“Pop Diva” Kuh Ledesma on the Wish FM 107.5 Bus’ Roadshow – on all OPM album and initiating to change lives

Taguig, Manila Philippines (December 6, 2016) ‘Pop Diva’ Kuh LedesmaKuh Ledesma graced the Wish Bus’ The Roadshow on Wish FM 107.5 hosted by Robin Nievera roaming the West McKinley Taguig. DJ Robin reminisce the time when she had the concert “Divas 4 Divas” which her mom, The Concert Queen, Pops Fernandez is included.

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Now she is into spiritual songs. Her hobby is painting and on the 17th of December, she will be having an exhibit. Kuh also says that if ever Robin marry, she will be giving him one as a gift. Ms. Ledesma is now finishing her all-tagalog album entitled “Ikaw” this January. Ironically, all the titles in her album will have “ikaw”. This is the pop diva’s second time inside the Wish Bus but she did only an interview on the first.

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photo: Robin Nievera Instagram

As a Bbile reader and sensitive to kids on drugs nowadays, she is currently spearheading a healing place. “We are looking for an all-girls who fell into addiction and want change and want to be a part of change, I want to help them. Any kind of addiction. Also, we are looking for 30 people to change and want change and want to be part of change. I want to help them. Any kind of addiction. “ Kuh also added, “ I am also looking for 30 people to change and want to have a refuge and to hear more on how to apply to heal and willing to heal. I want to help other people, to understand more. We need place for healing. “ The name of her project is yet to be disclosed as of this reading. They can be reached by this number/s : 09178139065 – 63

“You are a good example to the youth, and thank you, Wish.” Ms. Kuh Ledesma finish off by singing Odette Quesada’s “Till I Met You.”

Kuh Ledesma is best remembered for the following hit songs:

  • “Dito Ba?”
  • “Bulaklak”
  • “Till I Met You”
  • “Your Song”/”This One’s for You” (remake and medley interpolation of 2 songs originally by Elton John and Barry Manilow, respectively)
  • “A Long, Long Time Ago”
  • “One More Try” (original version, released in 1984)
  • “I Think I’m in Love”
  • “Ako Ay Pilipino”
  • “One More Try” (re-recorded version and remake of her own hit song in 1981, used as the main theme for the GMA-7 2013 teledrama, My Husband’s Lover)
  • “Miles Away”
  • “Sino ang Baliw”
  • “Hello”
  • “Lihim”
  • “Paano kita Mapasaslamatan”
  • “Huwag kang Mangako”
  • “Wakas”
  • “Becha By Golly Wow”
  • “Home”
  • “Minsan Sa Isang Panahon”
  • “I Can’t Help Myself”

12 Powerhouse Songs for the Glory of God — A Song of Praise Music Festival Grand Finals Night Year 5!

Quezon City, Philippines. [10/29/1016]  Now on its 5th year, A Song of Praise Music Festival (ASOP) will be presenting 12 powerhouse songs that will be vying at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. For the grand champion, they will receive Php 500, 000 cash. The Best Interpreter Award – Php 50,000, the People’s Choice Award – Php 50,000. All non winning entries will receive Php 20,000 respectively.

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For the past 5 years, ASOP had been surprising us with the best of the best starting from its interpreters. Here are this years list of finalists.

  • God Will Always Make A Way (Composed by: Glen Bawa and Ronald Calpis ; Interpreted by: Bugoy Drilon)

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With his viral video covering Matisyahu’s One Day, with now over 4 million views of Wish FM 107.5 page made him more significant.

A very clever incorporation of reggae taste. Very positive with the lyrics all you have to do is to sing this song aloud, you don’t have to worry; God will always find a way. Bugoy Drilon singing looks like it is just an easy song to sing, but taking the reggae form is difficult. But he owns the song. His success in the music industry has much to do with his perseverance and even worked as a janitor in a university. Many hurdles along the way, but pursuing his dream to be a singer is bigger. He is the 1st runner up at Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2

  •  Tapat Mong Pangako (Composed by: Gulliver Enverga; Interpreted by: The Voysing)

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Composed of 3 brothers – Sean (guitar), Christopher (drums) and JC Naval (bass) ; they mostly covers songs of the Beatles and Beegees; won Acoustic Battle of the Band Grand Champion;

The songs melody is very calming and so the singers voices. Papahirin, lilimutin, lilinisin, babaguhin at naghihintay sa tapat mong pangako. What else you want to hear to be able to hold on to that promise of God. The harmony at the ending harmony, there is a hook while the song/ melody fades.

