Wishcovery 4th runner-up Hacel Bartolome is a band vocalist from Cavite City. According to her, she is the only one who is musically inclined in their family.
She recalls that as early as the age of five, she is already singing 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up” while playing a guitar toy. The pivotal moment that further motivated her to perform was when her Grade 3 teacher heard her sing “This I Promise You” and told her that she has a great voice that needs to be shared with others.
The 27-year-old singer-guitar player is a fan of ballad, slow rock, and pop music. Her musical influences are Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Bruno Mars.
She aspires to perform a duet with Aiza “Ice” Seguerra, have her own album, and stage a solo concert in iconic venues such as the SMART-Araneta Coliseum and the Mall of Asia Arena. However, her ultimate wish as a musical artist is “to gain respect in spite of her sexual orientation and receive undying support not only from the LGBT community but from all the listeners who believe in her God-given talent.”
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.