PROTEGE The Battle for the Big Artista Break reveals the TOP 20 Aspirants who will be molded by 5 Kapuso mentors: Ricky Davao, Jolina Magdangal, Gina Alajar, Philip Salvador and Roderick Paulate.
From thousands of young dreamers who auditioned nationwide, Protege mentors narrows down the list to 20 aspirants. Four (4) from each region selected by the mentors from scheduled mall auditions and online audition.
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.
Judging the search are Director Bert De Leon, Ms. Annette Gozon, Actress Cherie Gil and Showbiz Guru Funnyman Joey De Leon.
“To succeed in protege you need to remember the ABCDE of protege: A for Annette, B for Bert, C for Cherie, D for De Leon (Joey) and the most important of all E for Experience.” said Joey De Leon from an interview during the Gala Night.
Check out the profiles of PROTEGE TOP 20:
Protege from VISAYAS (Jolina Magdangal)
Protege from SOUTH LUZON (Gina Alajar)
Protege from NORTH LUZON (Ricky Davao)
Protege from MEGA MANILA (Roderick Paulate)
I’m not going to give a fearless forecast because it’s still early to tell but if I am going to select aspirants and base it on initial impressions and ‘artista’ look, here are my top picks:
GIRLS: ARNY (South Luzon), ELLE (Mega Manila), REESE (North Luzon) and KELLY (Mega Manila)
BOYS: MYKEL (South Luzon), RURU (Mindanao), JERIC (South Luzon) and MIKOY (Visayas)
Of course, my impression may and will probably change during the course of the competition as they reveal more of their character, determination and talents.
Protege Top 20 was revealed during a Gala Night hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Carla Abellana. Here are some of the pics from the Gala Night:
Viewers can also follow the backstage drama and exclusive inside scoops on the lives of the Top 20 aspirants inside the Protege Quarters through the 15-minute daily updates on “Inside Protege” hosted by Jennylyn Mercado, Mondays thru Fridays after “One True Love.”
They can also visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/protege and catch webjock Maxene Magalona for daily updates.