday
28 October 2015
Jerwyn Guintu "Sunday Morning" Eliminated
Jaymes Kelly "Kahit Kailan" Winner
Thursday
29 October 2015
Arkin del Rosario "I'll Never Go" Winner
Eric Hermogenes "Your Love" Eliminated
Friday
30 October 2015
Joe Mar Picache "Always Be My Baby" Eliminated
Luis Aquino "Stay With Me" Winner



Week of 2 November–6 November

Date Contestant Song Result
Monday
2 November 2015
Mark Mativo "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita" Winner
Ezra Ballonado "Magkabilang Mundo" Eliminated
Tuesday
3 November 2015
Giovanni Arnesto "A Thousand Years" Winner
Angelo Sison "I Won't Give Up" Eliminated
Wednesday
4 November 2015
Joshua Banatin "I'm Yours" Eliminated
JM Salamat "Ikaw Na Nga" Winner
Thursday
5 November 2015
Kurt de Rosas "Let Me Be The One" Eliminated
Carl Ignacio "Sana Ngayong Pasko" Winner
Friday
6 November 2015
Kyle Manalo "How Did You Know" Eliminated
Vien King "Pasko Na Sinta Ko" Winner



Week of 9 November–12 November (+wildcard round)

Date Contestant Song Result
Monday
9 November 2015
Mikey Caffrey "Chasing Cars" Eliminated
JD Simon "I Won't Give Up" Winner
Tuesday
10 November 2015
Darwin Moreto "Basta't Kasama Kita" Eliminated
Earl Santos "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" Winner
Wednesday
11 November 2015
John Carlo Alcantara "Magbalik" Winner
Allen Cecilio "Way Back into Love" Eliminated
Thursday
12 November 2015
WILDCARD
Mikey Caffrey "Chasing Cars" Eliminated
Kyle Manalo "Ako'y Sa'yo, Ika'y Akin Lamang" Winner



Semifinal rounds

The semifinal rounds occurred from 13 November to 3 December 2015. Returning contestants competed against each other once again by showcasing their level-up vocal performances. They were able to either retain the song that they performed in the daily rounds or perform a new one. Winners received a cash prize and advanced to the qualifying rounds.

Week of 13 November–20 November

Date Contestant Song Result
Friday
13 November 2013
JD Simon "I Won't Give Up" Eliminated
Yasser Marta "Yakap Sa Dilim" Winner
Giovanni Arnesto "Tadhana" Eliminated
Tuesday
17 November 2015
Luis Aquino "Incomplete" Eliminated
Anthony Rosaldo "Di Na Natuto" Winner
Friday
20 November 2015
JM Salamat "Ikaw Na Nga" Eliminated
Earl Santos "Kailangan Kita" Winner



Week of 23 November–27 November

Date Contestant Song Result
Monday
23 November 2015
Jordan Castillo "Sunday Morning" Winner
Angelo Nabor "Sana Ngayong Pasko" Eliminated
Tuesday
24 November 2015
Kyle Manalo "When You Say Nothing At All" Winner
Jim Austria "All of Me" Eliminated
Wednesday
25 November 2015
Mark Mativo "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita" Winner
Jam Manalo "Kung Akin Ang Mundo" Eliminated
Thursday
26 November 2015
JV Cruz "I'll Be" Eliminated
Arkin del Rosario "I'll Never Go" Winner



Week of 30 November–4 December

Date Contestant Song Result
Monday
30 November 2015
Carl Ignacio "Pasko Na Sinta Ko" Eliminated
Vien King "Christmas Won't Be The Same Without You" Winner
Tuesday
1 December 2015
Ryan Paul Artienda "Hanggang Kailan" Eliminated
Justin Smaby "Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko" Winner
Wednesday
2 December 2015
John Carlo Alcantara "Magbalik" Winner
Allison Asistio "When You Say Nothing At All" Eliminated
Thursday
3 December 2015
Jaymes Kelly "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Eliminated
Mavi Lozano "Out of My League" Winner



Week of 7 December–8 December (Semifinal wildcard rounds)

