In the final days of 2021, GMA-7’s reality talent contest The Clash named its winners after a riveting performance by its contestants in season four. Mariane Osabel, nicknamed “The Ultimate Siren ng Iligan”, won the coveted Grand Champion title with an unwavering execution of “Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita”.
Among the accolades Mariane received was an exclusive management deal with GMA-7, which materialized this month as the “certified contestera” signed a contract with GMA Music, making her an official member of the network’s musical subsidiary.
“Eto na talaga. Party of GMA Music and natupad with everyone. Kumbaga, secure na talaga,” she told an online press conference.
She went on to say that she felt blessed for this rare opportunity and grateful to the network for their confidence in her talent.
Mariane was freshly graduated before participating in the reality singing competition. While going about her daily routine, she wanted to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a recording artist.
Even though Mariane’s journey as an artist with GMA Music is just beginning, she already has big plans for her future. Among them is the chance to perform alongside versatile and talented Filipina singer Lani Misalucha.
The big Clash winner also shared how grateful she was for the support of her family and loyal fanbase, who cheered her on every step of the way. To thank the people of Iligan, Mariane hopes to organize her first concert in her hometown and, possibly, in Araneta to meet her fans in the subway.
Meanwhile, The Clash Season 4 runner-up Vilmark Viray has also received a contract offer from GMA Music, much to his excitement and surprise.
“Haggang ngayon ‘di ako makapaniwala. Sobrang overwhelmed talaga nararamdaman ko kasi wala sa plano and hindi ko ineexpect na mangyayari lahat ng’ to,” Vilmark said.
Unknown to many, Vilmark works as a full-time engineer. Before entering The Clash, he focused his efforts on his career in the industry.
Although Mark has landed a contract with GMA Music, he has no immediate plans to give up his engineering career. However, if he comes to the point where he has to choose between the two, then he will decide.
As a native of Pampanga, Vilmark hopes to hold his first concert at the Philippine Arena to welcome more fans and audiences from the provinces and metro.
However, the life of a recording artist is not an easy task. Still, Vilmark isn’t worried about a busy schedule or process fatigue. Instead, he feels excited to travel across the Philippines and, one day, the world sharing his talent.
Vilmark added that it is these experiences, among others, that motivate him to enjoy his singing career.
Both Mariane and Vilmark have bright futures ahead of them, and their contract with GMA Music serves as a stepping stone to greater heights in their respective careers.