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! 😉

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.