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Anchors Aweigh! Korea's First All-Filipino K-pop Boy Group HORI7ON's Debut! It Was Amazing!

Updated: Aug 10, 2023


Korea’s first all-Filipino K-pop boy group took the world by storm Monday at Olympic Park, Seoul with their showcase performance and the release of their debut album: "Friend-SHIP". We share our experience of HORI7ON's much-awaited debut! Plus, debut photos and videos!


Hori7on saying thank you to Anchors at their debut showcase in Seoul
Hori7on saying thank you to Anchors at their debut showcase in Seoul

If you don’t know already, let me present to you the members! We have Vinci (group leader), Kim, Kyler, Reyster, Winston, Jeromy, and last but not least Marcus!


HORI7ON is signed with MLD Entertainment and was formed through the group survival show "Dream Maker". The title song of their album Friend-SHIP is the very catchy "Six7een" which represents their youthfulness and talent. This bright energy radiates throughout their music!



The name that they have given to their fans is "Anchors". Here’s what each of the members had to say to Anchors on the night of their showcase:


Vinci. Photo Credit: KProfiles
Vinci. Photo Credit: KProfiles

“Please look forward to more of HORI7ON, I am HORI7ON's leader and I will lead a group that will show many, many sides for you guys.” - Vinci


Jeromy. Photo Credit: KProfiles
Jeromy. Photo Credit: KProfiles

“This is the beginning of our real journey as a global pop group and we put our hearts and souls to make this journey happen and we will show the world our incredible talent and passion on the global stage. Guys please support us and don’t forget to stream our music video, thank you!” - Jeromy



Marcus. Photo Credit: KProfiles
Marcus. Photo Credit: KProfiles

“Honestly, I don’t even know where to start I am just so overwhelmed with feelings right now and I can’t really make up words right now but I just want to say that this is quite literally a dream come true for me, being able to be here with my members in Korea, performing in front of you guys, about to debut. I am more than thrilled to debut because of the amount of preparations that we did for you guys, the hard work, the blood, sweat, and tears and I am so happy for the ‘Anchors’ as well because they’ll finally be able to see what we worked on for them and I’m just so excited about the fact that we’re releasing a full album already with so many songs so I hope that all of you find your favorite songs through ‘Friend-SHIP’ and I just can’t wait to go out there and perform our new songs to everyone because of course today we didn’t really perform everything, that’s just not even half.” - Marcus



Kyler. Photo Credit: KProfiles
Kyler. Photo Credit: KProfiles

“I am so grateful for today because we are able to show our talents and we promise that we will not disappoint you next time, thank you for coming and I hope you are looking forward to more adventure with HORI7ON.” Kyler



Reyster. Photo Credit: KProfiles
Reyster. Photo Credit: KProfiles

“Thank you for coming tonight and thank you so much for the support you are giving to our group and always remember that you are always in our hearts forever.” -Reyster

Winston. Photo Credit: KProfiles
Winston. Photo Credit: KProfiles

“Anchors! I am just so glad and grateful to perform on stage in front of you guys. Of course, thank you so much for coming here and I hope you liked the performance that we did earlier you know guys I just wanted to say that we truly felt your love and support towards us and we will repay it by giving you the best performance that we can truly give and of course, we will always do our best and we will love you always.” - Winston



Kim. Photo Credit: KProfiles
Kim. Photo Credit: KProfiles

“Thank you for spending time with us guys. I really appreciate your efforts and please support our first album Friend-SHIP. We promise to do our best to make you happy.” - Kim

I was at the showcase and honestly, I was blown away. These boys are TA-LEN-TED from outstanding high notes to beat-boxing! They are fun, energetic, and fresh! There wasn’t a song that could be disliked or any flaw with their performance. They owned the stage and rightly so.





My favorite songs of the night from their album Friend-Ship were "SIX7EEN", "Hit Me", "Birthday", "Lovey Dovey" and "Death or Paradise". One song that stood out to me which isn’t on their album was "Salamat" (thank you) which is a single made for their fans, in the boys’ mother tongue Tagalog, which I thought was absolutely beautiful and such a great way to represent their culture and background. The lyrics for the chorus of Salamat translate as follows:


“Did you know? Thank you because it’s you

Thank you because it’s us

For all those good times

And so until the end

I love you”





Clips of 'Salamat' performed at Hori7on's debut showcase


I look forward to seeing HORI7ON's journey and the amazing music they will release soon. Let’s celebrate HORI7ON!


I told you my favorite songs! What are your favorites? Comment below to let me know!

Also, keep an eye out for our HORI7ON giveaway on the Hey Roomie app. Download it if you haven't already!



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Tish Eriman
Tish Eriman
Jul 28, 2023

Love love this article. Thank you!

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Thank you for your kind words! You‘re most welcome! Let us know if there’s any more info you’d like to know and we will find out! Stay well!

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Such an amazing article! Looking forward to hearing more about Hori7on’s journey! The photos and videos made me really want to see a show! Hopefully one day :) Amazing work! 🤍

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Thank you so much my lovely girl! They’re definitely worth watching! Maybe we can go together and take Aileen haha love you dog 🩵

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YEYYYYYY!! They really are amazing! Thank you so much for featuring our lovely boys 🫶🏼✨

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You’re most welcome! I was really blown away when I saw them! Def an Anchor now haha Let us know what else you’d like to see here! Sending love!

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Syñen Mendoza
Syñen Mendoza
Jul 27, 2023

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING IN GOOD WORDS FOR HORI7ON! THIS ARTICLE IS TRULY APPRECIATED!💗

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You‘re most welcome! They’re really amazing!

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