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AlDub Songwriting Contest (stylized as #AlDub Songwriting Contest) is a songwriting competition for amateur composers to create an original song that is inspired by the AlDub love story.

During the peak of the AlDub phenomenon, many songwriters became inspired to compose songs out of the love story between Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza in the segment Kalyeserye. Several singer-songwriters have posted their AlDub-inspired music on YouTube, Facebook, and other social networking sites, which gave Eat Bulaga! the idea to create a songwriting competition to encourage more composers to submit their original songs to the noontime show.

On 26 September 2015, Joey de Leon announced that Eat Bulaga! will begin the songwriting contest. Songwriters must send in their compositions via postal mail or e-mail. The announcement was made during the National Pabebe Wave Day, a celebration of the hand gesture popularized by AlDub.

Since the announcement, Eat Bulaga! received thousands of entries from all over the country. The entries were narrowed down off-screen until only a few were left to compete in the grand finals of the competition. The winning song became the official theme song of AlDub, and was temporarily played as the opening theme for the loveteam's segment Kalyeserye.

Overview

On 26 September 2015, an announcement was made to commence a songwriting contest for composers who have written songs that are inspired by the AlDub love story.

Since the announcement, Eat Bulaga! received thousands of entries from all over the country. The entries were narrowed down off-screen until only seven entries were left to compete in the live shows.

The first live show occurred on 13 February 2016. The original singers of the Top 7 entries performed the songs live on the noontime show. It was the first time any of the entries were sang live after months of judging behind closed doors. The seven winning entries must then be narrowed down by a different panel of judges into four for the grand finals of the competition.

The grand finals occurred on 20 February 2016. Instead of the original singers of the song, celebrity singers were given an opportunity to interpret the songs the way that the songwriters would like them to be. Kitchie Nadal sang "Ta Pa" by Maria Nuevo and Karlo Zabala. Luke Mejares sang "AlDub You, MaAlden Kita" by Ritchie Ramos and Richie Austria. Anthony Paeldon's "Tamang Panahon was interpreted by Francheska Farr and Christian Bautista, while Nicano Gatchalian, Jr.'s "Sana Naman" was sung by Gabbi Garcia.

The judges for the grand finals were Lola Nidora, Lola Tidora, Lola Tinidora, Alden Richards, and Maine Mendoza.

"AlDub You, MaAlden Kita" was declared as the grand winning song of the songwriting competition. Its composers, Ritchi Ramos and Richie Austria received ₱500,000 in cash prize. The winning song became the official theme song of AlDub, and was played as the opening theme for the segment Kalyeserye.

Top 7 Finals
Song Songwriter(s) Original Singer(s)
"AlDub You" Niño San Andres Conrad Hermoso
"AlDub You, MaAlden Kita" Ritchi Ramos
Richie Austria
Paul Tagle
"Langit Ko'y Ikaw" Fernando Enoc Alma Golosino
Fernando Enoc
"Ta Pa" Maria Salvi Nuevo
Karlo Zabala
Aika Zabala
"Sana Naman" Nicanor Gatchalian, Jr. Dorothy Joy Barillo
"Sa Tamang Panahon" Henry Alburo Henry Alburo
"Tamang Panahon" Anthony "TJ" Paeldon Christine Vicente
Anthony "TJ" Paeldon
Grand Finals
Song Songwriter(s) Celebrity Singer(s)
"Ta Pa" Maria Salvi Nuevo
Karlo Zabala
Kitchie Nadal
"AlDub You, MaAlden Kita" Ritchi Ramos
Richie Austria
Luke Mejares
"Sana Naman" Nicanor Gatchalian, Jr. Gabbi Garcia
"Tamang Panahon" Anthony "TJ" Paeldon Francheska Farr
Christian Bautista

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