Moira Dela Torre

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Moira Dela Torre
Born
Moira Rachelle Bustamante Cruzado Dela Torre

(1993-11-04) November 4, 1993 (age 25)
Olongapo, Philippines
OccupationSinger-songwriter
Years active2011–present
Spouse(s)
Jason Marvin Hernandez (m. 2019)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Labels
Associated acts

Moira Rachelle Bustamante Cruzado Dela Torre (born November 4, 1993)[2][3] is a Filipina singer-songwriter. She rose to fame for her covers of Imago's "Sundo" and Moonstar88's "Torete", as well as the Himig Handog-winning single "Titibo-tibo".

Career[edit]

Dela Torre's career started as a voice artist working on corporate jingles and theme songs: including McDonald's "Hooray for Today", Surf's "Pinalaki", and Johnson & Johnson's "Signature of Love".[3]

2013–2014: The Voice of the Philippines[edit]

Dela Torre joined the first season of The Voice of the Philippines,[4] impressing Coach apl.de.ap with her rendition of the song "Hallelujah" of Bamboo Mañalac, and became part of the Team Apl. She advanced to the battle rounds of the competition where she was picked to sing "One Night Only" together with Cara Manglapus and Penelope Matanguihan. She was eliminated as Penelope Matanguihan won the battle round.[5]

2014: First single and debut EP[edit]

She released her first single titled "Love Me Instead" through her debut EP album titled Moira.

2016–present: Breakthrough[edit]

Dela Torre performed singles for the official soundtracks of the romantic films Camp Sawi and Love You to the Stars and Back.

In October 2017, she performed in the finals of the songwriting and music video competition Himig Handog. Dela Torre's interpretation of the Libertine Amistoso song "Titibo-tibo" made her the Grand Winner.[6] By late October, she became a member of the acoustic group ASAP Jambayan.

In February 2018, her first concert "Tagpuan" sold out in four days on its first night; it was directed by John Prats. Due to public demand, the concert had a second night.[citation needed] Her 2018 debut album, Malaya, featured her hit singles "Malaya" and "Tagpuan".[7] By December 2018, she became Spotify's No. 1 most streamed artist in the Philippines.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Dela Torre is a devout Christian, but has said that "I don't like imposing my convictions on other people". She considers writing and performing worship songs her passion.[9] Dela Torre married singer Jason Marvin Hernandez on January 14, 2019.[10]

Of her "ritual" before performing, Dela Torre told the Philippine magazine Yes!, "Before performing, I just go to the banyo [restroom] and poop. Otherwise, I'll just fart [while performing], which I've done a number of times."[2] She also revealed that two months after her marriage, she underwent a botched nose job, from which she recovered three months later while confined at home. According to Dela Torre, the non-invasive procedure had resulted in necrosis that put her "at high risk of being blind, of aneurysm, of heart attack, and stroke." Despite this, she said she had forgiven the surgeon who carried out the procedure and did not file a complaint.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Search for the Idol Philippines Herself Judge

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

EPs

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017 Star Awards for Movie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year "Malaya" (Camp Sawi) Nominated
Himig Handog 1st Best Song (Grand Winner) "Titibo-tibo" Won
2018 3rd Wish 107.5 FM Music Awards Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year "Malaya" Won
Wish Artist of the Year Herself Nominated
Wishclusive Viral Videos of the Year "Malaya" Awarded
Wishclusive Elite Circle—Bronze Award "Malaya" Awarded
2019 4th Wish 107.5 Music Awards[12] Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year "Huli Na Ba Ang Lahat" (with IV of Spades) Nominated
Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year "Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw" (with December Avenue) Nominated
Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year "Tagu-Taguan" Nominated
Wish R&B Song of the Year "Knots" (with Nieman) Nominated
Wish Artist of the Year Herself Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "artist". abs-cbn.com.
  2. ^ a b "Spotlight". Yes!. Philippines: Summit Media. April 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Where Did Moira Dela Torre Get Inspiration for her Hit Song 'Malaya'". Inquirer.Net. December 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet the voice behind the McDo PH jingle". ABS-CBN News. June 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "'Little Big Shots': Boy fulfills dream of recording song with Moira dela Torre". ABS-CBN News. December 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "'Titibo-Tibo' interpreted by Moira wins Himig Handog 2017". ABS-CBN News. November 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "AUDIO JUNKIE: Hits from Pinoy movies, series and 'Istorya'". Manila Bulletin. January 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Cagape, Kristhoff. "Moira dela Torre is Spotify's No. 1 Most Streamed local artist | PUSH.COM.PH: Your ultimate showbiz hub!". push.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Moira dela Torre on writing worship songs: "It's my passion talaga"". PUSH.com. ABS-CBN Digital Media. August 12, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2019. As a Christian, I don't find any other way to live my life than to be guided by his Word. [...] I don't like imposing my convictions on other people.
  10. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Moira dela Torre and Jason Marvin Hernandez's garden wedding". Rappler. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  11. ^ Guno, Niña (August 15, 2019). "Moira Dela Torre reveals risk of going blind due to nose job gone wrong". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "The 4th Wish 107.5 Music Awards: Nominees, New Categories, and More". Wish 107.5. December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.

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