She’s recently bagged and took home two awards: Wish Female Artist of the Year and Wishers’ Choice Female Artist of the Year from the first ever WISH 107.5 Music Awards.
With a voice comparable and akin to Mariah Carey and whose vocal range spans five octaves and five notes, there’s no wonder why Morissette Amon was tagged as ” The Next Big Diva.”
At age 19, Morissette Amon has already achieved and has established herself in the Philippine entertainment and music industry.
Early age to when she’s ‘yet to reach her dreams’
Born as Johanne Morissette D. Amon on June 2, 1996 and was raised in Cebu City from a ‘musically inclined’ family, it did not take long for her parents to notice her signing prowess… at the very young age of 3.
Morissette fondly recalled and shared, “Nasa labas sila ‘nun and there was a karaoke machine at home. Nagulat lang sila narinig nila na kumakanta ako ng ‘You are My Song’ ni Regine Velasquez.”
Success comes to those who persevere, they say, and that is how Morissette worked her way up.
She has started her singing stints by joining several singing contest in Cebu. She’s also done and performed front acts in mall tours back in Cebu. Some fo which were Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu’s shows.
Morissette told FSM, “Growing up, I like to sing to Regine Velasquez’s songs and Jessa Zaragoza and then coach Sarah’s.”
It was when Morissette joined TV5’s “The Star Factor” that paved way for her exposure in the industry.
She was chosen to be one of the finalists and that’s when Morissette and her mother moved in to Manila to try her luck.
Her mom Ann, recalled, “She really wanted to sing. We saw her passion in singing and that’s why we supported her all the way.”
It did not take long for her lack of sleep, determination and sacrifices to pay off as she reached the top 4 on the said competition and bagged the 1st runner up spot, next to winner Eula Caballero.
After her ‘The Star Factor’ stint, Mr. David Cosico saw Morissette’s potential and that’s when she took her under his wing.
Mommy Ann recollects, “talagang sinuyo niya kami and nakita naman namin na maganda talaga ‘yung intensyon niya, kaya napapayag din kami.”
In 2012, Morissette auditioned and got the role of Mitchie Flores on the Repertory Philippines Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical.
2013: Transfer to ABS-CBN and The Voice of the Philippines
“The transfer was not as easy. But most of the stars I’ve wroked with in TV5 were very supportive of my audition in ‘The Voice of the Philippines,” Morissette beamingly shared.
Mommy Ann added, “she was in a shoot hours before her audition in ‘The Voice’ and they (co-stars in TV5) were telling her to ‘go!'”
“They were very supportive of it!” closes Mommy Ann.
She sang Beyonce’s “Love on Top” during the blind auditions and was chosen by Popstar Princess, Sarah Geronimo.
During the semi-finals, Morissette sang Jessie J’s “Who You Are” but lost to her co-team Klarisse De Guzman.
The lost did not stop Morissette and she continued to work hard in reaching her dreams through her passion and love for singing.
Star Records Family and her rise to Stardom
It was during her first solo concert in May 2014, entitled “This is Me”, where Morissette made the announcement that she is already a part of Star Records family.
Fast track to March 2015, Morissette released her first self-titled studio album ‘Morissette’ under Star Records with ‘Di Mapaliwanag’ as her carrier single.
This original song was the theme song for the Koreanovela “My Lovely Girl” and had won as Asianovela Themesong of the Year (2015).
She too received the Best New Female Recording Artist awards during the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music and was also recognized by the 34th National Consumer Affairs Foundation Seal of Excellence Awards as the Outstanding Female Performing Artist of the Year.
Personal and Family Life
Morissette can still be considered as “young” in showbiz even if she’s already received several recognitions.
When asked how she keeps her self grounded and humble, Morissette modestly answered, “I owe that to my family. They would always remind me and treat me as I am.”
Mommy Ann laughingly shared, “she still do chores! She keeps her room clean and she washes the dishes at home.”
Asked how she unwinds, Morissette just simply said, “ I mostly stay at home to sleep and rest. If not that, I listen to a lot of music to keep myself updated on music.”
FSM did not pass on to ask how her ‘lovelife’ is coming along, Morissette, with much conviction and matching shaking of the head answered, “No. None. Career first.”
Probing and followed with the question on how she can sing with so much emotion and heart, she shared, “I like to listen to other people’s story. I like to put myself in their positions and of course, there’s my family and relatives.”
There is no doubt that we are to see much more of Morissette Amon in Philippine music industry and maybe, just maybe, we all can dream and dream along with her, she maybe able to reach the international music scene.
Let’s all hope and cross our fingers to that.
If you want to be updated on Morissette Amon, you can check her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MorissetteAmonPage/?fref=ts and her website at: http://www.morissetteamon.com/.