Mariane Osabel and Vilmark Viray

The stars are shining bright for The Clash Season 4 champion Mariane Osabel and finalist Vilmark Viray as they officially signed contracts with GMA Music last March 3 in a virtual signing ceremony.

Osabel made history as the winner of the Season 4 of GMA Network’s singing competition with her rendition of the pop-ballad song “Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita,” which is now available for streaming worldwide under the album ‘The Clash 4 Finalists Sing Originals.’

In addition to an exclusive management contract with GMA, Osabel also took home P1 million cash and a house and lot.

The 24-year-old singing siren of Iligan City expressed her excitement to be officially part of the Network’s recording label. “This time masasabi ko na part na talaga ako ng GMA Music and natupad na talaga ‘yung pangarap ko. Sobrang grateful po ako sa rare opportunity na ito. Sobrang blessed ko po and sobrang nagpapasalamat po ako sa tiwala po nila sa talent ko,” shared Osabel. 

Viray also captured the hearts of the audiences with his “Umuwi Ka Na” performance, also now available for streaming on digital platforms worldwide under the same album.  

“Hanggang ngayon hindi po ako makapaniwala. Sobrang overwhelmed po talaga ako, ang sarap po sa pakiramdam. Settled na ako sa path na tine-take as an engineer. Pero in a snap, binago ni God lahat, and I am just thankful and blessed,” he said.

GMA Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara is proud of Mariane and has nothing but good words to say on her latest career milestone, “Mariane, I’ve seen you grow, your journey in The Clash, I was there every week, every episode and I saw how much you improved, how much you bloomed and we’re so excited. I hope that you’ll have a wonderful journey as a musical artist with Sparkle and of course with GMA Music.” 

Santiago-Lara, in turn, is proud of Vilmark’s achievements, “Si Vilmark mas exciting ang naging journey niya sa The Clash kasi may ups and downs but you prevailed, you did your best and we all recognized your uniqueness and so, congratulations as we welcome you also in Sparkle and I want to congratulate you for this wonderful opportunity that you have with GMA Music and I hope you’ll have a great journey ahead also.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (