Wish 107.5 FM announced the 16 categories of the 3rd Wish Music Awards, along with three other special recognitions to be given to artists who garnered massive views on Youtube.
The third edition of the Wish Music Award will be held on January 15, 2018 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Just as notable its noble aim to pay tribute to local music scene’s top best acts, Wish 107.5 wants to recognize local musical artists’ efforts to uplift Filipino artistry even beyond the confines of the country’s 7,107 islands.
By debuting the new award category – the Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist”, the innovative radio station is keen about bringing its undertakings to a much wider berth — the world. The award will recognize foreigners who have shared their talents on board the Wish Bus.
Another first this year will be Wish FM’s intent to veer away from gender-based categories it introduced in the previous editions. The 3rd Wish 107.5 Award will also give out awards that focus on musical genres.
3rd WMA Categories
The Wish 107.5 music awards will have the following categories up for voting:
- Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year
- Wish Urban Song of the Year
- Wish R&B Song of the Year
- Wish Rock/Alternative Song of the Year
- Wish Ballad Song of the Year
- Wish Pop Song of the Year
- Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year
- Wishclusive Urban Performance of the Year
- Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year
- Wishclusive Rock/Alternative Performance of the Year
- Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year
- Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year
- Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year
- Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist
- Wish Promising Artist of the Year
- Wish Young Artist of the Year
- Wish Group/Duo of the Year
- Wish Artist of the Year
Winners in these categories will be determined through Wishers’ votes (15%), and judges’ votes (85%). The panel of judges will be made up of prominent names in the entertainment circuit.
Polling period will kick off on December 15 and will end on January 15 at 12 noon.
As in the second year, the 3rd WMA will award Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year, the Wish Reactors’ Choice, and the Wishclusive Elite Circle awards.
For its third year, the WMA will also live up to its commitment to be an awarding ceremony with a heart. Winners in the different categories will have the chance to grant cash donations to their chosen beneficiaries.
During the second year of the Wish Music Awards, the big winner, Morisette took home the Wish Reactors’ Choice and WIshclusive Viral Video of the Year for her “Secret Love Song” performance. Her video hit the one-million views mark a week after debuting, leading to another special prize, the WISHclusive Elite Circle.
The highest honors were given to the artists who became the inaugural members of the prestigious group composed of acts with WISHclusives that reached 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.