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Discovering aspiring musical talents

Wishcovery, Wish 107.5’s online singing competition enlists renowned hitmaker Jungee Marcelo, The Company’s Annie Quintos, and R&B artist Jay R as resident reactors, and another R&B star Kris Lawrence as host.

New episodes air every Saturday at 9 p.m. on the Wish 107.5 YouTube channel, which currently has 2.2 million-strong subscribers.

The first-ever Wishcovery grand winner will win Php 2 million worth of cash and contract, a house and lot, a brand-new car, a makeover package, and a round-trip ticket to New York plus a two-week extensive musical training.

From the original 20 singing hopefuls - collectively known as the Wishful 20, Wishcovery showcased weekly vocal battles on board the Wish 107.5 Bus. Scores were determined through a week-long powerviewing component (15 percent) and through the resident reactors’ cumulative scores (85 percent).

Wishcovery’s Wishful 5: (clockwise) Carmela Ariola, Hacel Bartolome, Kimberly Baluzo, Princess Sevillena and Louie Anne Culala.

The original 20 were trimmed down to the four contenders who will vie in the grand finals on March 27 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Eliminated Wishfuls were given another chance to return for the competition’s wild card round for the fifth and final spot.

Before the finale, the Wishful 5—the moniker for Wishcovery’s grand finalists—had the opportunity to hold mini-concerts in their respective hometowns. The show featured up-and-coming artists in their area, as well as established acts like Jireh Lim, Shamrock’s Marc Tupaz and Jayson Fernandez. 

The event was broadcast via Facebook Live on Wish 107.5’s official Facebook page and was also hosted by Kris Lawrence.

Apart from the mini-concert, the Wishful 5 were also given the opportunity to grant the wishes of their chosen beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, to let the Wishers and their respective fans get closer to the Wishful 5, Wishcovery held a Live Chat via Wish 107.5’s Facebook page. With Lawrence on board, the Live Chat served as a fun and interactive platform wherein online audience were able to throw questions, ask for song wishes, and request for shout-outs from their favorite grand finalists.

Topics: Wishcovery , hitmaker , Jungee Marcelo , Company , Annie Quintos , R&B artist , Jay R , Kris Lawrence
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