WISH 107.5 reveals the finalists for the first ULTIMATE FANDOM CHALLENGE!
In a special gathering held last Wednesday at the newly-opened Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food Restaurant in Quezon City and hosted by John Erick Deocampo and UNTV’s Adjes Pacopia Carreon II, WISH 107.5 announces the final length contenders and activities for the Ultimate Fandom Challenge.
Deocampo explained that the selection process employed for this one-of-a-kind fan group-centered competition is different and more technical than the usual system that talent-search and reality game shows are currently using.
During the elimination round, the fandoms’ final score was computed through their performances in online voting (50%) and Twitter trending battles (50%). The finals will be more challenging. It will be computed based on the remaining Twitter trending battle schedules (15% – May 29 and June 19), views of Music Videos (10% – June 5 – 20), Wishdependence Day Participation (10%) and finally the judges’ votes during the finals night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on June 20.
The judges’ votes will comprise 20% of the total scores with the following criteria:
- Unity and Discipline (40%)
- Artists’ Performance (30%)
- Creativity and Originality (20%)
- Impact (10%)
All these numbers and percentages will be the basis for selecting the very first grand winner of the WISH 107.5 ULTIMATE FANDOM CHALLENGE!
To help the organizers with the whole process are the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Mathematics, who will function as the official tabulating partner of the activity.
Ending up on the TOP 4 Finalists and vying for the title of the Ultimate Fandom of the Philippines are:
- The Darrenatics (Darren Espanto)
- The Juanistas (The Juans)
- The Dyfenders (Jason Dy)
- The Mowienatics (Morissette Amon)
The survivors who will slug it out for the 4th, 5th and 6th runners-up position are:
- The Juan Karlos United Families Club (JK Labao)
- The Francisnatics (Francis Lim)
- The Darylnatics (Daryl Ong)
Other fandoms who joined the competition but did not make it to the finals are:
- The Callalista United (Callalily)
- Esang’s Angels (Esang de Torres)
- The JBKlisters (JBK)
- The Paollowers (Paolo Onesa)
- The SweetBryterNatics (Bryan Termulo)
Personally, I am a silent fan of Morissette Amon and I would be very happy if her fandom gets the title. But according to organizers, The Darrenatics is on an early lead right now with an active fanbase that’s really through the roof. However, the awesome part of this competition is that judging is not based on mere numbers alone – so it could be anybody’s ball game on June 20.
The Finals Night event is expecting around 9,000 or 10,000 fandom attendees.
Another awesome thing about the WISH 107.5 ULTIMATE FANDOM CHALLENGE as confessed by the artists themselves is that they are able to discover and get to know their followers more intimately. They (the artists) are also given a chance to, in return, show their support to their fans by helping them win this challenge.
A total of 2.3 Million Pesos worth of prizes will be given away to the winning fandoms, their artists and chosen beneficiaries on June 20 during the Finals Night!