Up-and-coming singers Princess Sevillena, Kimberly Baluzo, Louie Anne Culala, Carmela Ariola and Ace Bartolome — known as the Wishful 5 — will showcase their Wishful journey through 18 songs that aim to inspire everyone to believe in the power of dreaming big, working hard and having faith in God.
The effort — considered as a musical narration of their wishful journey from being singing hopefuls to bonafide recording artists — also comprises OPM pieces they performed during the Wishcovery grand finals earlier in March 2018.
The album is composed of 18 cuts and is available starting June 18 at the ABS-CBN Store. It is a compilation of original tracks and revivals interpreted by the Wishful 5, who were the top 5 finalists of the online singing competition, Wishcovery.
“Wishful Journey,” their first record under Star Music, officially marks these promising artists’ foray into mainstream music industry and evinces their drawing power.
Following the album launch, the Wishful 5 will shake the Smart-Araneta Coliseum for their first major concert on June 19, Tuesday, at 7 PM.
Earlier this month, Star Music has released the official lyric videos of Sevillena’s solo tracks off the “Wishful Journey” album. The 24-year-old singer was a wild card winner before eventually clinching the Wishcovery championship tilt.
Her singles include the sweeping love tune “Walang Kasing Ikaw,” penned by Jungee Marcelo, and the dreamy ballad “Pangarap Kong Bituin,” composed by Jonathan Manalo. She also did a cover of the OPM classics, “Sana’y Maghintay Ang Walang Hanggan” and “Ikaw Lamang.”
“All my solo tracks from the album…remind me to do what I love to: To sing, to live without any regrets, to reach my dreams, and to always aim to do better,” she said in an interview.
(L-R) Carmela Ariola, Louie Anne Culala, Ace Bartolome, Kimberly Baluzo and Princess Sevillena perform their single ‘Patuloy Ang Pangarap’ during their July 15 guesting on the Wish 107.5 Bus.
Star Music has also dropped Sevillena and the rest of the Wishful 5’s collaborative take on Angeline Quinto’s “Patuloy Ang Pangarap,” which serves as their album’s opening track. Their rendition of the hit song is now available in different digital platforms.
‘Wishful Journey’ Concert
The Wishful 5 are all set to perform their songs from the “Wishful Journey” album through a Big Dome concert of the same name.
The five belters will be joined on Tuesday by Pop Rock Royalty Yeng Constantino, Asia’s Phoenix Morissette, R&B Heartthrob Daryl Ong, and “Pilipinas Got Talent” Season 6 grand winner Kristel De Catalina.
R&B Prince Kris Lawrence, who was the host of Wishcovery, will also grace the star-studded concert.
This event is a joint project by Breakthrough Milestones and Productions International (BMPI) and Star Music. The two giant music entities have forged a partnership earlier this year to advance the respective careers of the Wishful 5 members.
Be a part of the Wishful 5’s “Wishful Journey”! Tickets are now on-sale via ticketnet.com.ph.
Their debut album will be available for purchase starting June 18 (Monday) at the ABS-CBN Store located at G/F ELJ Communications Center, Mother Ignacia St., Diliman, Quezon City.