Wishclusive performances of the first batch of wishful 20 now available online

admin   •   September 11, 2017   •   6567

MANILA, Philippines — “Good evening Wishers! You are now tuned in to the biggest and hippest online singing competition in the Philippines—Wishcovery!” said RnB royalty Kris Lawrence.

The first ever talent search of the Wish 107.5, the Wishcovery, has finally aired on digital space.

Last Saturday, the public witnessed how the unique online singing competition was conceptualized.

“That’s the reason why we also introduced Wishcovery not only to give chance to professional singers but also to those that really are aspiring to be known in the world of music,” said BMPI CEO and President Daniel Razon.

The pilot episode also featured the search for the wishful 20 from the on-ground and online auditions.

The resident reactors of the competition were also presented. They are the Philippines’ King of R&B, Jay-R; vocal coach Annie Quintos and music producer Jungee Marcelo.

Seventy percent of scores of the wishful 20’s performance will come from the reactors. Their performances will be held on board the first and only FM station-on-wheels — the Wish bus.

Meanwhile, 30% of the scores will come from the public’s pulse through power viewing of their favorite wishful.

The wishful 20 is divided into 4 groups.

One batch will perform every week, and candidates who will make it to the next round will be announced on the Wishcovery episode aired every Saturday.

Viewers can watch the Wishclusive performances of the first batch of the wishful 20 on the YouTube channel of Wish 107.5 starting 9 in the evening, September 11.

The official counting of YouTube views is until Friday, at 12 noon.

The first ever Wishcovery grand champion will take home two million peso-worth of cash and contract, a brand new car and a house and lot.

Aside from these prices, the grand winner will also have the opportunity to be known worldwide.

“The only thing that would make Wishcovery different from other singing competitions is that it is one way of introducing our Filipino singers not only to the Filipinos but introducing our talent as Filipinos all over the globe,” said Daniel Razon.

“Those that will win in our Wishcovery will be part of our world tour that will actually showcase talent of not only these singers who will join us on the world tour, but also the amateur singers that will win in this Wishcovery contest” he added. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

Davao singer-songwriter wins Wishcovery Originals

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Davao singer-songwriter Peniel Roxas has been hailed as the grand champion of Wishcovery Originals for her original composition, ‘Poet’s Path’.

The Wish 107.5-produced singing-songwriting competition returned to the center stage after a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns to showcase the talent of Filipino songwriters and performers.

The 20-year-old alternative folk musician won the hearts of judges and listeners with her musical masterpiece during the final showdown on Sunday (November 7) at the LausGroup Event Centre in Pampanga.

Her grand finals entry, according to Roxas, is about her complicated relationship with songwriting.

“I have a bit of a complicated relationship with [writing]. As much as it helps me make sense of what I’m feeling, it’s still a bit hard, especially when [I] write something down and realize that there’s kind of a bittersweet feeling or anticlimactic feeling to it — Okay, now what? But at the end of the day, I would still turn to it. I would still turn to the poet’s path,” she said.

Roxas bested six other contenders from across the country. During the grand finals, their live performances comprised 80% of their final score while the remaining 20% came from the views on their Wishclusive videos during the power-viewing period from October 25 to November 5.

After winning at the grand finals, Roxas took home P1 million in cash, a P1 million-worth of recording contract under KDR Music House, a house and lot and a brand-new car.

Mei Teves of San Juan City was 1st runner-up and received P500,000 while Agusan del Sur-based acoustic band, White Caps, placed 2nd runner-up but still brought home a whopping P300,000.

The panel of judges was composed of Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino, multi-awarded composer Jungee Marcelo and the Philippines’ King of RnB JayR.

Meanwhile, Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) CEO and president, Daniel Razon believes that in the coming years, the Philippine music industry “will reap bountiful musical harvest” from the talent and hardwork of the contenders in the Wishcovery Originals

“With God’s help and mercy we’re finally here to celebrate artistry and raw talent of our grand finalists […] through the years we have become our local artists’ gateway to the world, a platform for both aspiring and legendary acts can perform inside the iconic Wish Bus and share their songs, their messages to the world. This is exactly what we want for our grand finalists to experience,” Razon said.

Sa pamamagitan ng Wishcovery Orginals, layon po namin na magtanim ng mga binhi ng magagaling na singer songwriters para sa kinabukasan ng OPM, (through Wishcovery Originals, it is our goal to cultivate talented singer-songwriters for the future of OPM),” he added. AAC

GMK hosts hailed as ‘Best Morning Show Hosts’ at PMPC Star Awards for TV

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—All hosts of UNTV’s morning show ‘Good Morning, Kuya’ (GMK) were hailed as ‘Best Morning Show Hosts’ at the 34th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television held on Sunday (October 17).

UNTV’s Kuya Daniel Razon, Angela Lagunzad, Angelo ‘Diego’ Castro III, Rheena Villamor, Barba-Cabodil-De Vera, Dr. Joseph Lee, and Dr. Bong Santiago have proven their dedication in providing morning entertainment and valuable information.

The recognition is based on content and on-air programming aired last 2019. The awards night had been delayed due to the pandemic but was eventually held digitally last Sunday.

Razon expressed his gratitude to the PMPC for the said recognition.

“Thank you for this award. It is with pleasure that I, on behalf of Good Morning Kuya co-hosts, received this wonderful recognition. I believe that PMPC knows and recognizes the many works that come into broadcasting a show,” he said.

“This award means a lot to the show and to the rest of the cast of Good Morning Kuya. I’d like to mention my appreciation to my co-hosts who have been there day-in and day-out, and the men and women who are working relentlessly in ensuring that the show airs daily. I appreciate all your hard work and dedication. Most importantly, thank God for this and to God be the Glory,” he added.

GMK airs every Monday to Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on UNTV and other social media platforms. AAC (with reports from Mirasol Abogadil)

PH Navy rescues 2 Malaysians, 2 Filipinos from capsized speedboat in Tawi-Tawi

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 11, 2021

 

The Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) on Friday rescued four passengers of a capsized speedboat in the vicinity of the seawaters off Sibutu Passage, Tawi-Tawi province.

Two Malaysian nationals and two Filipinos were rescued after the NFWM received information about a speedboat that capsized west of Bongao Island, Tawi-Tawi on October 7.

It was found that the speedboat capsized due to bad weather and unfavorable sea condition. The boat sank along with its light cargoes leaving the four floating in the water for 15 hours.

All four passengers suffered minor injuries and were exhausted after long hours of floating at sea waiting to be rescued. They were identified as Hassan Bin Sayadi, 59 years old, and Majid Bin Ajahun, 46 years old, both Malaysian nationals, while the two Filipinos were identified as Jerry Erni, 35 years old, and Solar De Leon, 40 years old.

The passengers said they came from Sabah and were en route to Bongao via Sibutu aboard their speedboat.

“Without the report of the commercial vessel and the rescue effort of the Philippine Navy, maybe we are already dead. This is our second life and we owe this to you,” said a teary-eyed Hassan Bin Sayadi in Malay.

The rescued individuals were turned over to the Fleet Medical Team of Naval Task Group Tawi-Tawi for proper medical attention. AAC

 

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