CREATING CALISTA: Philippines’ Hottest New P-Pop Girl Group
MANILA, Philippines — With their debut single, ‘Race Car’, climbing the digital charts, Calista is fast-becoming the next big international pop (P-Pop) girl group. Their management, Tyronne Escalante Artist Management (TEAM) and Merlion Events Production Inc, had to search all over the country for unique and talented individuals in order to form the multi-talented group composed of six members: Olive, Laiza, Anne, Denise, Elle, and Dain.
Tyronne Escalante Artist Management (TEAM) and Merlion Events Production Inc. worked together to bring to the international scene a girl group that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best in the industry. In March 2021, over 100 girls of all ages held their first round of auditions. The number was cut down to 50 percent, then 25 percent until the final 6 members were chosen. All of this occurred at breakneck speed and the group was formed within three months in the midst of the pandemic.
Olive, the team leader of the group, came up with the name ‘Calista’ which she said meant ‘the most beautiful or feminine.’ Since the group’s formation, the members have undergone extensive skills enhancement activities. The members spend their day training under globally-renowned choreographer Nesh and vocal strength with voice coaches Arnie Mendaros and Marnie Jereza. They girls also underwent body conditioning to build their stamina and personality development and public relations classes with world-class coaches and experts. To accommodate their daily training, the members live together in one place. When they are not training, the members study online.
“It’s absolutely incredible how Calista was formed and how these girls have endured—training and studying in the midst of this pandemic. They’re exceedingly tough and we’re all very much proud of them. With all their hard work, we’re sure that they’re ready to wow the Philippines and the world,” Calista manager Tyronne Escalante shares.
Today, Calista unveild the music video for their hit single, ‘Race Car’ during the successful media launch at Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel in Cubao, Quezon City. The international girl group which is managed by Tyronne Escalante Artist Management (TEAM). The group will headline the upcoming “Vax to Normal” Concert produced by Merlion Events Production Inc. The concert on April 26, 2022 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City will be telecast on TV5. The event also features special performances by Yeng Constantino, AC Bonifacio, Elmo Magalona, Andrea Brillantes, Darren Espanto, and Ken San Jose.
To know more about Calista, check out their website at calistasocials.com and follow them on Facebook (Calista PH), Instagram (@calistamusicofficial), Twitter (@calistasocials), TikTok (@calistamusicofficial), and YouTube (Calista PH)
Contact: Gorgy Rula / Tyronne Escalante
Merlion Events Production Inc.
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March 8, 2022