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20 ‘Star Power’ Finalists Now Ready to Battle for Female Pop Superstar Title

After thorough screening by the Megastar and ABS-CBN top management, the 20 finalists were chosen to vie for the first Star Power title.

Everyone was pleasantly surprised last Sunday as the one-and-only Megastar Sharon Cuneta, together with ABS-CBN’s most distinguished executives announced not only 12 but 20 finalists among the regional contenders, to compete in the much-talked-about Star Power, Sharon’s Search for the Next Pop Superstar.

“It really took us a hard time to choose. Sobrang gagaling ng mga sumali from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Instead of just 12, we’ve decided to choose 20, whom we think have the potential of becoming the next female pop superstar,” the Megastar said.

The eminent panel of deliberators, who meticulously chose the 20 is composed of ABS-CBN President and Chief Operating Officer Charo Santos-Concio, former ABS-CBN President Freddie M. Garcia, Head of ABS-CBN Channel 2 Cory Vidanes, Entertainment Head Linggit Tan, Managing Director of Star Cinema Malou Santos, TV director/star builder and Star Magic consultant Johnny Manahan, Managing Director of Star Records Anabelle Regalado-Borja, Asap XV, Asap Live and Star Power Business Unit Head Joyce Liquicia, and of course, Megastar Sharon Cuneta. All of them shared their constructive remarks to each of the regional finalists who showcased their singing talents.

“I am proud to welcome them in my Star Power circle,” said Sharon as she announced the names of the finalists. The battle between the 20 starts this Sunday in Star Power, after Rated K on ABS-CBN.

This Sunday, seven of them—Rheena, Camille, Glaiza, Angeline, Laurice, Macy and Sam—shine as they sing songs of their lives in My Story, My Song. Megastar will also take a deeper look on the lives of each of these contenders.

Rheena, the first contender to perform on Sunday dreams to enter the prestigious Conservatory of Music. Her retired soldier dad, however, wants her to be a lawyer. But the young Rheena believes she can be a singing lawyer. “Lahat nang natutunan ko from my parents, especially my father, gagamitin ko para matupad ko ang mga pangarap ko sa buhay,” Rheena said.

Camille, on the other hand, learned from her father that in this world “nothing is permanent.” That’s why in every opportunity that comes along her way, she always gives her best shot. “Dumating sa point na sobrang nabaon na ang pamilya ko sa utang. Kaya gusto kong gamitin yung talent ko upang bumangon kami at maitaas, kahit papaano, yung antas ng pamumuhay namin. Kung nasa ilalim kami ngayon, I’m sure there will come a point na giginhawa din ang buhay namin,” she shared.

For Glaiza, the fierce contestant from Luzon, family must always be the first priority. Her mom is an accountant while her dad is a security guard. Their smooth-sailing lives were only derailed a bit when her sibling ran away after he had a misunderstanding with their dad. Since then, Glaiza’s life gradually became very sad as she lost one of her best companions—her kuya. In her quest for stardom, she also hopes for her family to reunite again.

Angeline also had a bittersweet life. She never met her biological mother while her father abandoned her when she was still a child and already built a new family. Despite all the misery she experienced, Angeline is still grateful to have grown up with her loving grandmother. “Sumali ako sa Star Power para sa mga taong hindi na naniniwala sa akin,” shares Angeline.

So long as she has her guitar to strum, Laurice will be the “happiest person alive.” She shares that whenever she’s happy she just sings it out loud. Her most “down” moment is when she had to quit school because of financial constraints. Now, with Star Power, Laurice wants to regain whatever important thing she lost in her life.

Beauty, brains, singing talent, happy family and well-off life are the things Macy has. But because of the separation of her parents, all of these shattered. She was then turned over to her grandmother’s care. Her loving grandama, however, died. And that’s the time she felt so alone. Insecurities and fears are only of the few effects Macy got from her life experience. Will she be able to rebuild herself in Star Power?

Sam, who will perform on Sunday, believes that not everyone is given a second chance at life. She shared her experience when she and her best friend amazingly survived a horrible vehicular accident. That’s why, for her, life really has to be cherished and lived to the fullest. She also dreams to have her own album in the future. Will Star Power pave way for it?

“In every song you sing, you should really have a heart for it. Just believe in yourself,” Star Power co-host and Asian Idol Christian Bautista advised the contestants.

With contestants already geared up, Star Power again dominates the Sunday’s Primetime block. Never miss the unending surprises in “Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar” on Sunday, October 24, after Rated K on ABS-CBN.

