Manila, Philippines (September 7, 2017)Wishcovery, the newest online singing competition that aims to discover the next biggest singing sensation, is about to start 9 pm on Saturday, September 9 on Wish 107.5’s first YouTube channel.

For the past three months, Wish 107.5 successfully commenced the on-ground auditions for Wishcovery.

The radio station is looking for amateur talents, 18 years old and above, who have phenomenal music spirit, star-like charisma and not under any record label or management.

Watch the Wishcovery’s official teaser below:

Thousands of singing aspirants rushed to the different venues across the country and took their chances to be Wishcovered.

On top of it were thousands of online audition entries received by the radio station.

The Wishful 20 pose with UNTV-BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon, Wishcovery reactors Jungee Marcelo, Annie Quintos and Jay-R and program host Kris Lawrence. Photo was taken during a press conference held at Outback Steakhouse in Eastwood City. Photo courtesy of Wish 107.5.

The top 20 aspirants dubbed as the “Wishful 20” were revealed during the THREEmendous Thanks Party held last August 31 at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Quezon City, a 12-hour free concert in celebration of Wish 107.5’s 3rd anniversary.

The Wishful 20 were carefully selected and will level up to the live online competition.

Prizes at stake include Php 2 million worth of cash and contract, a house and lot, and a brand-new car.

The Wishful 20 revealed during the “THREEmendous Thanks Party” at Eastwood Central Park in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of Wish 107.5.

The Wishcovery Reactors, Program Host

The program will be hosted by the Philippines’ R&B Prince Kris Lawrence. Joining Kris are acclaimed judges or “Reactors” namely singer, songwriter and hit maker Jungee Marcelo, Teacher Annie Quintos of legendary group “The Company” and the country’s King of R&B, Jay-R.

Live Performances and Eliminations

Wishful 20 will be competing through a series of live performances inside the Wish FM Bus, sporting the same high quality audio and video output.

The resident judges together with top executives from Wish 107.5 will be collaborating for the tight selection process.

Raw videos of their performances will be given to the reactors for scrutiny, comments and constructive criticisms.

The criteria for judging also includes a weekly ‘power viewing’ on Wishful’s performances uploaded on YouTube. Results will comprise 30% of individual scores.

Every week, the weakest out of the set of performers will be eliminated until finally getting the top five contestants by first quarter of 2018.

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Pure OPM

This season of Wishcovery will be dedicated to the Original Pilipino Music (OPM). All songs to be interpreted during the competition proper are all OPM songs, as part of Wish FM’s advocacy of supporting OPM and bringing amateur Filipino talent and musicality to the world.

Wishcovery auditions at SM City Cebu.

Wishful 20 Final List

Check out the final list of the top 20 Wishcovery aspirants:

  1. Audrey Ranelyn Malaiba (23, Sto. Tomas, Batangas)
  2. Al Fritz Blache (28, Dasmarinas, Cavite)
  3. Daniel Briones (23, Balagtas, Bulacan)
  4. Carmela Ariola (21, Batangas City)
  5. Charlene Hernandez (25, Muntinlupa City)
  6. Chris Noel Bernalde (21, Bacolod City)
  7. Danielle Joshue Supnet (21, San Pedro, Laguna)
  8. Hacel Barolome (26, Cavite City)
  9. Diana Tabitha Caro (19, Las Pinas City)
  10. Jenimay Mabini ( Calamba, Laguna)
  11. JM Bales (24, Iloilo City)
  12. John Magos Harvey (18, Binangonan Rizal)
  13. Kimberly Baluzo (18, Daet Camarines Norte)
  14. Kristine Joy Peralta (22, San Fernando La Union)
  15. Louie Ann Culala (19, San Ildefonso Bulacan)
  16. Zekiah Jane Miller (22, Cebu City)
  17. Louise Ann Manuel (21, Taytay Rizal)
  18. Lyka B. Bonol (19, San Isidro Naga City)
  19. Princess Sevillena (23, Makati City)
  20. Vien King (24, Tiaong, Quezon)

Innovation

Wishcovery is another innovation of the FM station known for ground-breaking projects such as the viral Wishclusive videos uploaded on YouTube which conquered social media by storm and the Wish FM Bus, the country’s one and only FM radio on wheels.

The station also pioneered Wish 107.5 Music Awards (WMA) and wish-granting advocacy for Filipinos in need.

Wish FM Bus. Photo courtesy of Wish 107.5.

Wish 107.5’s first YouTube channel already gained more than 1.4 million subscribers and accumulated more than 500 million views.

The Wishclusive-rich channel gathered not only subscribers from the Philippines, but also from the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Brazil. [techthetruth]



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