Morissette, Darren Espanto, Bugoy Drilon among first members of WISHclusive Elite Circle
admin • January 18, 2017 • 9703
The first members of WISHclusive Elite Circle: Morisette Amon, Darren Espanto and Bugoy Drilon.
Driven by the power of social media, 2016 saw the phenomenal rise of Wish 107.5’s online digital platforms.
The station’s YouTube channel is now being recognized both here and abroad for its wide array of WISHclusive performances by top-notch artists.
Wish 107.5 shows it will persist in introducing innovative concepts that revolutionize musical experience.
As such, the station has launched the WISHclusive Elite Circle, coinciding with the second Wish Music Awards.
Music acts whose WISHclusive videos have garnered at least 10 million YouTube views will be part of the Elite Circle.
Yearly, artists are eligible to be given recognition, depending on the milestone achieved which is based on the number of views at year-end – Bronze Award (10 million views), Silver Award (25 million views), Gold Award (50 million views), Platinum (75 million views) and Diamond (100 million views).
Here are the recipients of 2nd WMA’s highest citations:
Morissette – “Secret Love Song” 19 million+ views
Darren Espanto – “Chandelier” 15.8 million+ views
Morissette – “Against All Odds” 11 million+ views
Bugoy Drilon – “One Day” 10 million+ views
The second WMA was held on January 16, Monday, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
A new breed of OPM singer-songwriters is about to hit the digital space.
On September 29, Wish 107.5 is set to premiere “Wishcovery Originals” on its YouTube channel. Serving as the third edition of the radio station’s online talent search, the show aims to discover and give a platform to aspiring Filipino artists who can both perform and compose their own songs.
“What we’re looking for right now is a singer and composer. We want, this time, the composer to express his feelings through songs that he himself wrote,” Kuya Daniel Razon, the creator of the competition and the main man behind Wish 107.5, remarked in a previous statement.
The first two seasons of the show focused on the singing prowess of the contenders.
Series of Eliminations
Touting a brand-new concept for Wishcovery, Wish 107.5 is on a mission to scout, introduce, and hone promising music makers in the country. It opened its auditions last June and has since received hundreds of entries from singing-songwriting acts online and via the Wish 107.5 Bus.
Out of these hopefuls, only a select few will have the chance to showcase their talent and songs on the competition proper.
After the program’s pilot episode — which is dedicated to giving the audience a walkthrough of what to expect throughout the show’s run — a series of weekly and monthly eliminations will take place.
Every Sunday, four contenders will battle it out on the weekly eliminations, the winners of which will advance to the monthly finals. Featuring a brand-new song for this stage, the top contender will earn a spot in the grand finals and a cash prize worth Php 20,000.
For the weekly battles, the scores will solely come from the panel of judges, which includes Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino, the country’s King of R&B Jay R, and veteran hitmaker-producer Jungee Marcelo.
For the monthly eliminations, the judges will only take up 75 percent of the total scores. The remaining 25 percent will come from the power-viewing statistics of the contenders’ Wish Bus performances to be uploaded on a dedicated platform for these videos, the Wishcovery YouTube channel.
Despite this fierce competition, exciting rewards await the grand winner of the show.
As in the previous editions of Wishcovery, Wish 107.5 will give a whopping set of prizes for the show’s grand champion — Php 1 million in cash, a recording contract worth Php 1 million, a brand-new car, and a house and lot.
Follow the journey of aspiring Filipino singer-songwriters and hear new OPM songs on Wishcovery Originals! The show, which will air every Sunday on Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/wish1075official), will premiere on September 29. Meanwhile, full videos of the contenders’ Wish Bus performances will be available on the Wishcovery YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2kJ4Oyn).
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Before their much-awaited grand finals night at the Big Dome on February 26, the Wishcovery Season 2 grand finalists serenaded the music lovers in Antipolo Rizal on Tuesday night.
They claimed having mixed emotions as they got together for the first time to sing the composition of their Composer-Wishcoverer in front of a live audience.
Aside from their one-of-a-kind experience, the Wishcoveree grand finalists said they will cherish the happy memories they have shared despite the stiff competition.
They also said they are in awe of the concept of Wishcovery Season 2 and the opportunities that Wish 107.5 had presented not only to them as aspiring singers in the country but also to their chosen beneficiaries.
The eight Wishcoverees claimed that it is a wish-come-true for them to perform in such huge venue.
The Wishcovery Season 2: The Singer and The Song finals night will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 26. — Maris Federez (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
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