Toni, Mariel and Bianca Comes Back As Pinoy Big Brother Hosts

On the press conference of the new season of Pinoy Big Brother (Double Up), hosts Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez and Bianca Gonzales were announced to come back as hosts for the said show.

The three hosts expressed their happiness and gratitude to ABS-CBN management and director Loren Diyogi, who on the other hand said that he haven’t thought of changing the three talented hosts. Mariel Rodriguez was overwhelmed and even cried as she thanked the people behind the PBB’s new season.

The management made a good choice in bringing back the hosts to the show. They all do well in their craft. The PBB’s new season will be absolutely exciting, not to mention hot and spicy. 😉

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! 😉

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.

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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? 😉

Kris Allen On Winning American Idol 8: “It Feels Good But Adam Deserves This”

Kris Allen, the Acoustic Rocker finally wins American Idol Season 8, the most coveted and most anticipated talent search in the US that just garnered almost 100 million votes!

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Kris Allen is the ‘underdog‘ in the Adam Lambert VS Kris Allen showdown. However he came out as a powerful force to reckon, the ‘Dark Horse’ that swayed the masses into a great following. What charm and creativity and greatness can actually touch millions of hearts and minds like that? Whew… When Ryan Seacrest break in to him that he just won American Idol Season 8, Allen was just so unbelievably surprised, “It feels good man but Adam deserves this. I’m sorry i don’t even know how to feel right now, this is crazy. Thank you so much!”

Kris Allen Wins American Idol Season 8

Kris and Adam battled it off in three rounds of spectacular performances in American Idol’s Season 8 Finale. In round 1, Adam Lambert performed again his maddening interpretation of “Mad World” by Tears For Fears while Kris Allen sang his spirit-awakening version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.

In the second round, Lambert rolled out iconic in his rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. Allen gets to play soulfully “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye. In the final round, Adam ‘the glam rocker’ and Kris ‘the acoustic rocker‘ both rendered a different version of “No Boundaries.”

Kris Allen right now lines up with the roster of the greats and the champions of American Idol: David Cook, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks and Jordin Sparks.

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Videos of Adam Lambert VS Kris Allen showdown and performances can be watched and be downloadable in You Tube links and site.