Wish Bus USA all set for the much-awaited debut in Hollywood
Marje Pelayo • October 8, 2018 • 4971
LOS ANGELES, USA – The iconic Wish Bus is all set for its much-awaited debut in Hollywood on October 8 (Monday) local time.
According to resident DJ Robin Nievera, aside from Filipinos, the Wish Bus will also welcome local artists from across the United States to sing on board for their music to be heard and have their Wishclusive videos seen on YouTube.
“We’re also going to find international acts, locale people from here to come on the bus. Anyone is invited on the bus as long as they sing their own songs and bring their flavor to it. Everyone is invited. So we’re going to get a bigger variety of genres, people and personalities on their own, (in) this bus,” he said.
The Filipino original Wish Bus is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video facilities, an all-automatic technical room and installed with high definition cameras in all angles for that superb audio and video quality.
The “driver’s pit” also has a camera so that the DJ will be able to talk to the driver while on live broadcast as they travel through tourist destinations in a specific location.
To add to the excitement, DJ Robin said the Wish Bus has a lot more surprises in store as it hit the road starting with California and hopefully across states.
“That’s gonna be a surprise. That’s gonna be something that we’re all gonna talk about here on the bus but that’s gonna be something that we’re looking for to do,” he said.
The Wish Bus will have Filipino balladeer Christian Bautista and Los Angeles YouTube singing sensation Karensita on board as the first feature artists for the iconic bus’ pilot broadcast at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Wish Bus’ official daily live airing will start at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time (7:00 a.m. in the Philippines) up to 12 midnight in California.
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).
Actor Kevin Hart suffered major injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles early on Sunday morning (September 1), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.
Hart, 40, was being driven in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda shortly after midnight on Mulholland Highway when the driver lost control of the car and it tumbled down an embankment, the CHP said in a statement.
CHP did not elaborate on the nature of Hart’s injuries, but TMZ reported that he injured his back.
The driver, Jared Black, also suffered major injuries in the accident, the CHP said. He was not under the influence of alcohol at the time, the CHP added.
Hart, who is known for his stand-up comedy and comic roles in movies including “Ride Along,” was able to leave the scene of the crash with a second passenger, who was not badly hurt, and head to his home nearby to get medical attention, the CHP said.
Hart was eventually taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and the driver was taken to another hospital. (Production: Kia Johnson)
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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