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OPM artists shine in the 3rd Wish Music Awards

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

MANILA, Philippines — OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

Awarded last night were artists and groups that stood out in their respective genres like R&B, pop, ballad, alternative rock, urban and contemporary folk.

For the second time, Morissette was the big winner of the night.

She bagged the Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year, Wish Artist of the Year and the Wish Reactors’ Choice.

She also received bronze, silver and the first ever gold awards as part of the Wishclusive Elite Circle.

Her own rendition of the hit song “Chandelier” got more than 20 million views, her rendition of “Against All Odds” has over 30 million views, while her performance of the “Secret Love Song” got more than 52 million views.

“Thank you Wish for being a platform for us artists to perform and share our talents not only here in the Philippines but abroad as well. And there are so many people, the YouTube reactors, and foreigners patronize Wish and OPM. With this, congratulations to everyone,” said Morissette.

Rising star Moira dela Torre also won in the event with her song “Malaya” that has 12 million views. It won as the Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year, Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year and bronze award for the Wishclusive Elite Circle.

“Thank you for making that avenue where everyone can celebrate OPM because OPM is OPM whether indie or mainstream,” said Moira.

KZ Tandingan also entered the Wishclusive Elite Circle with her Wishclusive performances of the OPM hit-song “Tadhana” and her rendition of Two Less Lonely People, which each have 25 million views.

Her song “Labo” also won the Urban Song of the Year.

“Thank you so much, guys. I’m just a vessel in this world and I’m just very thankful that saw my love in music,” said KZ Tandingan.

Meanwhile, rapper Flict-G received the Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year and bronze award for his song “Nakakamiss” featuring Curse-One, Dello and Smugglaz.

“They are all good. Every one of us deserves these trophies. The biggest winner is OPM industry,” said the rapper.

Other OPM artists Jay R, Jona, TJ Monterde at and 5th Gen also bagged awards.

Among the new awardees are the Extrapolation, Ben&Ben, IV of Spades and Tom’s Story.

This year’s music event also included its first-ever Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist category, which was bagged by Dua Lipa for her performance of “Blow Your Mind.”

“I never thought that that simple whisper of ‘Wish 107.5’ will really go a long way. The fervent wish, in the beginning, grew into more of a commitment and this third installment of Wish Music Award, Filipino music, Filipino artists and the Filipino race are all wanting to conquer the global music scene,” said Kuya Daniel Razon. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue



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5 Hopefuls vie for first-ever Wishcovery title

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

WISHFULS. The five singing hopefuls of Wish 1075’s innovative online singing competition, Wishcovery, are all set to conquer the Big Dome tonight.

MANILA, Philippines —From the original 20 singing Wishfuls, it has now come down to five.

Wishcovery’s grand finals night promises a singing showdown among the five rising talents: the multi-instrumentalist of Batangas Carmela Ariola; the band vocalist from Cavite Hacel Bartolome; the young, senior high school student from Bicol Kimberly Baluzo, the tourism management student from Bulacan Louie Anne Culala and the competition’s wild card pick, singer-beatboxer from Makati, Princess Sevillena.

Launched in September 2017, Wishcovery is Wish 107.5’s innovative online singing competition that aims to discover aspiring musical talents with exceptional voices from across the country.

The five Wishfuls are all excited and prepared for their final performances.

“Great achievement kasi sabi ko nga po one of my dreams is magkaroon o makapagperform ng solo sa Araneta and this time matutupad na siya,” said Kimberly.

(This is a great achievement. As I’ve said, one of my dreams is to have a solo performance at Araneta; it will come true this time.)

“Sa tulong po ng Wish 107.5, sa mga binigay nilang (With the help of Wish 107.5 and all the) training and how they helped us to develop our personalities and our talents, I could say that the five of us are ready na,” said Carmela.

The Wishfuls also promised their supporters to give their best as their way to thank them.

“Mas gagalingan ko and ipapakita ko yung something na hindi ko pa napakita sa mga previous performances ko,” said Louie Anne.

(I will do better and will show something that I have not yet shown before in my previous performances.)

“Matatag ang Princess Warriors, kayang-kaya nila and ako din syempre kailangang mas maging matatag kasi ako yung lalaban para sa kanila,” said Princess.

(The Princes Warriors are tough, so I should be tougher because I will be fighting for them.)

“Hanggang ngayon, hanggang matapos, hanggang makapagperform ako, pusuan ko po. Pupusuan ko para sa kanila,” said Hacel.

( From now until the end, until my performance, I will give it my all. I will put my heart into it for them.)

