Philip Nadela: First Little Grand Star Dreamer

Philip Nadela ended up to be the first grand star dreamer with 191,060 votes, garnering 40.47% of the total. Philip Nolasco, as he is also known, is the ‘little singing heartthrob’ 9-year-old kid from General Santos City who finally got his dream. He sang Josh Groban’s hit ‘You Raise Me Up’ as his finale performance.

Amy Libot, 6 years old from Las Pinas City is the 2nd Little Star Dreamer and Angelo Garcia, 6 years old from Mindoro ended up third.

The other little dreamer finalist were Cristina de Leon, 9 yrs. old from Cavite with 16,187 votes (3.46%); Risie Nayo, 10 yrs. old from Palawan with 30,528 votes (6.53%); and Aubrey Caraan, 10 yrs. old from Batangas with 50,295 votes (10.76%).

Philip, the very first Pinoy Dream Academy Little Grand Star Dreamer 2008 bagged home a Sony home theater with 32” LCD Sony Bravia, a House and Lot from Globe Asiatique, and a 1 Million Peso Cheque.

PDA2: Grand Dream Night!

This is truly the night we’ve been waiting for! The performance night of the final six graduates of Pinoy Dream Academy Seaaon 2 is truly spectacular. It was a culmination of 13 weeks of ups and downs, gala and eviction nights. Their techniques have improved and the lessons they’ve learned kept them inspired to push on and it finally came to one Grand Dream Night!

Miguel Mendoza came out as a multi-talented, well-rounded musician. A balladeer at a young age, he surely has a long career of singing and songs to write out from his heart. Laarni Lozada stands out because of her powerful and versatile voice. Her command on stage really pumps out the energy from within. Cris Pastor is obviously the sexiest, gorgeous and beautiful that came out to be naturally artistic. Van Roxas is exceptionally a pop rock superstar. His groovy moves, charm and star-striking presence really gave him much of the edge from the rest. Liezel Garcia has one of the finest voices in the industry. She was also a 5 time star scholar. This exotic beauty is coined to be the future of Philippine RnB. Bugoy Drilon on the final note gave out his extraordinary voice much to his distinction. He has the widest vocal range that came out from the deepest part of his heart and soul.

It is a night to reckon. A celebration of the finest talent ever staged so far in the country. A collection of different people who strives to unite though they’re in a midst of competition. What they have achieved is not just improvement and fame, but inspiration, love and respect from their mentors, co-scholars, families and the fans.

There’s one more step though before the curtain falls. Tomorrow is the Grand Awards Night! And you have to keep on voting until 2pm with ASAP! Who would you vote for? 😎

PDA2: Jet Saved Laarni, Cris And Bea On Their 3rd Probationary Night

Jet Singh, finally decided to drop out of the Pinoy Dream Academy after the announcement of their scorecards and being included to the bottom four scholars on their 3rd probationary night. This luckily saved the other bottom three Laarni, Cris and Bea for the expulsion night.

He was disappointed the last time he wasn’t voted out the last expulsion night. But for now, taking no chances to be voted again to stay, he decided to go straight home back to his family.

As for the scholar’s 3rd Gala Performance Night yesterday, both teams failed to meet the passing GPA with 6.68 and 7.32 for One Voice and Pupilars, respectively. But fortunately for the Pupilars, having won the music video making competition, they got a plus 0.5 to their team’s GPA, giving them a passing score of 7.82.

You can checkout ABS CBN Pinoy Academy Season II site for the full article.

“Pinoy Idol” versus “Pinoy Dream Academy 2”

“Pinoy Idol” versus “Pinoy Dream Academy 2”

GMA 7’s “Pinoy Idol” talent search chose its final 12 “best bets,” while ABS-CBN 2’s “Pinoy Dream Academy” declared their new 16 singing star “scholars” last June 15, 2008.

PDA2: Rafael ‘Iñaki’ Ting and Laarni Losala – 1st Probationary Scholars of Pinoy Dream Academy 2

18-year-old Rafael Ting, dubbed as the “Stage Performer,” is from Pasig City. His favorite singer is David Cook. He got 5 votes from his fellow scholars.

Laarni Losala is age 23 from Sultan Kudarat. Her favorite performer is Lea Salonga. She got 3 votes to put her on the last.

Beatriz “Bea” Muñoz, 18, is from Alabang. Bea is the girlfriend of another PDA scholar Miguel Mendoza. Her favorite singer is Lea Salonga. She got 8 votes that includes Chivas and Bunny’s votes to finally save her from being a probationary scholar.

To vote for your favorite dreamer using your mobile phone, text
PDA <name of dreamer>

Example: PDA INAKI    or    PDA LAARNI

to the following access numbers:
2331 for Globe, TM and Bayan Wireless Landline subscribers
231 for Smart and Talk N’ Text subscribers