Jay-R: Coming Out With A Christmas Album This October

Christmas is here. And since, we have to fill our ears with Christmas melodies, lots of Musicians are starting to record their Christmas album offerings.

Singer/Songwriter-Actor, Jay-R is doing great performances both in acting and singing. He’s currently shooting a music video for his Christmas album which will have a carrying track of either ‘Winter Wonderland’ or ‘Christmas Song’. His album will hit music stores this October. It will be released by Universal Records under his own label Homeworkz Records.

Jay-R’s one of the most celebrated young artist of this generation. The songs included in his album will surely captivate the Yuletide spirit to anyone who listens to it.

Shane Tarun and Anton Cruz Stalled On Their Dream to be The Next Big Star

“Are You The Next Big Star?” Circle of 16 is now down to 12 as another pair of talents got picked out by the judges to leave the talent search this early in the competition. Shane Tarun, 16 yrs old from Isabela and Anton Cruz, also 16 from Novaliches, QC sort of failed to hit the mark to at least save them from the judges’ bottom list.

Shane Tarun and Anton Cruz Stalled On Their Dream to be The Next Big Star

Shane and Anton were part of the bottom six last week, though now they’re together with Christine Allado, Alexa Ortega, PJ Gonzales and the old timer bottom 3 last week Greggy Santos. Greggy actually gave a very charming impression on his performance but still not enough to get himself out from the under cards. Cara Quiapos on the other hand, pulled it off to get herself not just out of the girls’ bottom 3 list last week but even gave the best performance as noted by the judges.

Right now, the 2 boys and 2 girls that remain on the bottom list are still not safe to continue on the contest for next week. However, two of them will surely have the chance to get back on their feet and push through. The good thing is you have a chance to vote for your favorite Next Big Star.

You can text via the following format and send to 2344 for Globe, TM and Sun Cellular subscribers; and to 367 for Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers.

To vote for Christine Allado text: NBS Christine
To vote for Alexa Ortega text: NBS Alexa
To vote for PJ Gonzales text: NBS PJ
To vote for Greggy Santos text: NBS Greggy

Your votes will weigh much together with the judges’ votes. SMS votes will be accepted until Tuesday this week, July 14 at exactly 12 noon. So you better get your hands on your cellphones now to save who you want to be the Next Big Star! 😉

Lady Gaga Concert LIVE in Manila 2009

Lady Gaga just finished her first Asian Tour in Japan and Korea last June 21 and now she’s heading towards Manila, Philippines for her first live concert here in the country this coming August 11! We know that you can’t wait for the real thing behind the hit songs Poker Face, Just Dance, Paparazzi and Love Game.

Lady Gaga Concert LIVE in Manila 2009

Here’s the ticket prices:

VIP – Php 7,875
Patron Standing – Php 5,775
Patron (Reserved Seating) – Php 5,775
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) – Php 3,675
Upper Box A – Php 2,625
Upper Box B – Php 1,050
General Admission – Php 525

You can get your tickets at any ticketnet outlets or you can call (02) 911-5555 for reservations, too. Lady Gaga’s first major concert will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on August 11, 2009 at 8 pm. 😉

Rachel Gabreza and Justin Francis Ends Their Journey on “Are You The Next Big Star?”

GMA-7’s ‘Are You The Next Big Star?’ got the talents they’re looking for now that they are down to 14 contestants with 7 boys and 7 girls left on the grand stage. Rachel Gabreza, the 17 years old girl from Cebu and Justin Francis, 19 of age from California, USA had just ended their journey on fighting their way out on becoming the Next Big Star.

Rachel Gabreza and Justin Francis Ends Their Journey on \"Are You The Next Big Star?\"

The judges announced their bottom 3 first during the night namely: Anton Cruz, Justin Francis and Greggy Santos for the boys; and Shane Tarun, Rachel Gabreza and Cara Quiapos for the girls. Not that they’re not talented but as Randy Santiago pointed out, they somehow fell short on one or two of the qualities that the judges were looking for, which were stage presence, confidence and their overall impact on stage.

From the bottom three, 2 of them got the chance to continue on their quest as picked by the judges. They were Cara Quiapos and Greggy Santos. With two contestants for both girls and boys left to be saved through text votes, Shane Tarun and Anton Cruz got the better hand that resulted for Rachel and Justin to face the end of their quest.

Now that they’re down to 14, the big question that still remains for each one of them is “Are You The Next Big Star?” Get to watch out for it! 😉

GMA-7’s “Are You The Next Big Star?” Circle Of 16

GMA-7 Kapuso network had a bang announcing the “Are You The Next Big Star?” Circle of 16. Regine Velasquez was ever more stunning of course presenting the 8 girls and 8 boys that will be competing for the next 10 weeks.

GMA-7's

Here’s the AYTNBS Top 16 Contestants:

Jay Perillo, 20 – Manila
Camille Cortez, 19 – Antipolo
PJ Gonzalez, 18 – Pasay
Alex Castro, 23 – Bulacan
Alexa Ortega, 19 – Quezon City
Cara Quiapos, 17 – Batangas
Franchescka Farr, 16 – Las Piñas
Anton Cruz, 16 – Quezon City
Shane Tarun, 16 – Isabela
Geoff Taylor, 23 – Cagayan
Rachel Gabreza, 16 – Cebu
Justin Francis, 19 – San Francisco, California
Zyrene Parsad, 23 – Las Piñas
Greggy Santos, 22 – Quezon City
Bobby Solomon, 16 – Manila
Christine Allado, 18 – Quezon City

At the end of the quest as the Next Big Star, 1 girl and 1 boy will be chosen and will win 1 million pesos prize, a GMA exclusive management and recording contract and a condominium unit from Avida Land. So watch out as they answer the ultimate question, Are You The Next Big Star? 😉