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Tunog Tao 1999 is a segment that that concluded on 15 May 1999. It is a unique a capella competition for musical ensembles who can make unique sounds using only parts of their body. The unique sounds are musically combined together to act as a backing track for the group's singer.

Bowspak Sounds of Brgy. Bagong Silang, Caloocan City was hailed as the grand winner of the competition.







Overview Edit

Auditions Edit



Elimination rounds Edit



Grand finals Edit

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 15 May 1999. It was hosted by Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, and Jimmy Santos. Six groups competed against one another, showcasing their level-up a capella performances in the final round of the competition.

The panel of judges included musician Alvin Nuñez, Eat Bulaga! host Allan K, and band drummer Paco Arespacochaga. The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • 35% – Body rhythm (musical harmony, rhythm, timing)
  • 35% – Musical artistry
  • 20% – Costume
  • 10% – Audience impact

Bowspak Sounds of Brgy. Bagong Silang, Caloocan City was hailed as the grand winner of the competition. The group took home the cash prize of ₱30,000.

Non-winners each received a consolation prize of ₱10,000.

Hosts Edit

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.

  • Vic Sotto
  • Jimmy Santos
  • Francis Magalona

  • Joey de Leon
  • Toni Rose Gayda

  • Ruby Rodriguez
  • Allan K


Results Edit

Grand finals Edit

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 15 May 1999. It was hosted by Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, and Jimmy Santos. Six groups competed against one another, showcasing their level-up a capella performances in the final round of the competition. Bowspak Sounds of Caloocan City was hailed as the grand winner at the end.

Grand Finalists
ByeByeLoveTaxFree
Tax Free
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Bowspak Sounds
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Abe-Abe Group
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Order of Performances
Group Members Origin Song
Tax Free Niño, Jun, Ricky, Jimmy,
Dodong, Brian, Wally, Boy
Guagua, Pampanga "Bye Bye Love"
Bowspak Sounds Rolbin, Marvin, Joseph, Aga,
Junvim, Lito, VJ, Boy Koops
Caloocan City "Estudyante Blues"
Abe-Abe Group Wilmer, Jaime, Ricky, Lilette,
Jun, Salme, Mila, Shaunie
Baliuag, Bulacan 1960s medley
Band-Dido Boys Arnel, Noynoy, Felix, Rommel,
Ontong, Aldrin, Jay-R
Angeles, Pampanga "...Yellow Polkadot Bikini"
Batteries Not Included (B.N.I.) Boy, Aries, Lloyd, Jayson
Errol, Jenix, Marlon, Lisa
Sta. Cruz, Manila "The Name Game"
Shaolin-Kik Benjie, Jepjep, Junjun, JM
Burr, Ikeng, Raizan,Teresa
Tondo, Manila "Butsekik"


Final Result
Group Members Origin Result
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Junvim, Lito, VJ, Boy Koops
Caloocan City Grand winner

Trivia Edit

  • The grand finals of Tunog Tao 1999 was replayed in full on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of all live shows, Eat Bulaga! opted to replay throwback videos of some of its most iconic segments from way back in the past.

List of groupsEdit

There are six known groups who competed in the 1999 edition of Tunog Tao.

Full List of Contestants
Group Members Origin
Abe-Abe Group Wilmer, Jaime, Ricky, Lilette,
Jun, Salme, Mila, Shaunie
Baliuag, Bulacan
Band-Dido Boys Arnel, Noynoy, Felix, Rommel,
Ontong, Aldrin, Jay-R
Angeles, Pampanga
Batteries Not Included (B.N.I.) Boy, Aries, Lloyd, Jayson
Errol, Jenix, Marlon, Lisa
Sta. Cruz, Manila
Bowspak Sounds Rolbin, Marvin, Joseph, Aga,
Junvim, Lito, VJ, Boy Koops
Caloocan City
Shaolin-Kik Benjie, Jepjep, Junjun, JM
Burr, Ikeng, Raizan,Teresa
Tondo, Manila
Tax Free Niño, Jun, Ricky, Jimmy,
Dodong, Brian, Wally, Boy
Guagua, Pampanga

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