  • Tanging Ligaya (Composed by: Angelica Soriano; Interpreted by: Zendee)

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She gained attention on you tube singing Whitney Houston songs such as I Will Always Love you. She won the Gensan Pop Idol. Zendee Rose Japitana Tenerefe, prior to her YouTube successs, she was first discovered singing at a karaoke at SM Megamall that went viral.

* The song is giving thanks and looking forward to meet God Almighty with a promise to stay in faith until the end.

  • Ang Iyong Pangalan (Composed by: Romarico Mendiola, Jr. ; Interpreted by: Jovit Baldovino )

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Known as the first winner of Pilipinas Got Talent, The New Juke Box King, but marked his way on the music scene with his cover of Journeys song Faithfully and his Triple Platinum album in 2010 in Star Records.

A very powerful entrance to a song to one powerful chords of Jovit. Hari ng mga Hari, Dios ng mga Dios. Ang Iyong pangalan ang una at huli… this songs says everything about our God Almighty.

  • Pag-ibig Ka Oh Dios ( Composed by: LJ Manzano ; Interpreted by: JBK )

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About JBK : An acronym : Joshua Baluyot, Bryan del Rosario and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio. Their music video Damang-Dama, took noticed by netizens because of its optimistic messages. The trio is once grand champions of the McJim Dreams Get Real: The Search for The Next OPM Star. They became the FireExitBoys because they made a series of videos on fire exits.

* Pag-ibig ka Oh Dios sa nagdadalamhati. Pag-ibig ka oh Dios… this phrase just gets into you. Their soulful rendition and harmony is perfect and the lyrics will let you humming because of its recall.

  • Mula sa Aking Puso ( Composed by: Joseph Ponce ; Interpreted by: Carlo David )

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Son of award-winning US-based Filipino jazz drummer and singer Mon David, Carlo followed the footsteps of his father. He is into pop jazz and soul that is evidently influenced by his father and to the legendary OPM group, APO Hiking Society. He and his sister shares an experience singing live on the only FM station-on-wheels, Wish 107.5 also a composer; their Wishperience on the program Roadshow hosted by Jelly Kiss ,

This is a feel-good song. You almost see it in a lounge or in a small place – a cozy like feel. Very clearly sang and you want it to hear over and over again. He has this very cool voice.

Started to play by the aged of 7 and after the guitar after hearing John Meyer. One  experience they consider memorable as an artist, Carlo shared a mall gig where there were many people who cheered and took “selfies” with them. “They don’t know us but it seems they loved us,” he said.

When interviewed by hosts Richard Reynoso and Toni Rose Gayda on his first time singing this song on ASOP’s weekly show, he has this to say, “I really have fun. I loved it. When I heard it, what a beautiful song.”

  • Ikaw Lamang ( Composed by: Jonathan Sta. Rita ; Interpreted by: Tim Pavino)

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He is dubbed as The Prince of the New OPM, and now under Star Music recording label. As one of the finalist of The Voice Philippines Season 2, he had the opportunity to work with one of the best international singers, Lea Salonga of the Les Miserables fame. He is an ABS-CBN Star Music artist, an actor and host.

Ikaw lamang ang aking kailangan, ang aking kasagutan, tinig mo oh Dios ang aking pinagmulan.

  • Ikaw Pala ( Composed by: Wilfredo Gaspar ; Interpreted by: Ima Castro)

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Ima Castro, who has been in the music scene for 22 years since her first break in the early 1990’s. She managed to perform in an independent theater in London via Miss Saigon. She was first noticed when she joined and won the Panasonic Karaoke Quest in Osaka, Japan.

  • Patawarin Mo Ako ( Composed by: Fernando Gardon ; Interpreted by Kris Lawrence)

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Kris Lawrence is  the winner of the 2006 Star in a Million, an ABS-CBN television show started in 2003. A Los Angeles-born, he was with the group called First Impression with Jay-R. He had appeared to various Philippine TV shows and studio albums. He is often compared to “Taeyang”, a South Korean singer-songwriter, which he has some resemblance not only to physical but also to their style of singing.

The song pleads for God’s mercy. A man presenting himself boldly unto God Almighty.

  • Araw at Ulan ( Composed by: Joselito Caleon ; Interpreted by: Sitti )

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A Filipino bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro or popularly known as Sitti, started her career to fame after releasing an album back in 2006. She was part of the Katy! The Musical way back December of 2008. Sitti’s voice feels like you are flying. She has this very clear singing voice that makes you want to just stop and listen, to ponder.

