JONALYN VIRAY THE WORLD-CLASS DIVA Official Thread

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  • mark_dreamymark_dreamy mark_dreamy PExer
    Jonalyn Roxas Viray (born November 15, 1989 in Marikina City, Philippines ) is a Filipina singer and an occasional actress. She was the first ever Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion. She also received five gold medals and three plaques at the 2006 World Championships of Performing Arts.
    She is a member of a trio named La Diva, along with Maricris Garcia and Aicelle Santos, in which she sings as a soprano. She is also a current cast member of the weekly variety show Party Pilipinas.
    Early life

    Born on November 15, 1989, Jonalyn is the eldest of 4 kids from Marikina. She started joining singing contest on an early age. She has won first runner-up in "Birit Bulilit" of IBC-13 as a child and in "MTB Teen Pop Star" wherein her winning piece was Mariah Carey’s Never Too Far.Growing up, Jonalyn, much like any aspiring singer, admired Mariah Carey, Regine Velasquez, Whitney Houston, Kyla, and Beyonce.

    Voice

    Viray has been noted for her soulful voice, belting prowess, and stunning high notes ever since her first win in Pinoy Pop Superstar. Viray is also noted for her ability to sing in the whistle register as influenced by Mariah Carey which she has been vocal about being a fan of. Aside from pop music, though untrained, she has also been singing classical music and taking the roles of soprano and coloratura soprano, seen on her performance of Il dolce suono, Phantom of the Opera, and a classical version of My Humps. She has been vocal that her most admired singers and vocal influences are Mariah Carey and Regine Velasquez, while Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, and Beyonce are also among the list.
    Viray's extensive vocal range extends from C#3(C# below middle C and extends up to B6(3rd B after middle C). She has also been noted for having an astounding upper chest range extending to Bb5(2nd Bb after middle C).
    She currently sings the soprano role in the trio La Diva with Aicelle Santos as alto and Maricris Garcia as Mezzo-Soprano.

    World Championships of Performing Arts

    Viray, with Brenan Espartinez, went on to Hollywood, California on 2006 to join the World Championships of Performing Arts, where they both bagged awards. Viray got five gold medals and three plaques from that competition.

    Solo Awards
    Award Division Category
    Gold Medal Female Senior Vocal Pop
    Gold Medal Female Senior Vocal Broadway
    Gold Medal Female Senior Vocal Original
    Gold Medal Female Senior Vocal R&B
    Gold Medal Female Senior Vocal Jazz & Variety
    Championship Plaque Overall Female Vocal Solo Broadway
    Championship Plaque Overall Female Vocal Solo Pop
    Championship Plaque Overall Female Vocal Solo Original

    Group Awards with Brenan Espartinez
    Award Division Category
    Gold Medal Vocal Duet/Trio Pop
    Gold Medal Vocal Duet/Trio R&B and Jazz
    Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/Trio Pop
    Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/Trio Gospel
    Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/Trio Broadway
    Championship Plaque Vocal Duet/Trio Industry Award

    Concerts

    Fantasies Concert Series (U.S. Concert Tour with Katrina Halili - 2008)
    Let's Celebrate (L.A. Concert with Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes - 2008)
    Katy Musical (MMFF Highlights - 2008)
    A Night with La Diva (Her Trio's First Major Concert)
    Chicago's Finest Live Philippine Tour (Guest)
    Only La Diva (The first solo major concert of La Diva)
    Intimately La Diva
    La Diva Unleashed
    One Journey (Canadian Concert)
    La Diva Unleashed
    Jonalyn Viray Uncovered (First Solo Concert)
    JC : Soul Princess and Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Brunei Concert with Christian Bautista

    Pinoy Pop Superstar

    Viray was 15 years of age back then when she competed at the singing competition Pinoy Pop Superstar held by the local television station GMA 7. She emerged as the weekly champion after singing a Whitney Houston hit song Run to You. She also sang Reflection, I Have Nothing and Never Too Far on the consecutive weeks, and after four consecutive weeks of being weekly champion, she then qualified to the grand finals.

    On the grand finals, the eight grand contenders wore identical attires the men, in black suits with red shirts; and the women, in red gowns. They sang their own respective songs as the UP Concert Chorus, dressed in black, and carrying lighted white balloons, provided the background. MC Monterola and Jonalyn Viray had a back-to-back performance, MC singing "Through the Fire," and Jonalyn "It Might Be You." Kristel Astor sang "If You Dont Know Me By Now," Philbert de Torres did "Once There was a Love," Sheila Ferreri gave an impressive rendition of Eva Eugenios "Tukso," Charmaine Piamonte sang "I Believe," Brenan Espartinez sang "Home" and Michael Garcia, "If Youre Not the One."
    From the eight were chosen the Top Four: Jonalyn Viray, Michael Garcia, Charmaine Piamonte and Brenan Espartinez. Michael was as cool, smooth and confident in singing "Shes Out of My Life," and Charmaine was equally at ease and cool in singing her song. Jonalyn was in her best elements as she sang "Run to You" by Whitney Houston. Brenan, was also confident and remarkable as he sang his song "Careless Whisper."
    From the Top Four, Michael and Charmaine were eliminated to give way to the Top Two, Jonalyn and Brenan who then delivered their own versions of the Pinoy Pop Superstar theme song "The Miracle." Jonalyn then beat Espartinez and was declared the first ever grand champion of Pinoy Pop Superstar.
    For winning the title of "Pinoy Pop Superstar", Jonalyn won 1 million pesos in cash and became the owner of a Futura Classic house and lot developed by Filinvest and a brand-new Toyota Innova. She also won an exclusive one-year contract with GMA Records, the recording arm of GMA Network, and received 100,000 pesos worth of Belo Medical services, plus gift certificates worth 50,000 pesos from Gandang Ricky Reyes.

