Top 6 of “Dreams Get Real,”
Talent search finals
Getting a crack on being the next Original Pilipino Music (OPM) star battling it out in the decisive grand finals slated on June 30 are Archetype, CK Arca, Dream of Pearl, Fifth Dynamics, JBK and Neo Domingo. A music talent search organized by McJIM Classic Leather. Says Cahilig, “McJim Classic Leather initiated the competition to give undiscovered Filipino talents a chance to be heard while expanding the library of OPM with fresh melodies and lyrics that resonate the national sentiment,”
In the Top 6 is Archetype from Tondo manila, which is the group’s own composition that recorded “Di Na biro. The bands play usually alternative and rock music.
The next CK Arca, on the other hand, is Calvin Khaye from Caloocan City, when he joined the competition to gain more experience as a singer. CK usually sings and plays pop, R&B, classic rock.
Another Top 6 is Dream of Pearl from Caloocan City whose debut single “Panalo” is composed by Oli Agustin of Letter Day Story. The band is playing alternative, rock and acoustic music.
Another group is Fifth Dynamics, from Antipolo City, meanwhile recorded “Anyare” a self-composed piece written with the help of Cahilig, the discovered and manager of hitmaker boy band 1:43. The group plays mainly pop rock and alternative rock.
Another Top 6 is JBK from mandaluyong city who released the love song “Anong Meron Ka,” composed by Urie Tesorio who is behind the hits “Hayop sa Ganda” and “Ikaw at Ako” of 1:43.
Last but not the least is Neo Domingo is Epifanio Domingo III from Quezon City, who play acoustic pop rock and R&B music,
The Grand Winner will receive P50, 000 in cash, a recording and management contract, and a grant to have the official music video of a single. The second placer will win P25, 000 in cash and a trophy, while the third place winner will receive P15, 000 in cash and a trophy.
“Having gone through an extensive, rigorous search, the Top 6 is poised to have the biggest performance in their budding musical careers. Only one will emerge as winner but I’m confident that, with the right attitude and motivation, all of them will stake their claims in the music industry.” Says Cahilig. “We applied McJim’s principle of quality and originality in choosing the six singles recorded by the finalists. We are optimistic and confident that these songs will help advance our agenda of enlivening the local music industry,”