How Morissette Amon Got Discovered

Johanne Morissette D. Amon  also known as Morissette Amon, is a Filipina performer and artist. Amon first rose to fame when she finished runner-up on TV5’s Star Factor at the age of 14. In 2012, Amon made her broadway debut in the Repertory Philippines production of Disney’s Camp Rock.

2010-2012: Career beginnings and TV5’s Star Factor

Johanne Morissette D. Amon was born on June 2, 1996 in Cebu City, Philippines to her mother and father. Her mother and her brother moved and lived in Manila for three years now to seek greener pasteur and in order to pursue her dream. At the age of 16, she is currently the family breadwinner being able to pay for the rent, the bills and sending her brother to school. Though she had been away from school, the young Cebuana does not regret taking responsibilities for the family.

Amon competed on TV5’s Star Factor at the age of 14. She eventually reached the finals and finished runner-up after losing to Eula Caballero.

2013-present: The Voice of the Philippines and opportunities at ABS-CBN

During the Blind Auditions, Amon impressed Geronimo with her rendition of the song “Love on Top” and became part of her team. She eventually made it to the first live shows, where she got the highest percentage of votes of the night with 57.16% for her rendition “Jar of Hearts”.

For the third live show, Amon went neck to neck with former South Border member Maki Ricafort. Geronimo chose Amon over Ricafort and her score was added to the public votes, giving Amon a total of 110.41 points. Morissette also won in the public vote, garnering 50.41%, allowing her to advance to the next round of the competition. During the semi-finals, she eventually lost out Klarisse De Guzman who went on to represent Team Sarah at the grand-finals and finish runner-up behind eventual winner Mitoy Yonting.

On October 1, 2013, Amon confirmed her departure from TV5 and that Kapitan Awesome would mark her last project with the network. Starting from January 5, 2014, Amon began making recurring appearances on ABS-CBN’s ASAP. She went on to record the theme song for the drama series Moon of Desire. The self-titled original song was composed by Trina Bellamide.

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Written by Barbie Perez

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