    Global Pinoy

    "Global Pinoy", Literally Meaning World-Class Filipino, by SM Supermalls, awarded Viray the Global Pinoy Award for bringing such a pride for the country when she bagged gold medals and plaque at the World Championships of Performing Arts at Hollywood, and for singing the Philippine National Anthem at[Pacquiao-Cotto Fight at Las Vegas, Nevada. She is on that awardee list amongst world-famous broadway superstar Lea Salonga, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Romi Garduce, one of the first Filipino to reach the peak of Mount Everest.

    Achievements

    Award Giving Body / Competition Award
    MTB Teen Star 1st Runner-Up
    Birit Bulilit 1st Runner-Up
    Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion
    SM Supermalls Gobal Pinoy Award
    Awit Awards People’s Choice, Favorite Group Recording Artists
    PMPC Star Awards for Music Best Group of the Year
    PMPC Star Awards for Music Best Music Video of the Year- Kasiping Ka
    PMPC Star Awards for Music Best Group Performance in a Concert

    La Diva

    In May 2008, it was confirmed that GMA Artist Center would be forming a female music trio called La Diva. With its “Three of a Kind” segment, the musical variety show gets ready to introduce a new generation of divas. Member Jonalyn Viray notes that a meeting for the creation of La Diva was held in January that year, with the stipulation that each member of the group would still keep their own identity, and their solo career. While the three ladies of La Diva are uncertain of how the group was formed, the combining factor is that each of them came from the singing competition, Pinoy Pop Superstar. Jonalyn Viray and Maricris Garcia were the Grand Champions of the first and third seasons respectively, and Aicelle Santos was the runner-up of the second season. She is currently performing regularly with the group at Party Pilipinas and had a self-titled album and concerts.


    Discography

    [edit]Studio Albums
    Album Record Label Release Date Record Status
    Pinoy Pop Superstar: The Finalists GMA Records 2005 Certified Platinum Record
    On My Own GMA Records 2005 Certified Gold Record
    La Diva GMA Records 2010

    Singles
    Single OST from Album
    Ay, Amor! Rosalinda La Diva
    Ikaw Ang Pag-Ibig Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang La Diva
    Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan La Diva
    Maging Akin ka Lamang Maging Akin ka Lamang None
    Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap[ Mahawi Man ang Ulap None
    Ang Mundo Ko'y Ikaw Bakekang None
    Ikaw Nga Mulawin None
    Di na Mag-iisa Darna None

    Television Appearances

    Year Title Role Station
    1996 MTB Teen Star Herself-1st Runner Up ABS-CBN
    1996 Birit Bulilit Herself-1st Runner Up IBC-13
    2005–2008 Pinoy Pop Superstar Herself-Champion GMA
    2005–2010 SOP Rules Herself GMA
    2005 My Guardian Abby Guest QTV-11
    2006 I Luv NY Jenny de Castro GMA
    2009 SOP Fully Charged Herself GMA
    2010–Present Party Pilipinas[Herself GMA

    Other TV Appearances

    Unang hirit
    SIS
    Extra Challenge
    Eat Bulaga
    Sweet Life
    Full Time Moms
    Showbiz Central
    S Files
    Kapuso Mo, Jessica Sojo
    Celebrity Duets
  • mark_dreamymark_dreamy mark_dreamy PExer
    In my opinion she is one of the finest voices in the world and one of the best and most underrated divas in the country!
  • mark_dreamymark_dreamy mark_dreamy PExer
    We Belong Together
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJRWZITVT58

    Aria-Fifth Element/Bad Romance - Jonalyn singing classical coloratura
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-aKumNZJIc
  • mark_dreamymark_dreamy mark_dreamy PExer
    OPEN ARMS- MUST LISTEN! She reaches some of the highest chest tones ever in the most effortless manner
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6xxvt41cpk
  • mark_dreamymark_dreamy mark_dreamy PExer
    She will be having a back to back to back concert with Julie Anne and Frencheska!
  • mark_dreamymark_dreamy mark_dreamy PExer
    Excited for Jonalyn's performance tomorrow on PP!
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  • kobe20kobe20 Member ✭✭✭
    up for Jonalyn
  • mark_dreamymark_dreamy mark_dreamy PExer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPBExfM67gg&feature=feedu

    OUT HERE ON MY OWN by Jonalyn Viray!

    She is certainly one of the major reasons why I watch Party Pilipinas!
    It is most definitely worth it to listen to her reach the highest notes in the most effortless manner.

    She is simply one of the best singers in the world! Simply incredible!

    In my opinion, I think vocally, she is now the best female singer in the country in terms of range and vocal power.

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