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"Lyric and Beat: The Cinema Cut" now exclusively available on iWantTFC

October 05, 2022 AT 01:42 AM

"Lyric and Beat: The Cinema Cut"  now exclusively available on iWantTFC

iWantTFC offers a new viewing experience via a two-part movie version of the year's breakout Filipino musical series

HOLLYWOOD, CA, October 4, 2022 - After its premiere back in August on the world's leading Filipino streaming platform, iWantTFC, the original musical series, "Lyric and Beat", concluded its summer fun run with a bang last September 23. It enthralled viewers with an unforgettable showdown between Lyric and Beat's Team Werpa (with the Prime Belters) from the Philippine National Conservatory of Music and Grae's Modern Pop from the School of Modern Pop as they clashed for gold in the National Music Competition.  
With the highly encouraging worldwide reception for its first original musical series, iWantTFC rewards the show's fans with an exclusive offering of the two-part "Lyric and Beat: The Cinema Cut".  The first part was made available on the platform last September 30 and can now be viewed on demand by Premium subscribers outside the Philippines.  The second part will drop on October 7.
A New Generation of Talent
Why was "Lyric and Beat" a breakout digital series?  
The musical numbers were the main push.  It's hard to find a TV series now that dishes out one song-and-dance number after another while telling a story because it requires a lot from the cast and production.  Moreover, to give the iconic Filipino composer Jonathan Manalo's discography a fresh twist and incorporate his songs into a story is the stuff that big Broadway or Hollywood productions do.  It's not easy.  And viewers appreciated the huge efforts.
Next, the cast is top-notch. If curious folks are interested in finding out what the new Filipino artists are capable of delivering as far as performance is concerned, they will not be disappointed with "Lyric and Beat".  The cast of next generation talents Andrea Brillantes (Lyric), Seth Federlin (Beat), Darren Espanto (Jazz), AC Bonifacio (Cadence), Kyle Echarri (Grae), Sheena Belarmino (Melissa), Jeremy G (Stevie), Angela Ken (Virlyn) and Awra Briguela (Unique) all proved they can give out great energy and create good chemistry. They lived up to the hype and expectations.  The solid backing of a supporting cast of acting and singing heavyweights like Agot Isidro, Nyoy Volante, Lito Pimentel, Jett Pangan, Joel Saracho, Lilet Esteban, Pinky Amador and others helped elevate the performances and moved the narrative fluidly.


Director Dolly Dulu was steady and focused, making sure that nobody forgot that at the heart of all the acting, singing and dancing was a story about chasing one's dreams in the midst of challenges, with (or sometimes without) the love and support of family and friends.
Dulu also mentioned that the last time ABS-CBN Entertainment (producer of the show together with Dreamscape Entertainment) did a musical series on TV was 15 years ago via "Idol", starring Sarah Geronimo and Sam Milby.  "Lyric and Beat" was a long time coming, and thankfully, it energized TV for musicals anew, opening doors to more similar projects.
Experience a new way of viewing "Lyric and Beat" with its two-part cinema cut or enjoy streaming the entire 8-episode series on iWantTFC (iOs and Android) and website (, available with a Premium subscription for users outside the Philippines. New eligible users can enjoy a free trial. 
Watch iWantTFC on a larger screen with select devices, including VEWD, ROKU, and Amazon Fire streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV (in Australia), and VIDAA in select countries. Visit for a complete list of compatible devices, sign-in instructions, and account activation. 
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