Thor (singer)

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Thor Dulay
Birth nameEttore Bungabong Dulay
Born (1980-12-02) 2 December 1980 (age 39) [1]
Panabo, Davao, Philippines
Occupation(s)Singer, vocal coach, backing vocalist
Years active2001–present
LabelsEvolution Music (2004)
Warner Music Philippines (2004)
Ivory Records (2007–2009)
Star Music (2014–present)
Star Magic (2014–present)
Associated acts Nina

Ettore Dulay, better known by his stage name Thor Dulay or simply as Thor, is a Filipino singer-songwriter and vocal coach.

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Biography

Born in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, he was a choirboy who began singing professionally at the age of nineteen. He finished his high school at Maryknoll High School of Panabo. [2]

Musical career

He graduated from Ateneo de Davao University before trying his luck in Manila with his band, Extreme Mix, now known as Myxtreme. He has also provided backing vocals for artists such as Luke Mejares and Jay-R. [3]

His debut album was released in 2004 by Evolution Music, distributed by Warner Music. [2]

Duets with Thor & Mccoy was a regular feature on Wave 89.1 and tracks from this were collected for his second solo album Soul Obsessions: Duets With Thor. [3]

He was a part of Satya Project, an R&B-Soul-Jazz band led by Marcos Sainz and Juan Galiardo. [4] The band recorded their first album, Shine A Light, in Spain. [1] [4] He was able to perform as front act for David Foster at the Araneta, won an Awit Award in 2004 for Best Collaboration with Nina, and another award in 2005 for the cut Kasalanan Nga Ba?" as Best Theme Song for that year's MMFF.

As a backing vocalist, Thor worked with several musical bands for various television shows such as Gandang Gabi Vice. [5]

Personal life

He is married to non-showbiz wife Mai Dulay, with his baby boy.

Dulay is a graduate of Ateneo de Davao University.

2013: The Voice of the Philippines

He auditioned for the first season of The Voice of the Philippines, which aired on ABS-CBN on Saturday, 15 June 2013. He sang "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston that had all four coaches offer him a place on their respective teams. [6] He ultimately picked apl.de.ap to be his coach. [7]

Performances/results

ShowSongOriginal artistOrderResult
Blind Audition"I Have Nothing" " [8] [9] Whitney Houston 7 Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac and Apl.de.Ap
Dulay joined Apl.de.Ap's Team.
Battle Rounds"I'll Make Love to You" (against Sir Lord Lumibao) [10] Boyz II Men 1Winner
Week 1/Top 24"Narito" Gary Valenciano 5Safe
Week 3/Top 16"Lately" Stevie Wonder 8
Week 5/Top 8"Umagang Kay Ganda" (against Janice Javier) Basil Valdez 4
Semi-final"Climb Ev'ry Mountain" The Sound of Music 7Eliminated

2014–present: Philpop 2014 and fourth studio album

On 26 July 2014, Thor took part as an interpreter for the song entry titled "The Only One" written by Venelyn San Pedro at the third Philippine Popular Music Festival. On 30 January 2015, he released his fourth studio album titled "Master Of Soul" under ABS-CBN's Star Music. [11] The music video for its carrier single is "Paano Ko Sasabihin" premiered on 25 January. [12] [13]

Discography

Studio album

ArtistAlbumTracksYearRecords
ThorThorBelieve in Me
Someday, Somewhere, Somehow
Wonderland
I'll Always Stay in Love
Live Versions
2004 Warner Music
ThorSoul Obsessions: Duets With Thor & Mccoy RamosOBB Intro
Be My Number Two (feat. MYMP)
What About Love
Spend My Life With You
Whenever You Call (feat. Nina)
Suddenly
Everytime I Close My Eyes
The Girl Is Mine
You Don't Know Me
I'm Ready
Just One Dance
Home
2007 Ivory Records
ThorThe MoonwalkerGot To Be There
Happy
I'll Be There
Ben
Music And Me
One Day in Your Life
Human Nature
Rock With You
Man in the Mirror
Way You Make Me Feel
Blame It on the Boogie
She's Out of My Life
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
You Are Not Alone
2009 Ivory Records
ThorMaster of SoulI Miss You
I Have Nothing
I Finally Found Someone
Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang
Bakit Kung Sino Pa
Paano Ko Sasabihin
'Di Nagpaalam
Kung Talagang Wala Na Tayo
Di Na Maibabalik
There's No Easy Way to Break Somebody's Heart
Ikaw Na Lamang Siya
Paano Ko Sasabihin (Souledout Remix)
2015 Star Music

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  2. 1 2 Martinez-Belen, Crispina (2010) "Three Gifted Artists Perk Up 360 Nightly", Manila Bulletin , 16 September 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2011
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