Check out the fast rising I-POP Girl Group 'Calista' and their debut single 'Race Car'

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

With their debut single, 'Race Car', climbing the digital charts, Calista is fast-becoming the next big international pop (I-Pop) girl group. Their management, Tyronne Escatante Artist Management (TEAM) and Merlion Events Production Inc, had to search all over the country for unique and talented individuals in order to form the multi-talented group composed of six members: Olive, Laiza, Anne, Denise, Elle, and Damn. 


Tyronne Estalante Artist Management (TEAM) and Merlion Events Production Inc. worked together to bring to the international scene a girl group that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best in the industry. In March 2021, over 100 girls of all ages held their first round of auditions. The number was cut down to 50 percent, then 25 percent until the final 6 members were chosen. All of this occurred at breakneck speed and the group was formed within three months in the midst of the pandemic. 

Olive, the team leader of the group, came up with the name 'Calista' which she said meant 'the most beautifuI or feminine.' Since the group's formation, the members have undergone extensive skills enhancement activities.

The members spend their day training under globally-renowned choreographer Mesh and vocal strength with voice coaches Arnie Mendaros and Mamie Jereza. They girls also underwent body conditioning to build their stamina and personality development and public relations classes with world-class coaches and experts. To accommodate their daily training, the members live together in one place. When they are not training, the members study online.

"It's absolutely incredible how Calista was formed and how these girls have endured—training and studying in the midst of this pandemic. They're exceedingly tough and we're all very much proud of them. With all their hard work, we're sure that they're ready to wow the Philippines." Calista manager Tyronne Escalante shares. 
Calista launched the music video for their hit single, 'Race Car' during the successful media event at Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel in Cubao, Quezon City. The international girl group which is managed by Tyronne Escalante Artist Management (TEAM). 

Watch the official video of "Race Car"
by Calista

Online sensation Niana Guerrero and Billy Crawford also did an amazing concert-like performance during the launch 

The music video, released on YouTube, features the members of Calista: Olive, Laiza, Anne, Denise. Elle, and Dain. Produced by Melon Events Production Inc, the music video completely captures the essence of the song. Written and composed by sought after music producer Marcus Davis, "Race Car' is all about Calista's race to the top of the industry. 

"These girls are on the rise and they're getting there fast. Calista promotes women empowerment and 'Race Car' is meant to be an anthem. It's for all girls who have a strong dnve to reach the top and aren't afraid to get what they want," Calista manager Tyronne Esc-Mate shares. "We launch the video today, very aware that it's 'International Women's Day.' Calista represents all women that are claiming their space, They're here and they're ready to prove themselves." 

Shot in the span of three days, the music video was filmed in the Asian Aerospace airplane hangar in the NAIA Complex, Pasay; I'M Hotel's rooftop bar Antidote in Makat City, and Clark International Speedway in Mabalacat, Pampanga. 

To know more about Calista, check out their website at and follow them on Facebook , Instagram, Twitter (@calistasocials), Tiktok @calistamusicofficial and YouTube (Calista PH).

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