MANILA, Philippines – The first Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom Challenge (UFC), staged recently at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, was a big success with a total of P2.3 million given to fandoms, artists and to fandoms’ chosen charities.
The highlights of the dance-music event’s night were not just about the feats of the fandoms on various challenges, but also the presentation of the artist and fandom, as they performed collaboratively. The strikingly significant part of the event is the opportunity of each fandom to bestow help to the needy. Wish 107.5 UFC gave each fandom a chance to choose a charity as their beneficiary to win with them. Thus, Wish 107.5 awarded cash prizes to the fandoms, artists, and charities.
Fandoms, Artists and Charities – All Winners
The Dyfenders, the fandom of Jason Dy, who won the Grand Champion, was hailed as the fist Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom. Dyfenders, Jason Dy, together with their chosen beneficiary, Kythe Foundation, Inc., received a total of 1 million pesos cash prize.
Meanwhile, the six runners-up of fandom-teams, together with their artist and chosen beneficiaries, were also big winners, as they didn’t go home empty-handed.
List of Runner Ups: (fandom, artist, beneficiary, and cash prize)
1st runner up: Darrenatics, Darren Espanto, and the fandom’s chosen charity, the World Vision, received a total of P500, 000 cash prize.
2nd runner up: Juanistas, The Juans band, and the fandom’s chosen charity, Real Life Foundation, Inc., received a total of P300, 000 cash prize.
3rd runner up: Mowienatics, Morissette Amon, and the fandom’s chosen beneficiary, Merixtell Children’s Foundation, Inc., received a total of P200,000 cash prize.
4th runner up: Darylnatics, Daryl Ong, and the fandom’s chosen beneficiary, Blessed Ville Special School Foundation, Inc., received a total of P150,000 cash prize.
5th runner up: JKUFC, Juan Karlos, and the fandom’s chosen beneficiary, Lingap Voluntourism PH Inc., received a total of P100,000 cash prize.
6th runner up: Francisnatics, Francis Lim, and the fandom’s chosen beneficiary, Philippine Cerebral Palsy Inc., received a total of P50,000 cash prize.
A total of 2.3 million pesos cash prize was given. The 35% of the total winning will go to the fandom, while the other 35% will be given to their chosen beneficiary, and 30% for the artist.
The Scoring: Wish 107.5 UFC
The finalist was scored according to the following challenges: online voting, Twitter trending, MV power viewing, Wishdependence Day, album sales and fandom’s attendees; and the last is the live collaboration performance of the artist and the fandom. Each set of rounds has its score value with corresponding percentage, which was officially tabulated by the faculty members from the Department of Mathematics of Ateneo de Manila University.
The Wish 107.5 Panel of Judges
The judges were Mr. Isah Red, President of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEED); veteran singer-songwriter Dingdong Avanzado, the corporate secretary of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit; and lastly the chairman of the board of judges, Mr. Alvin De Vera, of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.
Kuya Daniel Razon, who conceptualized Wish 107.5 Ultimate Fandom Challenge, promised to do more events of this sort – events that always gear towards public service.
Wish FM 107.5 upcoming big event is the 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards to be held this year.