Starstruck V is GMA-7’s successful reality artista search which has already produced a good number of showbiz personalities who continue to shine in the industry up to now. Names like Mark Herras, Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi, Rainier Castillo, Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal, LJ Reyes, Katrina Halili, Mike Tan, Ryza Cenon, Paulo Avelino, the late Marky Cielo, Megan Young and Cristine Reyes are products of the same. Now on its 5th season, it promises to be the biggest and the toughest with the Final 14 contenders already announced last Sunday. Out of this number, two winners will be proclaimed – one male and one female – as Ultimate Survivors.
From top: Rox Montealegre, Princess Snell, Fianca Cruz, Sarah Lahbati, Diva Montelaba, Ian Batherson, Sef Cadayona, Rocco Nacino, Rye Burgos, Nina Kodaka, Zyrel Lim, Enzo Pineda, Steven Silva and Piero Vergara.
This early, I am posting my Top picks or favorites to win the competition:
Ian Batherson, 20
Piero Vergara, 16
Sef Cadayona, 20
Nina Kodaka, 20
Princess Snell, 17
Sarah Lahbati, 18
The other wannabes in the final 14 are Enzo Pineda, Diva Montelaba, Fianca Cruz, Rocco Nacino, Steven Silva, Rox Montealegre, Zyril Lim and Rye Burgos.
But just the same, the show gives a high premium to text-voting so you can never really tell what the results will show despite having a council of judges and mentors who score the finalists in every task.
I would be happy seeing both Ian Batherson and Nina Kodaka finishing on top because these two have the unmistakable star factor written all over their faces. Besides, both of them have good potentials in acting, dancing and singing.
If you’re a fan or supporter of any of the Final 14, you can text STARSTRUCK (space) (name of contender) and send to 367 for Smart and Talk & Text or 2344 for Globe, TM and Sun.
For example: STARSTRUCK IAN