‘Dream Maker’ finale: Get to know the 7 finalists who will debut as members of HORI7ON
Jeromy, Marcus, Kyler, Vinci, Reyster, Kim, and Winston have been named as the seven finalists who will debut as members of HORI7ON in South Korea, following the finale of the ABS-CBN survival show “Dream Maker”.
In partnership with Korean entertainment agencies MLD Entertainment and Kamp Korea, “Dream Maker” is a survival series where the public had to choose between 62 hopefuls who will debut in a global pop group in South Korea after a series of talent-based challenges. The finale then revolves around 16 contestants where the final seven members will be chosen.
The show’s format is loosely inspired by the hit franchise “Produce 101”, as well as “Girls Planet” where the winning set of contestants will debut as members of a group.
Here are the final seven Dream Chasers who are confirmed as members of HORI7ON following the show’s finale. Additional details including the group’s concept, debut date, and activities are yet to be revealed, as of this writing:
- 1st Place: Jeromy Batac – 3,188,238 votes
- 2nd Place: Marcus Cabais – 2,824,716 votes
- 3rd Place: Kyler Chua – 2,697,520 votes
- 4th Place: Vinci Malizon – 2,447,877 votes
- 5th Place: Reyster Yton – 2,285,407 votes
- 6th Place: Kim Ng 2,240,510 votes
- 7th Place: Winston Pineda 2,049,832 votes
LOOK: Jeromy, Marcus, Kyler, Vinci, Reyster, Kim, and Winston are the seven contestants who will debut in South Korea as members of the group HORI7ON, following the finale of the survival show “Dream Maker” on Feb. 12. | 📸: Dream Maker/Twitter via @HMallorcaINQ pic.twitter.com/dkzvbVcU2F
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Meanwhile, the eliminated contestants are the following:
- 8th Place: Drei Amahan – 1,278,865 votes
- 9th Place: Prince Encelan – 1,268,293 votes
- 10th Place: Wilson Budoy – 1,169,948 votes
- 11th Place: Thad Sune – 995,396 votes
- 12th Place: Jay-R Albino – 868,537 votes
- 13th Place: Matt Cruz – 809,523 votes
- 14th Place: Macky Tuason – 621,197 votes
- 15th Place: Jom Aceron – 580,965 votes
- 16th Place: Josh Labing-isa – 490,059 votes
Prior to the announcement of HORI7ON’s members, the 16 contestants were divided into Team Dash and Team Deja Vu for their final performances.
The members of HORI7ON will take part in promotional activities in the Philippines until March of this year, and they will then move to South Korea to prepare for their global debut.
The boy group is slated for a June 2023 debut, according to MLD Entertainment via the media conference for the show’s finale. MLD is the home of K-pop acts including Lapillus, TFN, CocaNButter, Narin, and JT&Marcus; and was previously the agency of girl group Momoland.
Among the most popular K-pop groups emerging from survival shows include Wanna One, IZ*ONE, I.O.I, X1, and Kep1er, among many others. EDV