Wishcovery Season 2 Finalists Perform their Wishcoverer-Composers’ New Songs Aboard the Wish Bus
Feb 21, 2019
A week ahead of Wishcovery Season 2 Grand Finals Night, the competition’s Top 8 contenders showed off their vocal prowess on board the iconic Wish 107.5 Bus and gave a glimpse of what their fans can expect on their ultimate sing-off.
Their performances featured the original songs penned by their respective Wishcoverer-Composers specifically for their finals, which is scheduled on February 26, Tuesday, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. The views garnered by their videos on the 25th at 12 noon will comprise 25 percent of the finalists’ overall score.
Check out all eight Wishclusive performances in this feature.
Camp Rannie’s Jemy Picardal – “Maliit Na Cuadrado”
Hanggang dito na lang ba tayo?
Sa maliit na cuadrado
Nagtitinginan buong gabi
Magkaharap ngunit di magabot ang mga kamay
Masaya ngunit mayroong lumbay
Pangasinan’s pride Jemy Picardal breathes life to Rannie Raymundo’s newest composition, “Maliit Na Cuadrado.” The elaborately-crafted soul piece presents a love story in the time of technology. Depicting the struggles of someone in a long-distance relationship, the narrator is armed with his genuine feeling — and gadget — in his quest of keeping the love alive.
Camp Ortiz’s Paula Guevara – “I Am A Singer And This Is My Song”
I am a singer and this is my song
My life is in music, won’t you please come along?
I’ll share with you my rhymes and schemes
I’ll cast my spell of hopes and dreams
Fit for Paula Guevara’s pristine vocals, the Moy Ortiz-penned “I Am A Singer And This Is My Song” is a musical theater-sounding piece that perfectly sums up the 23-year-old Bicolana’s desire to share her voice and story. But more than just sharing a rather powerful mantra, the song is an invitation for her listeners to come along with her life-changing musical journey.
Camp Jungee’s Rhea Basco – “Hingang Malalim”
May sinag din ng pagpapala kung papalarin
Matatanaw ko na’ng pangarap na bituin
“Hingang Malalim” is Jungee Marcelo’s newest inspirational anthem, interpreted by his camp’s Wishcovery grand finalist Rhea Basco. Compelling, sheerly stellar and poetic, the pop-ballad composition about reaching one’s dreams is a musical treat highlighting the Taguig City-based artist’s mastery in dynamics and vocal control.
Camp Top’s Nashrenne Casas – “Light In The Dark”
There, there is a light in the dark
It’s flickering deep in your heart
It’s waiting inside you
To show you you’re never alone
A must-hear for anyone who’s on the verge of breaking down, “Light In The Dark” touches on the familiar yet timeless theme of holding on to hope despite life’s struggles. And like a light that flickers deep within, Nashrenne Casas’ smooth interpretation of Top Suzara’s easy-listening R&B original is sure to provide respite for the despondent and down-hearted.
Camp Noel’s Tweetie Salas – “Gising Kabataan”
Tayo’y makialam sa mundong ginagalawan
Tinig natin ay dapat pakinggan
Don’t be fooled by Tweetie Salas’ small built. The Iloilo-born songstress is capable of giving out piercing vocals that justifyingly convey strong themes and messages — just like in the case of Noel Cabangon’s “Gising Kabataan.” A direct conversation with the youth, the OPM track is a wake-up call embellished with relevant socio-political images.
Camp Vehnee’s Anna Marie Guinsisana – “Ang Sakit-Sakit Naman”
Kahit mahal pa kita
Ang kirot ay di na makakaya
Ayaw man nang puso na hayaan kita
Ngunit ang isip ko’y pagod na
As expected with veteran hitmaker Vehnee Saturno, “Ang Sakit-Sakit Naman” is yet another opus that offers strong recall and heart-pinching, devastating moments. And with belter Anna Marie Guinsisana’s dramatic vocal texture on the helm, the pop track weaves a relatable narrative of loving foolishly, getting hurt, and mustering the courage to let it all go.
Camp Boy Christopher’s Angelica Bermoy – “Alamat”
Apat na sulok na mundo’y bilib sa’yo
Sa unos, bagyo’t ula’y di ka nagpapatalo, di ba
O, madasali’t payapa sa gitna ng gulo
Ako ay isang Pilipino
Nineteen-year-old Davaoeña Angelica Bermoy displays not only her deep vocals but also her rapping skills in Boy Christopher Ramos’ “Alamat.” A song whose patriotic theme resonates lyrically and sonically, the tune encompasses many Filipino values — from having unwavering Pinoy fighting spirit to being God-fearing.
Camp Odette’s Audrey Rose Arellano – “Nasa ‘Yo”
Kung minsan may problema
Minsan ay masaya
At kung minsan may tiwala
Minsan naman ay may duda
Canada-based Audrey Rose Arellano brings her guitar and passion for singing as she dishes out “Nasa ‘Yo” live aboard the Wish Bus USA. The acoustic track, penned by Odette Quesada, talks about how one’s will is still the key in getting through the high’s and low’s of life. Camp Odette’s Audrey Rose is representing North America in the Wishcovery grand finals.
Wishcovery Season 2: The Singer and The Song Grand Finals takes place on February 26, 2019, 7 p.m. PHT, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. As part of the finalists’ score, their Wish Bus performances of their Wishcoverer-Composers’ original songs are up for power-viewing until February 25 at 12 p.m. PHT.