In an un-expected result, three aspiring musical acts were proclaimed grand winners in the recently concluded “Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star” organized by McJim Classic Leather held at the Teatrino in Promenade, Greenhills on Monday night (June 30, 2014). The three aspiring OPM stars who won the grand prize were Fifth Dynamics Band, the vocal trio JBK and solo artist Neo Domingo. They all received cash prizes and gift packs from McJim Classic Leather, a recording and management contract, and a grant to film and release the music videos of their winning singles.
In an official statement by McJim, they said, the triple tie was really unexpected. The top 3 finalist were able brought something different, image and talent wise, thus they decided to give their all out support to them by making them all grand champions.
“Their undeniable potential, sense of originality, and the strong public acceptance of their singles in key areas nationwide made them all worthy of being called the future of the Filipino music industry,” – says McJim official.
Other special awards were also given that night. JBK’s “Anong Meron Ka” composed by Urie Tesorio received the “Critic’s Choice Award” handpicked by the special judge Jim Paredes of the APO Hiking Society, while Neo Domingo’s “Pagbigyan Mo Na” (also by Urie Tesorio) got the coveted “DJ’s Choice Award”.
Speaking on their win, the three grand champions thanked McJim for the opportunity to become the next big thing in the OPM industry. Mark Cordovales of the Fifth Dynamics Band says “Dreams Get Real” has given them the chance to connect to a much wider audience.Bryan del Rosario of JBK on the other hand, thanked “Dreams Get Real” for giving them the avenue to showcase their talents. And for Neo Domingo, the search has made him connect to his OPM roots. “Yung mga taong narinig na nila ako before, ibang areglo, ibang tunog ang mapapansin nila. Actually, yung totoong Neo ang makikita nila.” – he says
“Dreams Get Real: The Search for the Next OPM Star” is a project of McJim Leather; A proud Filipino company and top-quality leather manufacturer who has always been an advocate of world-class and original Filipino talent.