  • Kumapit Ka Lang ( Composed by: Noemi Ocio ; Interpreted by: Mela Ravanilla )

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Wag kang hihinto. Ituloy ang takbo. Wag kang mapagod. Tayo ay maglalakbay sa daan ng buhay kasama ang Dios na lumalang. Kumapit ka lang. This song has a very dreamy entrance with a very innocent voice of Mela. It encourages you to fight all obstacles ahead. With the its strong lyrics, kumapit ka lang.

  • You Stood By Me ( Composed by: Vincent Labating ; Interpreted by: Jason Fernandez)

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Jason Fernandez is  the 3rd vocalist of the band Rivermaya on 2007. But after 4 years, he departed and decided to have his solo career. In 2013, he launched his first solo album entitled Panimula. A year after, he auditioned for The Voice Philippines in 2014. He is not a stranger in this one of a kind competition. He is one of the finalists in the 2014 ASOP via the song God Will Win Our Fight.

* Didn’t know where I was going , then You found me and showed me the way… you stood by me. God is good. This says it all.

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The A Song of Praise Music Festival is a song-writing competition spearheaded by Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) or popularly known as “Ang Dating Daan.” and Kuya Daniel Razon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UNTV and Breakthrough and Milestones Production, Inc. (BMPI). This encourages all amateur and professional songwriters to create songs all for the Glory of God.

You can access all entries via the following websites:

facebook.com/asop.untv

https://www.asoptv.com

twitter.com/asoptv

https://www.youtube.com/asoptv

A WISHclusive Interview with Raggae vocalist Matisyahu shares Insights about the viral video of Bugoy Drilon’s cover of ‘One Day’

Manila, Philippines. [10/3/2016] WISHclusives DJ Alice had a chance to interview the “One Day” raggae singer  Matisyahu regarding the viral video that is currently rocketing the YouTube Channels and his thoughts about the Filipino singer, Bugoy Drilon.

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In less than a month of Bugoy’s performance of his cover, “One Day” on Wish 107.5‘s  YouTube channel has already over a million views and counting. When asked about his first impression while watching the video, he has this to say.

“I was blown away by, like this guy is really singing that song. So well, so amazing, with so much heart and soul and so talented, so right away I shared the post on my Facebook.”

For the complete interview of DJ Alice to raggae artist Matisyahu, just click below.

Bugoy Drilon covers “One Day”  @ Wish FM radio station -on-wheels

 

 

Darren Espanto and Jason Dy topped the 1st Wish 1075 Music Awards

Quezon City, Philippines [1/26/2016]. The Smart Araneta Coliseum is jam packed with Wishers to see their favorite artists and performers for the much awaited awards night at The Big Dome for the 1st Wish 107.5 Music Awards.

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AN AWARDS NIGHT WITH A HEART

 Hosted by Robbi Domingo and Gretchen Ho, 50% of the overall vote is comprised of well known personalities in Philippine music, arts, entertainment and broadcast industry. Cory Quirino, National Director of Miss World Philippines and Mitch Valdez and OPM Chairman of the Board graced the event. The winners recieved a trophy and 100,000 pesos given to their respective beneficiaries.

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Here are the winners and their charity of choice

  • WISHCLUSIVE VIRAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Chandelier) – Darren Espanto
  • Most Wishful Fandom Award– Darrenatics
  • Wishers’ Choice: Young Artist of the YearMaris Racal
  • Best Wishclusive Performance by a Young Artist — Darren Espanto
  • WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — Maris Racal “Don’t Know Why?”
  • BEST WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP5th Gen “Contagious”

         Charity of Choice: Divine Mercy Mobile Center of Music and Arts Theraphy

  • BEST WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE (FEMALE ARTIST)

                       YengConstantino “Ikaw

                Charity of Choice: I Fight Against Human Trafficking

  • BEST WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE – MALE ARTISTJason Dy

   “Stay With Me/See You Again” mash-up

                            Charity of Choice: Food for the Hungry Philippines

  • WISH URBAN SONG THE YEAR – “Milagro”- Jason Dy
  • WISH ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR — “Move On” by Spongecola

                      Charity of Choice: Child Haus

  • WISH BALLAD SONG OF THE YEAR – “I Believe in Me” – Darren Espanto
  • “Wish Young Artist of the Year” – Darren Espanto

                       Charity of Choice: World Vision

  • WISH MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR—Jason Dy
  • ‘Wish Female Artist of the Year’ —  Morissette

 

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Promising artists Sassa Dagdag, Darren Espanto duet with Morissette, Maki Ricafort and Leah Patricio, Karlos Labajo, Jessica Reynoso performing Motown and R&B. , The Voysing sings an Elvis Presley classic, “Blue Suede Shoes” and Gerald Santos sang the station ID of Wish 17.5.

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See you again next year for another Wish Music Awards!!!