3rd Wish Music Awards Nominations Full-List Revealed

KZ Tandingan and TJ Monteverde on Wish 107.5 Bus
KZ Tandingan leads the 3rd Wish Music Awards with five while TJ Monteverde came second with four nominations. (Screengrabbed from Wish 107.5).

Wish 107.5 just announced the nominations for the Wish Music Awards via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Over 70 local and international artists will vie for the coveted G-clef-inspired WMA trophy.

KZ Tandingan leads the 3rd Wish Music Awards with five nominations, followed by TJ Monteverde who came second with four nominations. Both artists are vying for the Wish Artist of the Year.

Wish FM said the third edition of the Wish Music Awards will be held on January 15 next year at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, aimed at honoring those who helped bring Filipino music amplified across the globe.

To make the shortlist, the artist, duo or group should have their Wishclusive performances rendered from November 1, 2016 until October 31, 2017. A screening committee carefully selected who will make it to the nominations full-list, after a month-long series of deliberation.

Here is the complete list of the 3rd WMA nominees:

Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year
Ben&Ben – “Ride Home”
Dane Hipolito – “Krayola”
Daniel Ombao – “Paper Plane”
Keiko Necesario – “Away From The Current”
Moira Dela Torre – “Malaya”
Reese Lansangan – “Exploration No. 5”
Zsaris – “Alangan”

Wishclusive Urban Performance of the Year
Apartel – “That’s What She Said”
Extrapolation – “Feeling Better”
IV of Spades – “Ilaw Sa Daan”
Kjwan – “One Look”
Leanne and Naara – “Run Run”

Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year
Billy Crawford – “Future”
Jay R – “Kabilang Dako”
Kris Lawrence – “Versace On The Floor”
Michael Pangilinan – “Tayo Na Lang”
Quest – “Walang Hanggan”
Radha – “If I Ain’t Got You”

Wishclusive Rock/Alternative Performance of the Year
Barbie Almalbis – “Tabing Ilog”
Mayonnaise – “Jopay”
Pedicab – “Soul Riot”
Sponge Cola – “Gemini”
Tom’s Story – “Anchors”

Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year
5thGen – “Panahon”
Angeline Quinto – “At Ang Hirap”
Glaiza De Castro – “Bato Sa Buhangin”
Juris – “Forevermore”
Kaye Cal – “Why Can’t It Be”
Marcelito Pomoy – “The Prayer”
Sue Ramirez – “Your Love”

Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year
December Avenue – “Dahan”
Inigo Pascual – “Dahil Sa’yo”
Kiana Valenciano – “Circles”
KZ Tandingan – “Two Less Lonely People In The World”
Morissette – “Rise Up”
Nina – “Jealous”

Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year
Bituin Escalante/Frenchie Dy/Radha – “Saving All My Love For You”
Clara Benin/Dane Hipolito – “Your Universe”
Curse One/Dello/Flict-G/Smugglaz – “Nakakamiss”
Keiko Necesario/Quest – “While We Are Young”
KZ Tandingan/TJ Monterde – “Ikaw At Ako Pa Rin”
Yeng Constantino/Erik Santos – “Paano Ba Ang Magmahal”

Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist
David Archuleta – “Up All Night”
Dua Lipa – “Blow Your Mind”
Gabe Bondoc – “Gentlemen Don’t”
Jasmine Thompson – “Old Friends”
The Moffatts – “Miss You Like Crazy”

Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year
“A Song Inspired By You” – Gabrielle Gross
“Alangan” – Zsaris
“Krayola” – Dane Hipolito
“Leaves” – Ben&Ben
“Open Road” – The Ransom Collective

Wish Urban Song of the Year
“Labo” – KZ Tandingan
“Misfits” – Kiana Valenciano ft. Sam Concepcion
“Run Run” – Leanne and Naara
“Space Travel” – Moophs ft. Xela
“Twelve” – Alessandra De Rossi
“Win The Moment” – Quest ft. KZ Tandingan

Wish R&B Song of the Year
“Future” – Billy Crawford
“Isang Numero” – Kris Lawrence
“Kabilang Dako” – Jay R
“Palaging Ikaw” – Aicelle Santos
“Unang Hakbang” – Quest ft. Keiko Necesario

Wish Rock/Alternative Song of the Year
“Alon” – Hale
“Balewala” – Brisom
“Dear Laarni” – BennyBunnyBand
“Hey Barbara” – IV of Spades
“Insomnia” – Hilera
“Kung Pwede Lang” – Soapdish
“Sinta” – Glaiza De Castro

Wish Ballad Song of the Year
“Ano Nga Ba Tayo” – Jona
“At Ang Hirap” – Angeline Quinto
“Hugot” – Regine Velasquez-Alcasid
“Kahit Kunwari” – TJ Monterde
“Kay Tagal” – Mark Carpio

Wish Pop Song of the Year
“Cool Down” – James Reid
“Huling Gabi” – Moira Dela Torre ft. Quest
“Mahika” – TJ Monterde
“Nasayang Lang” – The Juans
“Walk Alone” – Sabu

Wish Promising Artist of the Year
Extrapolation
Gabrielle Gross
IV of Spades
Kiana Valenciano
Sabu
Sue Ramirez
Tom’s Story

Wish Young Artist of the Year
Angelina Cruz
Ataska
Claudia Barretto
Sassa
Ylona Garcia

Wish Group/Duo of the Year
Apartel
Ben&Ben
December Avenue
Hale
Leanne and Naara
Moonstar88
Sponge Cola

Wish Artist of the Year
Bugoy Drilon
Glaiza De Castro
Jona
KZ Tandingan
Moira Dela Torre
Morissette
TJ Monterde

The winners will be determined through the combined votes of Wishers (15%), and a select panel of judges (85%), which will be composed of respected names in the entertainment industry.

Wishers can cast their votes via the WMA website and the Wish 107.5 app. Polling period is from December 15 until January 15 at 12 noon.

Apart from the categories up for voting, special titles will also be given including the Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year, the Wish Reactors’ Choice, and the Wishclusive Elite Circle awards.

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