Indeed it was a spectacular night for WISHCOVERY as they have choosen wishful wild card Princess Sevillena as the first ever Grand Champion of Wish 107.5’s online singing competition, “Wishcovery”.
Princess have won not only the title of the first ever Grand Champion of Wish 107.5G but took Php 2 million worth of cash and contract, a house and lot, and a brand-new car a make over package, and a round-trip ticket to New Yokr plus a two-week extensive musical training.
A few months back, thousands of singing aspirants rushed to the different venues across the country and took their chances to be Wishcovered and on top of it were thousands of online audition entries received by the radio station Wish 107.5.
Out of the total auditionee’s, 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. Scores were determined through week-long power viewing component (15%), and through the resident reactors cumulative scores (85%).
The original 20 were trimmed down to the four contenders who vied for the Grand Champion spot that was held last March 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The eliminated Wishfuls were given the chance to return for the competition’s wild card round, the winning contender has earned the fifth and final spot in the grand finals.
The program was 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.
The runners up are the following:
Kimberly Baluzo – 1st Runner Up
Kimberly is a 19 year old full-blooded Bicolana, currently a senior high school student from Daet, Camarines Norte. She was only three years old when her parents discovered she could sing. But apart from showing off her musical pipes through her favorite genre- pop-rock and R&B- she also dabbles into song writing and playing musical instruments such as guitar, ukele and flute. Her musical idols are Jessie J, sarah Geronimo, KZ Tandingan and Julie Ann San Jose.
Louie Anne Culala 2nd Runner Up
Louie Ann hails from San Ildefonso, Bulacan. She is a graduating college student taking up a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management. Her roster of musical influences includes her father, Regine Velazguez-Alcasid, Gavry V, Dulce, Lea SalongaJennifer Hudsin, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Tori Kelly. She plays guitar and piano as part of her musical skills.
Carmela Ariola – 3rd Runner Up
Carmela is an Israel-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The 21 yeear old artist, now based in Batangas, grew up listening to the music of Whitnet Houston, Celine Dion, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Though she is into pop ballad and souls, she still exloring to other genres that she can perform. She believes than an artist must continiously grow, especially with the unceasing coming in of new and aspiring talents.
Hacel Bartolome – 4th Runner Up
Hacel is a band vocalist from Cavite City. According to her, she is the onlyone who is musically inclined in their family. The 27 year old singer-guitar player is a fan of ballad, slow rock, and pop music. Her musical inluences are Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Bruno Mars.
The Wishful 5 — made up of Carmela Ariola, Kimberly Baluzo, Hacel Bartolome, Louie Anne Culala, and Princess Sevillena.
The Wishful 5 were also given the opportunity to grant the wishes of their chosen beneficiaries. Each beneficiary that they chose were granted Php 100, 000. All of them also inked not one but two contracts — with BMPI and Star Music.
During the Grand Finals night, Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon congratulated everyone and said that the night w is already a victory worth celebrating and dedicated everything to God, saying “To God be the Glory!”
I was rooting for between Carmela Ariola and Kimberly Baluzo but the wild card wishful singer Princess Sevillena emerged as the winner of Wishcovery. All Wishful 5 winners have signed contract with Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) and Star Music.