The ultimate search for the next big Kapuso stars is now in full swing as GMA Network’s PROTÉGÉ: THE BATTLE FOR THE BIG ARTISTA BREAK, culminates its nationwide auditions with an overwhelming number of Pinoy hopefuls all over the country.
Protégé’s five esteemed celebrity mentors -- acclaimed actor and director Ricky Davao (North Luzon), seasoned actress and TV director Gina Alajar (South Luzon), drama and action film legend Phillip Salvador (Mindanao), multimedia icon Jolina Magdangal (Visayas), multi-awarded actor Roderick Paulate (NCR) – scoured the islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to hunt for the best bunch of artista aspirants who will soon become the network’s fast-rising and bankable stars.
These award-winning and highly-acclaimed mentors will not only share their professional guidance to their protégés in every rehearsal, workshop and intensive weekly tests and trainings but also invest on their looks, and over-all packaging and showmanship in hopes of winning over the judges’ and the viewers’ votes.
Only 20 protégés will make the cut and move on to become the mentor’s four (2 boys and 2 girls) potential protégés.
Helping the celebrity mentors in their selection throughout the extensive search in over 15 cities around the country are the highly-respected audition directors --- GMA Artist Center Head for Talent Management Arsi Baltasar and veteran manager and star maker Joji Dingcong.
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.
Protégé’s high-profile and formidable judges are well-respected talent manager/director Bert de Leon, multi-awarded drama actress Cherie Gil and entertainment guru, Joey de Leon.
This reality search will be hosted by the most talented roster of Kapuso stars including multi-awarded drama actor Dingdong Dantes as Gala Presentor and Carla Abellana as Journey Host. Dingdong will host the live Sunday gala night presentations while Carla will deliver the backstage drama and the emotional highs and lows in the life of every aspirant.
Jennylyn Mercado returns as the host of Inside Protégé – a 10-minute Monday to Saturday updates on the aspirants quest for stardom which will air beginning July 23 while Maxene Magalona is the Web Jock for the daily updates in Protégé Webisodes.
And for those aspirants who missed out on the series of auditions, Protégé launches online auditions beginning June 22 – July 13. Interested applicants can visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/protégé for more information on the requirements.
Who will stand out among the rest and survive the most intense artista search in the country this year? How far will they go to snatch the coveted votes of the judges and the viewers now that at stake are big prizes for the ultimate winners?
Catch this August the supreme slate of artista hopefuls in Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break only here in GMA.