Fondly called as “Carmi” by her loved ones, Carmela Ariola is an Israel-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She was named 3rd runner-up in the first season of Wishcovery.
The 21-year-old artist, now based in Batangas, grew up listening to the music of Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Her parents first discovered her singing ability when she was only three. But according to her, it was when she turned eight that she felt the passion to pursue music.
Though she is into pop, ballad and soul, she is still exploring other genres that she can perform. She believes that an artist must continuously grow, especially with the unceasing coming in of new and aspiring talents.
It has been her childhood dream to become a well-known artist, not only to share music but also to serve as an inspiration to people. She is a firm believer that her ultimate and true purpose as a musician is to “touch hearts and souls.”
Wishcovery is the very own online singing competition premiered by Wish 107.5 in September 2017 on its YouTube channel. It enlists King of RnB Jay R, The CompanY’s Annie Quintos, and hitmaker Jungee Marcelo as its resident reactors, and Prince of RnB Kris Lawrence as its host.