Meanwhile, power viewing of the grand finalists’ final Wish Bus performances ended at noon on Monday. Princess, as the top is now secured of 15% of her score for the much-awaited grand finals night to be held at Smart Araneta Coliseum, March 27  at 7:00 p.m.— Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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Wishful 5 sign contract with BMPI and Star Music

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The Wishful 5 together with officials from BMPI and Star Music during the contract signing

MANILA, Philippines — Big projects are in the offing for Wishcovery’s grand finalists.

This after the Wishful 5 Carmela Ariola, Kimberly Baluzo, Hacel Bartolome, Louie Anne Culala and Princess Sevillena inked two contracts this week.

First, with Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI).

“Our Wishcovery grand finalists will have a five-year contract with BMPI talent center. Meaning, ima-manage natin ‘yung career nila and of course, ipropromote natin sila as professional singers and all these plans para sa mga darating na taon sa career nila,”  said BMPI Vice President for Radio Bong Etorma.

(Our Wishcovery grand finalists will have a five-year contract with BMPI talent center. It means, we will manage their careers and promote them as professional singers and all these plans in the coming years.)

And second, with the Star Music family, who officially welcomed them on Thursday.

The grand finalists join the label’s roster of recording artists including notable OPM singers like Christian Bautista, KZ Tandingan, Juris Fernandez, Morissette among others.

“Abangan ninyo ‘yung mga individual singles nila kasi magre-release kami ng original songs. Hindi na lang covers ‘yung ilalabas nila, a song that they can call their own talaga,” said  Star Music Audio Content Head Jonathan Manalo.

(Watch out for their individual singles because we are releasing original songs. They will not be performing covers alone but a song that they can really call their own.)

The contract signing also marked the official partnership of Star Music and Wish FM.

“Masayang masaya kami sa (We are very happy for) Wish in behalf of our Wishfuls and in behalf of the company dahil nakita namin ito ( because we see this) as an opportunity and start that there will also be a lot more collaboration between Star Music and Wish,” said BMPI Vice President for TV and Marketing Jay Eusebio.

Meanwhile, at 9 pm on Friday, the last Wishclusive performances of the Wishful 5 for the competition will be available for viewing at Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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Asia’s Phoenix Morissette wows public with world-class talent at first major solo concert

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Asia’s Phoenix, Morissette Amon, showcased her talent at her first major solo concert produced by Wish 107,5 FM “Morissette Is Made” held at Smart-Araneta Coliseum on February 20, 2018. (Charlie Miñon / Fred Alvior / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — Morissette proved she is a true Filipino pride as she showcased her world-class talent at her first major solo concert at the Big Dome.

Fans applauded as the young diva gave it all out in every performance.

Asia’s Phoenix also delighted Wishers with her live performance of the songs that brought her to the international scene through her Wishclusives.

Morissette amazed not only her Filipino audience but also her foreign fans.

Some international YouTube reactors flew to the Philippines from the United States of America and Australia just to see the concert.

“It’s definitely worth the trip,” said Shaylem Te Paiho, a YouTube reactor. “It’s a completely different experience hearing her sing live and it’s like even better than what I could have imagined so I’m very happy to be here,” he added.

“Hearing her voice, just hearing it live kind of sucks you in. You just kind of get hypnotized,” said Gabe Bermudez, one of the YT reactors from Adobo Sandwich channel.

“You’re amazing. You’re putting the Philippines on the map. I mean she stuns so much during the Asia’s Song Festival and just really getting out there,” said Kayla Bermudez, also a reactor from Adobo Sandwich.

“I know that she’s becoming more well-known through the Wish bus and in America and just keep doing what she’s doing. She’s amazing,” added Kyla.

Apart from her supporters, Morissette thanked Wish 107.5, the producer of her concert.

She also promised to sing again on the Wish bus for her fans.

“To the whole Wish family and to the whole BMPI, maraming, maraming salamat po. Kuya Daniel, thank you so much po sa tiwala niyo. Unang-una syempre sa Wish talaga nagsimula iyon eh. Nagbukas po talaga iyong audience ko because of Wish and I was brought to the international scene because of Wish also so I’m very, very excited to be back on the Wish bus and to share again my talent doon.

“To the whole Wish family and to the whole BMPI, thank you very much. Kuya Daniel, thank you so much for your trust. First of all, Wish was the one that started it. My audience opened because of Wish and I was brought to the international scene because of Wish also so I’m very, very excited to be back on the Wish bus and to share again my talent there,” said Morissette. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue


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