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Protege Profile: Ruru Madrid From Zamboanga City

Ruru Madrid

14 years old

Currently in 2nd Year High School

Protégé of Phillip Salvador (Mindanao) Continue reading

Julie Anne San Jose’s album available at the iTunes store beginning tomorrow (Aug. 10)

GMA Records has announced this morning that beginning tomorrow, August 10, Julie Anne San Jose’s self-titled recording album will be available for downloading at the iTunes Store. 

The compact disc version of the album will be available beginning next weekend in selected Astroplus and Astrovision outlets in Metro Manila and in provinces in Astroplus and Astrovision outlets a week later.
The 10-track album features the carrier single, “I’ll Be There,” the music video of which has now reached close to 1 million views on YouTube.  The single hit the no. 1 spot in the Pinoy MYX Countdown during the week covering August 4-10, 2012.
For more updates about Julie Anne’s album, follow GMA Network (@gmanetwork) and GMA Records (@gmarecords) on Twitter.

The coveted Top 20 aspirants of Protege is revealed

From thousands of young dreamers who auditioned nationwide for a stab at stardom, Protege narrows down the list to the coveted Top 20 aspirants who will compete in GMA’s original artista search.
This supreme slate of artista aspirants, meticulously selected from 15 cities all around the country, is all set to showcase their talent and star power on the Protege arena and will compete for the judges’ and the Filipinos’ votes during the weekly performance nights. Continue reading

Protégé holds first live gala night this Sunday

The search for the next big Kapuso stars officially begins as Protégé makes its highly-anticipated and star-studded premiere on Philippine television this Sunday, August 5. The first live gala nighthappens after IBilib on GMA’s Sunday Grande block.

After several months of its intensive nationwide hunt, Protégé will finally unveil the coveted TOP 20aspirants who will go head-to-head in the weekly elimination nights and outdo each other in hopes of winning over the judges’ and the viewers’ votes.

This competition is touted to be the grandest artista search this year as five celebrity mentors are tapped to train, supervise, and educate the Top 20 protégés in every rehearsal, workshop, weekly tests and trainings.

The mentors who were sent out to different parts of the country to find their four (2 boys and 2 girls) protégés include acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao (Northern and Central Luzon), seasoned actress and TV director Gina Alajar (Southern Luzon), drama and action film legend Phillip Salvador(Mindanao), multimedia icon Jolina Magdangal (Visayas), and multi-awarded actor Roderick Paulate(Mega Manila).

Two winners will be proclaimed at the finals night — one male protégé and one female protégé. At stake are 12 million pesos worth of cash prizes and a management contract with GMA 7.

As expected, the four esteemed judges — well-respected talent manager/director Bert de Leon, multi-awarded drama actress Cherie Gil, entertainment guru Joey de Leon, and GMA Network Films President Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar — will grill the Top 20 protégés armed with their hard-hitting yet motivational critiques.

All geared up to lend support and boost the spirit of the aspirants are Gala Presenter Dingdong Dantes and Journey Host Carla Abellana.

Witness the bracing drama as Protégé reveals the Top 20 during its first gala night this Sunday, 8:30pm on GMA.

Solenn Heussaff returns to Survivor Philippines

This Monday, Survivor Philippines‘s Diwata ng Isla Solenn Heussaff eases the tension in the island as she “lives” with the final five castaways in Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown.

Survivor Philippines Season 4 final five castaways namely KC Montero, Maey Bautista, Stef Prescott, Mara Yokohama and Betong Sumaya were surprised to see  the gorgeous half-French, half-Filipina Solenn on the island last Friday night.

The castaways were also astonished when Solenn announced that she would sleep over in the island! Solenn also revealed that she would have a one on one conversation with the castaways.

The final five castaways can feel the tension among them because of the next tribal council but Solenn’s presence has made their life in the island lighter.

Find out what are the tips and advises Solenn would share with the remaining castaways on how to survive Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown this Monday, January 30, after Legacy on GMA Network.