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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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Wish 107.5’s Wishful 5 gets warm welcome in Iloilo

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Wishful 5

Wish 107.5’s Wishful 5 has once again hit the road with the second leg of their Wishcovery concert tour in Iloilo City.

The singing talents of Philippines’ biggest online singing competition has recently embarked on a concert tour which kicked off in the Queen City of the South, Cebu City on September 11.

The second stop of their concert was held at Robinsons Place Pavia, where the Wish champions showcased their musical prowess to Ilongo wishers.

The singers were also joined by OPM’s veteran singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon and Wishcovery host R&B Prince Kris Lawrence who expressed gratitude to Illongo fans for their warm welcome and support.

Cabangon, who is set to take part in Wishcovery 2, expressed hope of discovering musical gems for his camp in the challenge.

As the audition for the next musical talents continues, Wish 107.5’s Wishcovery Season 2: “The Singer and The Song” is set to kick off this October on country’s No. 1 FM YouTube channel. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Leslie Longboen)

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Bugoy to Wish FM’s Kuya Daniel: ‘Thank you for granting my greatest wish’

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Bugoy Drilon in his sold-out first major solo concert, “Bugoy: One Day, One Decade” at the KIA Theater, September 25, 2018

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines OPM act Bugoy Drilon marked a decade of musical journey with his sold-out first major solo concert, “Bugoy: One Day, One Decade” at the KIA Theater last Tuesday, September 25.

Performing before a jam-packed house, the 28-year old recording artist showcased his versatility by rendering hits from various music genres — reggae, retro, ballad and pop.

 

Produced by Wish 107.5, with the support of its partners UNTV, Radyo La Verdad, Star Music, and Star Events, Drilon’s anniversary show impressed with a star-studded line-up of guest performers, including his music buddies, R&B crooners Daryl Ong and Michael Pangilinan, pop-rock superstar Yeng Constantino, soul supreme KZ Tandingan, The Voice runner-up and pop belter Klarisse De Guzman, Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 scholars Liezel Garcia, Cris Pastor, Hansen Nichols and Miguel Mendoza, Wishcovery’s grand champion Princess Sevillena and runners-up Kimberly Baluzo, Louie Anne Culala, Carmela Ariola, and Ace Bartolome.

 

Bugoy Drilon performing with Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan

 

From his humble beginnings as a farmer and a maintenance worker to recording artist, Bugoy has come a long way with his passion for music.

As the singer walked down memory lane and revisited his music throughout the years, he expressed gratitude to Wish 107.5’s innovator Kuya Daniel Razon.

“Thank you for granting my greatest wish – to have my own solo concert. Thank you for this great opportunity to show my talent,” said Bugoy.

Above all, he said he is thankful to God for the gift of singing, a talent he can share with the world.

For Kuya Daniel, a staunch supporter of Original Pinoy Music (OPM), the show is part of Wish 1075’s commitment to be the Filipino talents’ gateway to the world.

The concert concluded with Bugoy’s power performance of Matisyahu’s “One Day”, a song he first performed as a Wishclusive rendition in the Wish Bus with over 80 million views on YouTube. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Mon Jocson)

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Wish 1075 wins ‘Best FM Station’ at Animo Media Choice Awards

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

An Animo award for Wish 107.5 (PVI/Roanne Dychengco); DJ Alice and DJ Adam receiving the recognition (PVI/Rizelle Dychengco)

 

Wish 107.5 is the “Best FM Radio Station” in the first Animo Media Choice Awards of the De La Salle-Dasmariñas Alumni Association,  an award-giving body that recognizes personalities and organizations that show outstanding performance in the broadcast industry.

Wish 107.5 is the top choice for FM station by almost 2,000 alumni who voted.

“Wish FM was voted because the alumni believe that they are being entertained by Wish FM and like La Salle Dasmariñas, it represents our values,” said DLSU-Dasmariñas Alumni Association President Nathaniel Golla.

Wish 107.5 is known for its innovations in FM broadcasting, among which is the Wish Bus that drives around the city offering free live performances by celebrated artists.

The Wish Bus produces high-quality Wishclusive videos of Filipino and international artists which are viewed around the globe through its YouTube channel that has earned three million subscribers and over one billion views; making it the country’s no. 1 FM YouTube channel.

Wish’s advocacy is to extend help to others which are reflected through its various projects.

“We would like to thank DLSU-Dasma for this recognition especially since Wish is just a baby station. It’s just overwhelming that we’re able to get ‘Best FM Station’,” said DJ Alice.

“We are happy to know people are mimicking ‘Wish 107.5.’ To be part of something bigger than ourselves here, DJ Alice and I are very flattered and honored to be carrying out the plans and ideas of Kuya Daniel Razon,” said DJ Adam.

Meanwhile, Wish jock Alice was also nominated in the “Best Female DJ” category while Wish jock Robin for the “Best Male DJ”. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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