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If you have been following GMA-7’s reality talent search ‘Protege’, you will already know by now the ten musical acts that made it to the Gala Night Performances this coming Sunday, October 16. From among the selected talents of mentors Rey Valera, Jay-R, Jaya, Janno Gibbs, Rachelle Ann Go, Imelda Papin, Claire dela Fuente, Gloc 9, Joey Generoso, and Aiza Seguerra, I separated the upper half who I believe will go far in the competition. See if you will agree with my pre-gala choices.
Here is Claire dela Fuente’s Protege’ Jensen Tenoso who is a complete package in my opinion. Aside from being beautiful, she has very powerful vocals that have been trained and polished close to perfection.
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Here is Janno Gibbs’ Protege’ Lirah Bermudez who is a 13 year-old lass with very raw musical talent. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that she is a push-over. The girl can deliver the goods alright.
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Here is Jaya’s Protege’ Lovely Embuscado, the poor teenager from Davao who used to sing only for her pet pigs. This is untapped talent at its’ finest. She hits the money notes splendidly well and with the proper mentoring, can do even better. As sidenote, she resembles topnotch singer Bituin Escalante in both the looks and talent department.
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Here is Rachelle Ann Go’s Protege’ Nomer Limatog, Jr. a pint-sized 10 year-old from Cebu with the big voice of an adult twice his age. Some might think that the boy considers the show as pure child’s play, but wait for him to wow us even more.
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Here is Jay-R’s Protege’ Kenneth Monico, the good-looking but melodramatic singer from Cabanatuan. His vocal quality reminds me a lot of his mentor’s style of singing. This guy, however, has more aces up his sleeve as he invades the competition, replete with some personal dramas to make the reality part of the competition more interesting for the televiewers.
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The other 5 performers who will join the above are: Joey Generoso’s Samantha Felizco, Aiza Seguerra’s Krizza Neri, Gloc 9’s Dennise Barbacenna, Imelda Papin’s Roselyn Navarro and Rey Valera’s quartet called So Wat?
Actually, all ten are very good singers. And the upper half of my lower 5 are more than capable of stealing one of the higher slots, especially Krizza Neri and Samantha Felizco.
This early, I can tell that the eventual winner will be a female contender, owing to the fact that there are only two individual male acts and one group with two male members.
The Gala Night Performances should be exciting, what with the useful inputs given by judges Bert de Leon, Joey de Leon and Homer Flores.
Watch out for it on October 16 right after Kap’s Amazing Stories. In the meantime, you can check out the ongoing fun and drama inside the Protege’ quarters every night from Monday to Friday (after ‘Time of My Life’) and Saturday (after ‘Imbestigador’). This is where the reality part of the show unfolds. 😉
Krista Mae Kleiner was feted by Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) to a formal send-off to the Miss International 2010 Beauty Contest which will be hosted once by Chengdu, China. She is the last of the three Bb. Pilipinas winners this year to compete abroad (Czarina Gatbonton is currently in the thick of Miss World competition in Sanya). Pageant pundits are optimistic of her chances to become the country’s 5th Miss International titleholder and for good reason. Watch the video below to see why…
video courtesy of YouTube/OPMBvids
Best of luck, Krista! Bring home our 5th Miss International crown! 😉
Today, at exactly 11:45AM, GMA-7’s new Sunday musical-variety show makes its premiere. Party Pilipinas, which replaces the long-running SOP, has been heavily anticipated for the past few weeks now. Aside from having all the network’s top and upcoming stars hosting and/or appearing in the show, many other artists and performers have been signed up to spice things up.
Here is the OST of Party Pilipinas’ dance theme:
video/audio courtesy of YouTube/djtwoTV
SOP’s original quartet of hosts – Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Jaya and Janno Gibbs – will continue to anchor the show. They will be joined by Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Carla Abellana, Jay-R, Kyla, Carla Abellana, Raymond Gutierrez, new kapuso talent Mark Bautista, Marvin Agustin, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal, Mark Herras, Kris Lawrence, Ynna Assistio, La Diva, Joshua Dionisio, Barbie Forteza, Jhake Vargas, Steven Silva, Sarah Lahbati, Diva Montelaba, Enzo Pineda, Rocco Nacino, the Starsruck V Avengers, Miguel Escueta, POP Girls, the newly-formed Party Pilipinas Dance Crew, new Pinoy boyband XLR8 and a lot more. The network even hired internationally-renowned dance choreographer Ruben Monet to handle all the dancers’ moves in the same. Meanwhile, popular Korean boy band U-Kiss will make their first appearance on Philippine TV via Party Pilipinas.
You might have missed my previous blog about Binibining Pilipinas 2010 having a pre-pageant scheduled for tonight. This will be a perfect opportunity for those who want to scrutinize the 24 Official Candidates before the finals on March 6. They will be presented in their (2-piece) swimsuits and evening gowns afterwhich several special awards will be handed out. The special presentation has never been done by the organizers for a long, long time now. It will be shown on SNBO after Show Me Da Manny over GMA-7 (around 10:30PM).
The Pre-Pageant Night will give the viewers a chance to take a closer look at the 24 official candidates as they sizzle and mesmerize in the swimsuit and long gown competitions. It will also be in this pageant that winners of the first batch of special awards will be announced, including the first winner of the Best in Regional Costume award. It will be hosted by Rhian Ramos, Drew Arellano and Jay-R. JayR also joins Kris Lawrence and American Idol finalist AJ Tabaldo in a special medley of love songs with the official candidates.
Tune in your TV sets tonight to GMA-7’s SNBO as it will be airing its Christmas Special for 2009 titled “After the Rain – a Hopeful Christmas with Regine.”
Regine Velasquez will be hosting the musical-documentary which will pay homage to the resilient spirit of the Filipino which got hit by natural calamities after natural calamities this year. She will be joined by Jaya, Kuh Ledesma, Pops Fernandez, JayR, Kyla and La Diva with special performances from other GMA-7 artists Eva Castillo, Frenchesca Farr, Julie Ann San Jose, Mae Flores, Moymoy Palaboy, Jude Matthew Servilla, Shane Velasco, Yassi, Kris Angelica dela Cruz, and Kiddiewockees plus the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus, Mandaluyong Children’s Choir and IIAF Development Group.
The taping of the concert was attended by almost 800 victims from the typhoon-devastated cities and provinces such as Rizal, Laguna, Pasig, Marikina and Pangasinan. They were fetched from evacuation centers and transported to GMA Network’s Studio 7 for a special dinner party before the show.
Below is the teaser for the Christmas Special:
video courtesy of YouTube/dee88
Don’t forget! “After the Rain” will start right after “Show Me the Manny.”