A year after they were all declared the grand winners of a singing competition, Neo Domingo, JBK, and Fifth Dynamics are gradually making their presence felt in the local music industry.
These three acts were the winners of the first edition of Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star by McJim Classic Leather.
Neo’s debut single “Pagbigyan Mo na,” made an impression when it was named as the Most Wanted Song of 97.1 Barangay LS FM, due to the song’s catchy tune and lyrics.
His other novelty song, titled "Kaching-Kaching", is slowly becoming familiar as it is used as one of the soundtracks of GMA-7’s weekend sitcom, Ismol Family.
While he may have found himself involved in a previous showbiz controversy, Neo never loses sight of his goal: to share his music to people.
“McJim Dreams Get Real has been a huge help in launching my career. Seeing my name and my singles on different top charts together with those of big names in the music industry is a dream come true,” said Neo.
Boy band JBK—composed of Joshua Bulot, Bryan del Rosario, and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio—caught the attention of fans not just because of their looks but because of the ballad song “Anong Meron Ka,” a song that is literally and figuratively music to the ears.
Because of the music competition that they joined, “Doors of opportunities were opened, helping us land different shows,” said Bryan Del Rosario.
“We also released our single with the help of McJim, which is a huge deal for us. Plus, seeing people recognize and support us is priceless.”
Meanwhile, Fifth Dynamics (led by led by former The Voice of the Philippines contestant Mark Cordovales and members John Peterson Leyva, Wence Escabas, Aldrin Condat, and Jhay Santos) has released two singles titled “Anyare” and “Pogi Kame.”
“Before, we just listen to our favorite bands in the radio, but now we hear our own songs being requested,” said Cordovales.
Currently, the three winners are in the process of completing their debut albums produced by award-winning arranger and composer Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio.
Meantime, just like Neo, JBK, and Fifth Dynamics, singers who aspire to make themselves heard and showcase their talent can join the second season of Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star. This contest is open to all unsigned male and female solo artists, aged 15 to 35 years old, with Filipino lineage.
Aspiring singers can send their video recording or a Youtube link of your performance/s (you may opt to submit a cover or an original song of any genre of your choice) together with the filled-out application form on or before May 15.
Apart from a full album and music video grant the grand winner will also get P100,000 in cash prize, artist marketing support, and a talent management contract.
Like the official McJim classic leather facebook page atwww.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIMand get more information on how you can be the next OPM star.