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Signing up with South Korean company a full-circle moment for 4th Impact

Signing up with South Korean company a full-circle moment for 4th Impact
In 2014, a year prior to their fifth place finish in “The X Factor UK,” the vocal quartet 4th Impact—composed of sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene and Celina—flew to South Korea to audition for various entertainment agencies and compete in talent shows, like “Superstar K.”

They were looking for artists who have never been under any management,” Irene recalled in a group interview at the recent launch of 4th Impact’s new single, “Tapat Sa ‘Yo,” at the Teatrino in San Juan City.Now, 4th Impact is part of the Manila-based South Korean media and events company ShowBT, whose roster of talents include SB19 and KAIA.” As ShowBT talents, 4th Impact now has access to South Korean composers and producers, like Lee Oh-won who has worked with SHINee’s Taemin, Stray Kids, TVXQ, Wanna One and SB19.While 4th Impact’s singing prowess is undeniable—as evidenced by their numerous wins in international singing contests, like the World Championships of Performing Arts—the group is known primarily for covers.

They wanted us to sing with a lot of emotions, almost as if we’re weeping,” Almira said.“We had to train hard for it because we had to sing and dance at the same time,” Almira said.

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