Performing came naturally for Jason, imitating and singing along to music videos on TV as young as 4 years old. When he reached 7, he started doing voice lessons and has become the go-to guy for all school performances. But it was a challenge to continue the dream growing up. Juggling school, music, and his dreams of being a chef, his side jobs, singing for demos and the harana service, was one way to keep the fire burning. Little did he know that these would be a great training ground for an opportunity that will change his life forever.
Jason was a big a fan of the US reality show. “Na-excite talaga ako sa concept and winish ko talaga na magkaron ng Philippine version.” As soon as The Voice of the Philippines opened its doors for aspiring singers, Jason was of course there to audition, but he didn’t make the cut. “I expected a little bit na sana makapasok man lang kahit blinds.” Season 2 gave him new hope but it was a long road to the blinds. “Di ako nag-expect this time para ‘di na ako ma-disappoint.” His patience paid off when he finally got the callback of a lifetime.
“Okay na ko sa Top 4. Pero may hunger pa rin (to win).” Just when Jason was about to give up, he gathered his strength from his mother. As soon as she flew home from Singapore to support Jason, everything fell into place. The guidance and trust of Coach Sarah Geronimo also kept him going, saving him countless times when votes weren’t enough to keep him in the competition. “Picking coach (Sarah) was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…she took a chance on me,” and was well worth the good fight to the finish line.
Jason’s aspirations are now within reach. He has a new house, a new car, 2 million pesos, travel, music, and business packages, plus a record deal with MCA Music. He even impressed David Foster with his vocal skills during an impromptu performance during the composer/ producer’s concert
Now, he is a certified recording artist with the release of his self-titled debut album which he classified as Pinoy R&B. It features the singles “Caught In That Feeling” (written by American songwriter Roxanne Seeman- best known for her songs for Billie Hughes, Philip Bailey, The Jacksons, The Sisters of Mercy, Bette Midler, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Jacky Cheung) which was released in March 2015 and the latest track “Milagro”, composed by Jungee Marcelo (the hitmaker behind the songs “Ako Na Lang” by Zia Quizon, “Nasa Sa ‘Yo Na Ang Lahat” by Daniel Padilla and Lyca Gairanod’s “Puede Nang Mangarap”).
His fans, the Dyfenders, may also listen to Jason’s original songs “I Am Something” and “2 Have U”. Aside from “Caught In That Feeling”, Seeman also co-wrote 2 more songs for his debut album: “When You Hear This Song” (with Daniel Nitt) and “Turn Out The Night” (with Ivo Moring and Dominic Messinger). The album also includes “My Bad” (Allan Eshuijs and Greg Ogan), “Walang Iwanan” (Soc Villanueva), “Break My Heart (Some More)” (Soc Villanueva and Kennard Faraon) and the acoustic version of “Caught In That Feeling”. It has also a bonus track- “OMG”, the full recorded version of his performance from “The Voice of the Philippines”.
“My goal for this album is to show different facets of my musicality. I explored different musical stylistics in terms of production and songwriting because I wanted to create songs that are different from each other and can stand on their own, and at the same time be cohesive with other tracks. There’s something for everyone on this album. Whether you are optimistically in love or going through a crippling heartbreak, I’m sure you’ll find a song that will speak to you,” Jason said.
All he wants to do right now is to give back to all the supporters by holding a major solo concert and a show in his birthplace, Butuan City soon.
“Yun lang naman yung goal ko eh. Yung meron lang umikot.” Filipinos all over the world have already turned to listen to more of Jason Dy. He has become the champion of anyone who has ever dreamed big. The talent and heart he has shown in The Voice has proven that the road to success is clearly paved for him.
“All I ever wanted was for my music to be heard and for people to listen to what I have to say,” Jason said.
“Jason Dy”, the album is now out in CDs at Astroplus and Astrovision outlets nationwide. It can now be streamed via Spinnr, Apple Music, Spotify, VEVO, Deezer and Guvera. The album is also available for digital download via Spinnr and iTunes. The album is presented in cooperation with Hawk Backpacks.
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