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Wish 107.5 cheers OPM acts in 2nd music awards

THE world-class talent of Filipino artists was celebrated as Wish 107.5 staged a successful awards night on Jan. 16 at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

The station, which took social media by storm through its YouTube Channel known for outstanding “WISHclusive” videos, held a music revelry fittingly themed, “Your WISHclusive Gateway to the World.” The event honored a total of 75 acts which vied in 13 different categories.

The winners in these awards were chosen by the Wishers (50% online votes) and by a select panel of judges (50% judges’ votes).

The panel was composed of Mitch Valdes, Chairman of the Board of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM); Alvin de Vera, President of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI); Noel Cabangon, a board member of Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP); Gary Valenciano, ambassador of UNICEF Philippines, Francis Reyes, Editor-in-Chief of Billboard Philippines; Isah Red, President of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors Inc. (SPEEd), and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.

Morissette’s thrilling performance of “Secret Love Song” bagged the special social media awards, “Wish Reactors’ Choice” and “WISHclusive Viral Video of the Year.” The video, which reached the one-million mark in only a week after it premiered, also gave the power belter a slot in the newly launched WISHclusive Elite Circle.

The highest recognitions were given to the artists who became the inaugural members of the prestigious group composed of acts with WISHclusives with at least 10 million views. Apart from Morissette, whose cover of “Against All Odds” also made it to the cut, Darren Espanto and Bugoy Drilon each received Bronze WISHclsuive Elite Circle awards for their performances of “Chandelier” and “One Day,” respectively.

Annually, an artist can receive the following citations based on their videos’ YouTube hits every year-end: Bronze (10 million views), Silver (25 million views), Gold (50 million views), Platinum (75 million views) and Diamond (100 million views).

The 2nd Wish 107.5 was hosted by DJ Robin Nievera, Alex Diaz and Gretchen Ho.