Date Contestant Song Result
Monday
7 December 2015
WILDCARD
Jim Austria "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" Eliminated
Luis Aquino "Sana Ngayong Pasko" Winner
Tuesday
8 December 2015
WILDCARD
Angelo Nabor "Collide" Winner
Ryan Paul Artienda "Alipin" Eliminated



Qualifying rounds

The qualifying rounds were held from 10 December to 22 December 2015. Two contestants competed each day for a chance to earn a spot in the grand finals. The songs performed by the contestants were based on the category or theme of the day, such as movie soundtrack, hits from the 1990s, or Sam Smith playlist. In the end, the 14 qualifying round contestants were narrowed down into seven finalists that advanced to the next round of the competition.

Date/Theme Contestant Origin Song Result
Thursday
10 December 2015
Movie Soundtrack
Jordan Castillo Quezon City "A Thousand Years" Eliminated
Anthony Rosaldo Valenzuela City "Sana Maulit Muli" Winner
Monday
14 December 2015
Friendzone Playlist
Mavi Lozano Quezon City "Akin Ka Na Lang" Winner
Vien King Tiaong, Quezon 'Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" Eliminated
Tuesday
15 December 2015
90s OPM Hits
Angelo Nabor Magalang, Pampanga 'Kisapmata" Eliminated
Mark Mativo Montalban, Rizal 'Your Love" Winner
Wednesday
16 December 2015
#Hugot Playlist
Arkin del Rosario Quezon City "Pakisabi Na Lang" Eliminated
Justin Smaby Siniloan, Laguna "I Won't Give Up" Winner
Thursday
17 December 2015
Hits from the 80s
Kyle Manalo Quezon City 'When I Met You" Winner
John Carlo Alcantara Nueva Ecija "Beautiful in My Eyes" Eliminated
Monday
21 December 2015
Sam Smith Playlist
Luis Aquino Caloocan City "Lay Me Down" Eliminated
Jaymes Kelly Tacloban City "Stay With Me" Winner
Tuesday
22 December 2015
Revivals
Yasser Marta Marikina City "It Might Be You" Winner
Earl Santos Quezon City "Forevermore" Eliminated



Surprise elimination rounds

During the qualifying rounds, the seven finalists were told that they would immediately advance to the grand finals of the competition. However, the hosts surprised the contestants with an announcement that they would have to battle against each other once again in order to truly advance to the grand finals. The surprise elimination rounds occurred just days prior to the grand finals on 4–6 January 2016.

The four eliminated contestants from the surprise elimination rounds were given an opportunity to once again compete in the contest for a chance to earn the last two spots in the grand finals. The contestants exhibited their level-up vocal performances on 7–8 January 2016.

Date/Theme Contestant Origin Song Result
Monday
4 January 2016
Anthony Rosaldo Valenzuela City "Ikaw" Eliminated
Mavi Lozano Quezon City "Sorry" Winner
Tuesday
5 January 2016
Jaymes Kelly Tacloban City "Tadhana" Eliminated
Yasser Marta Marikina City "Can't Help Falling in Love" Winner
Wednesday
6 January 2016
Mark Mativo Montalban, Rizal "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita" Eliminated
Kyle Manalo Quezon City 'When I Met You" Eliminated
Justin Smaby Siniloan, Laguna "I Won't Give Up" Winner
Thursday
7 January 2016
WILDCARD
Kyle Manalo Quezon City "When You Say Nothing At All" Winner
Mark Mativo Montalban, Rizal 'Your Love" Eliminated
Friday
8 January 2016
WILDCARD
Jaymes Kelly Tacloban City 'Say Something" Eliminated
Anthony Rosaldo Valenzuela City "Because of You" Winner


Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 9 January 2015. There were five grand finalists who competed in the final battle by showcasing their ultimate level-up vocal performances and good looks to the viewers. Maverick "Mavi" Lozano, the 21-year-old singer of Quezon City, was declared as the grand winner of the singing competition.

Grand Finalists
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Contestant Origin Song Result
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12094766 1044813058899559 6415383826560315290 o (1) Anthony Rosaldo Valenzuela City "How Did You Know" Finalist
Special Award
Award Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Award Kyle Manalo Quezon City
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