Princess Sevillena is the First Grand Champion of WISHCOVERY - Wish 107.5’s online singing competition

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

It was indeed a night to remember, Wishcovery, Wish 107.5's online singing competition has finally chosen their very first Grand Champion and it's no other than PRINCESS SEVILLENA.

Tagged as the newest of its kind, the competition was launched last September and aims to discover aspiring musical talents with exceptional voices and star-like charisma from across the country.

The Wishful 20 together with the Wishful 5 in the opening number of Wishcovery Grand Finals.

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 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.

 Wishcovery’s grand finals featured five “Wish rounds” that were designed to showcase more than just the Wishful 5’s singing prowess.

One of the grand finale’s highlights was when they performed a medley of OPM songs they have previously sung in the show. In this portion, the scores came from a New York-situated panel of foreign reactors composed of acclaimed American fashion designer Richie Rich and Cicero Oca, CEO of OnQ Talent Agency.

The round was meant to test the Wishfuls’ ability to express and share the emotions woven in Filipino music pieces before an international audience, abridging language and geographic barriers.

Another show-stopping round was the grand finalists’ live collaborative performance, which focused on their vocal flexibility and harmonizing skills. This, together with two more rounds — the Wishfuls’ live solo number on stage, and final Wish Bus performance for the competition — was judged by Wishcovery’s resident reactors: Jungee Marcelo, Annie Quintos and Jay R.

A separate round was allotted for a power-viewing battle that began over a week before the finals night.


Carmela is an Israel-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The 21 year old artist is based in Batangas and grew up listening to the music of Whitney Houston, Celin Dion and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. 

Hacel is a band vocalist from Cavite City. According to her, she is the only one who is musically inclined in her family. The 27 year old singer-guitar player is a fan of ballad, slow rock and pop music. Her musical influnces are Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Bruno Mars.

19 year old Kimberly is currently a senior high school student based in Daet, Camarines Norte. Aside from singing, she also knows how to plays instruments like guitar, ukelele and flute plus she is also into songwriting. Her idols in the music scene are Jessie J, Sarah Geronimo, KZ Tandingan and Julie Anne San Jose.

Louie Anne hails from San Ildefonso, Bulacan. She is a graduating college student taking up Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management. 
He musical skills are playing the piano and guitar. Her idols are Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Gary V., Dulce, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Morissette. 

24 year old Princess started singing at the age of 3. Currently she is a supply chain coordinator based in Makati who is into song writing, guitar playing and beat boxing. Her favorite genres are Pop, Ballad, R&B and Gospel Music. She wishes to collaborate in the future with her favorite Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Gary V. Princess emerged as the windcard in Wishcovery and ended as the first Grand Champion.

Before the announcement of winners, the Wishful 5 performed an original song from Wish.

Princess Sevillena has won Php 2 million worth of cash and contract, a house and lot courtesy of Bria Homes, and a brand-new car. She will also be flying to New York to receive a makeover package from acclaimed stylist Richie Rich, and to undergo a two-week training with award-winning stage director-writer Joe Barros. 

Check out Princess Sevillena's video for the Power Viewing round which gained 4,155,226 views and counting, she sung "You are my Song" by Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

The runners up are the following:

Kimberly Baluzo 
1st Runner Up – (500,000 Pesos)

Louie Anne Culala 
2nd Runner Up – (300,000 Pesos)

Carmela Ariola 
3rd Runner Up – (100,000 Pesos)

Hacel Bartolome 
4th Runner Up –  (100,000 Pesos)

The Wishful 5 were also given the opportunity to grant the wishes of their chosen beneficiaries. Each benefociary that they chose were granted Php 100, 000.  All of them also inked not one but two contracts — with BMPI and Star Music. 

In between the competition, Marcelito Pomoy, Christian Bautista and Erik Santos performed for the crowd. It was indeed a jam-packed Star Araneta filled with loving supporters of each wishful.

Before the announcement of winners, Wishcovery’s resident reactors: Jungee Marcelo, Annie Quintos and Jay R performed Gary Valenciano's hit song "Hataw Na".

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!"

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