By: Rohn Romulo
FANS and supporters of the singing group Wishful 5 can now relive the most memorable moments of their musical journey!
On Sunday (July 15), ABS-CBN will air a two-hour special via the station’s Sunday’s Best featuring the vocal quintet’s victorious stint at Wishcovery up to the successful launch of their debut record titled “Wishful Journey.”
A product of Wish 107.5’s online singing competition, the newly-formed singing group is composed of Wishcovery grand winner Princess Sevillena, and runners-up Kimberly Baluzo, Louie Anne Culala, Carmela Ariola and Ace Bartolome.
Princess, Kimberly, Louie Anne, Carmela and Ace were the top finalists of the competition that aired from September 2017 until March 2018.
The five artists clinched a recording deal with Star Music, one of the country’s biggest record labels, through a partnership with Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI). BMPI is Wish 107.5’s content provider.
The landmark venture of the two music industry giants paved the way for the release of the Wishful 5’s “historic” album, which instantly received both Gold and Platinum Record awards during their well-attended concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on June 19.
“This is the first time that a new artist signed our label received this much support. Their fans are very loyal,” said Jonathan Manalo, Star Music’s Head for Audio Content.
BMPI also offered the rising stars a five-year management contract through the BMPI Talent Center.
An initiative of Kuya Daniel Razon, the CEO and President of BMPI, the program Wishcovery aims to give chance to “those who are aspiring to be known in the world of music.”
Wishcovery is a fresh innovative platform that showcases the musical prowess of Filipinos, earning the nod of hitmaker and Wishcovery resident reactor Jungee Marcelo.
“I just want to tell [Kuya Daniel] to never stop doing things like this because it really blesses a lot of people — people who really need a break,” shared Marcelo in an interview.
Marcelo is set to return for the sophomore season of Wishcovery.
He, together with six more esteemed composers — Noel Cabangon, Boy Christopher, Moi Ortiz, Rannie Raymundo, Vehnee Saturno, and Top Suzara — are tasked to discover seven singing gems who have the potential to become the next big OPM star.
Auditions for the show are slated to begin in August.
Tune in to Wish 107.5 and follow its official social media pages for updates.