This couple got engaged at ‘Braver Moira’ concert in Davao
Aileen Cerrudo • August 19, 2019 • 2147
Colorful lights shined on people’s faces. Some held their phones trying to capture the moment, while others were singing along with Moira dela Torre.
Everyone was in the zone enjoying the “Braver Moira” concert in Davao City last Friday—except for one person.
Fritz Lester Asis could not stop fidgeting in his seat. He has been feeling nervous for days. Fritz told his girlfriend he was just going to the restroom but in truth, he was preparing to propose to her.
Moira and her husband Jason Hernandez began singing “Ikaw at Ako”.
“Handa ako sa walang hanggan…. (I’m ready for forever),” the song’s words floated through the crowd.
Fritz couldn’t help but get emotional. “Ito kasing proposal na ito matagal ko na itong pinag-isipan, (I have been thinking about this proposal for a long time),” Fritz said.
According to Fritz, there had been tons of opportunities for him to propose but fear held him back.
“Marami na kaming mga special moments like during trips with her family. Iyong last time sa Baguio, sa Bataan parang wala talaga akong confidence that time na gawin, (There had been a lot of special moments, like during trips with her family. Last time was in Baguio, then Bataan. I had no confidence that time),” he added.
Mariz Laraño, meanwhile, thought Moira called her onstage for winning in a raffle draw.
Waiting expectantly on stage, Mariz saw Fritz come up as well, and that’s when she knew — “This is it,” she said.
“Nasa kaniya na lahat nang hinahanap ko: very caring, loving, genuine love talaga ang binibigay kaya, — [it’s a] “yes” of course, (He has all the traits I’ve been looking for: very caring, loving. He gives genuine love. So, it’s a “yes” of course,” Mariz said. —AAC (with reports from Janice Ingente)
This has been a good year for Wish 107.5 as they power through to remain as the number one FM YouTube channel in the country after reaching seven million subscribers on October 28.
It was in March this year when Wish 107.5 reached 5 million subscribers. A few months after, 6 million subscribers was reached and it continued to rise to 7 million.
Wish FM has never stopped to live up to its name as the ‘Gateway to the World’ for local artist as they showcase talents from all around the country through the Wish Bus. This proves that Original Filipino Music (OPM) continues to flourish.
Wish is also known as the ‘Music Station with a Heart’ for their various forms of advocacy, from recognizing talented local artists to providing assistance to their chosen charity.—AAC
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
Morissette Amon inside the Wish 1075 mobile studio
Morissette’s WISHclusive performance of “Secret Love Song” once again proved its virality after it was included in YouTube Rewind‘s Top 10 Trending Music Videos in the Philippines for 2016.
The effortlessly-belted out rendition was the second most-watched video in the list, only coming behind Chainsmokers VEVO’s lyric video of “Closer.”
Morissette, who earned four nominations for the upcoming 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards, covered the international smash from Little Mix back in August. Since then, it has been viewed at least 15.6 million times.
This video, competing for the Best WISHclusive Performance by a Female Artist award, was also the fastest on the Wish 107.5 YouTube Channel to reach the one-million mark since its premiere — only a week!
The other videos that made it to this year’s roster of Trending Music Videos in the country includes Kristel Fulgar’s “Secret Love Song,” Viva Records’ MV of James Reid’s “Randomantic,” and ABS-CBN Star Music’s MV of Ylona Garcia and Bailey May’s “O Pag-ibig,” among others. (Check this out for the complete list).
Annually, the popular video-sharing website releases the comprehensive list “celebrating the videos, people, music and moves” that became viral for a certain year. Apart from the videos that made the rounds in the global online community, YouTube also shortlists phenomenal uploads that became popular in a particular country.
Check out Morissette’s thrilling rendition of “Secret Love Song” below:
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