Kilometro (song)

Kilometro (English: Kilometer) is a hit song by Filipino singer-actress Sarah Geronimo. It is the carrier single of her eleventh studio album Perfectly Imperfect. The song was written by Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana and premiered on radio stations nationwide on September 17, 2014.[1]

"Kilometro"
Single by Sarah Geronimo
from the album Perfectly Imperfect
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)
Recorded2014
Genre
Length3:18
LabelViva Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Thyro Alfaro
  • Yumi Lacsamana
Producer(s)
  • Thyro Alfaro
Sarah Geronimo singles chronology
"Tayo"
(2013)
"Kilometro"
(2014)
"Perfectly Imperfect "
(2015)

In July 2015, Sarah Geronimo, with her song "Kilometro", represented the Philippines in the 10th International Song Contest: The Global Sound, hosted by an Australian jury, as one of the 70 semi-finalists from different countries all over the world and later on advanced as one of the top 25 finalists. At the final round, it won the "Gold Global Sound" Award as the top recognition.[2]

Music videoEdit

Background and releaseEdit

The music video was directed by Paul Basinillo. It premiered on MTV Pinoy channel on November 26, 2014.[3] It also premiered on the official YouTube channel of VIVA on November 27, 2014.[4]

Cover versionsEdit

In June 2015, Filipino-American boy band The Filharmonic recorded an a cappella version of the song which was posted to their official YouTube channel. The Voice Kids contenders Lyca Gairanod and Darlene Vibares performed the song on It's Showtime on May 14, 2015. Team Sarah alumni Jason Dy performed the song on Kris TV in October 2015. Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand Finalist and 2nd placer Sam Mangubat performed the song on the competition's "Ang Huling Tapatan Day 4." Filipino Band The Juans covered the song on Wish 107.5 FM Bus. In January 2016, American Children's Choir Chicago Men and DiMension Chicago Children's Choir chose the song to perform on World Music Festival 2016 in Chicago. In April 2016, Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids contestant AC Bonifacio chose Sarah Geronimo to emulate, she performed Kilometro for the show's grand finals. Aside from different song covers, there are also various dance covers of the song "Kilometro" online.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Release historyEdit

The song premiered on different radio stations across the Philippines on September 17, 2014. Upon its release, it topped the MYX Chart for several weeks.

 
Sarah Geronimo performing in her Concert at Monaco, November 22, 2008.

Media usageEdit

Awards and recognitionEdit

Sarah Geronimo won the 10th International Singing Contest: The Global Sound for her song "Kilometro." Geronimo beat out 25 other countries and their corresponding singers to win the Gold Global Sound award.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Entertainment | Philstar Mobile". m.philstar.com. Retrieved 1 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "10th International Song Contest: The Global Sound Results - YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved 1 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Watch out for the premiere of Sarah Geronimo's KILOMETRO". Facebook. MTV Pinoy. Retrieved 26 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Kilometro (Official Music Video with lyrics) SARAH GERONIMO - YouTube". m.youtube.com. Retrieved 1 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Wish 107.5 (2017-03-30), The Juans cover "Kilometro" (Sarah Geronimo) LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus, retrieved 2017-04-09 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Your Face Sounds Familiar (2017-04-08), Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Finale: AC Bonifacio as Sarah Geronimo - Kilometro, retrieved 2017-04-09 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ ABS-CBN Entertainment (2015-05-14), Lyca and Darlene sing Ikot-ikot & Kilometro on It's Showtime, retrieved 2017-04-09 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ The Filharmonic (2015-06-20), Kilometro - Sarah Geronimo: The Filharmonic (A Cappella Cover), retrieved 2017-04-09 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Laurel Holden (2016-01-31), Kilometro--Popular Philippine Tagalog song, retrieved 2017-04-09 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ ABS-CBN Entertainment (2015-10-20), Kris TV: Jason Dy belts out 'Kilometro', retrieved 2017-04-09 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Jollibee Philippines (YouTube) (2020-01-17), Jollibee Burger Steak: Beefy na, Saucy pa!, retrieved 2020-01-17 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ http://entertainment.inquirer.net/176849/sarah-geronimo-wins-intl-singing-tilt#ixzz3qUu5e0KW>