33 Comments on 20 ‘Star Power’ Finalists Now Ready to Battle for Female Pop Superstar Title

  1. leolyn aizel l domayan // April 9, 2016 at 9:32 am //

    hi espirito

  2. according to my own taste my top 5 will be Akiko,Joy,Mia,Lawrice,K-la

  3. hahaha sana manalo si ninay at natasia gusto ko boses nila

  4. i like RHEENA, pang beauty queen, maganda sia, matalino at maganda ang boses nakakabilib, very refreshing sabi nga ni ms MEGA. hehe 🙂
    At infairness, sia lang ang sumasagot sa FB, ung iba hndi namamansin! sia pag minesage mo, sumasagot talga. Mabait na bata, haha

  5. go go go sam..you have a very good potential to be the one…be bright in choosing the songs…

  6. LAURICE is one of the youngest yet very promising. The voice is outstanding…Kakaiba ang hagod sa mga songs na napipili ng bata. Walang katulad, ONLY Hope is some kind of rendetion na kakaiba sa pandinig talaga. Her unique style, the best so far.

  7. arnel g. espiritu // October 25, 2010 at 7:20 am //

    so far, i like Sam among those who performed last night. she’s not only pretty, she also has a nice voice, very confident and registers well on screen. bright future.

  8. Gioy Garrido // October 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm //

    I just wish I could have, at least, one of them to sing my compositions… Possible ba yun? Thanks! GOD Bless! and More “STAR POWER” to you all!

  9. go go.. i lyk akiko, k-la nd kAYE..
    KAYE WAS SO FABULOUS!!! i lyk her singing deCOde.. gRabeh.. anTAas nUN.. gaLing mUh teH..!!!

  10. dami supporters si angeline.kung boses lang ang basehan,taob na lahat…go angeline!ito na siguro yung time for you…gogogo.let’s support angeline.

  11. Gudluck to all of you! Your’re all good, just give your best, may the best woman win… go go go.

  12. sembreak ko lang to mappanood how sad 🙁

  13. di basi angeline sumali na yansa star for a night sya ung may pagkatibo….

  14. kapamilya ruled // October 22, 2010 at 9:13 am //

    congrats sa mga nkpasok…

  15. Naku, malaking GOOD LUCK! Kawawa naman ang mananalo. As long as Sarah is in ABS-CBN, nobody else will get a fair treatment. Diba Mommy Divine?

  16. rheena sumali sya sa wowowee noon kya di ko sya makalimutan,maganda sya.

  17. aabangan ko talaga ang star power.akiko and angeline go!go!

  18. si angeline sumali din yan sa diz is it kantahan pero hindi nanalo.pero ganda ng boses niya.

  19. di sila kagandhan kulang sa personality pero infairness mganda mga voice nila.kung sa criteria pagppilianm bet ko sina akiko,k-la at yung isa na hawig ni jakie rice bukod sa mganda mga boses nila mat star appeal sila as in may star factor/personality.d rest voice lng.

  20. rolito 1986 // October 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm //

    bet ko angeline….. go angieline.!

  21. Si angeline yung nakalaban ni sarah g. Noon… Habang may buhay ang kinanta nya noon…

  22. bet ko si angeline…magaling sya,finalist rin sya sa diz iz kantahan ehh…dun pa lang gusto ko na sya.and finalist rin daw yun dun sa contest kung san nanalo si sarah…k-la is beautiful but angeline has a very good voice.try nyo pakinggan kumanta si angeline,mala-regine velasquez.promise!

  23. glingan nyu guys!!

  24. beat ko si rheena because shes very beautiful ilike her voice.

  25. Anonymous // October 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm //

    grazilda,, tigbak na!!!!

  26. gradzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz // October 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm //

    anovahhh d na may ari ng abs-cbn c charice INTERNATIONAL na xa…ahem! at isa pa kahit saang network xa pumunta d lng sa abs-cbn…

  27. gusto ko si akiko at camille….maganda at mgaling…

  28. korekorekok mga penyoko…..ang gagaling nilang lahat

  29. Yan din ang naisip q. Kng sakaling lumipat.. Cna sarah at charice Hehe, guxto q c Akiko at k-la.. Ganda.. At akiko bet ko.

  30. Anonymous // October 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm //

    good luck sa inyo,, taob na namna sa ratings ang grazilda,,, tsugihin na yan

  31. ############ Kapamilya1 // October 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm //

    naghahanda ng ang abs cbn..gumagawa na sila ng panibagong superstar kng sakaling lumipat na si sarah o si charice sa kabila…good for abs…

    pinapanood ko ito ang ganda,,,

    at saka ang gagaling talaga..

  32. guduck 2 all!!!!!!!!!!!
    kaya lang sobrang gabi n kc,pero pinapanood pa rin namin…
    sana makabuo ng girl group mula sa star power…
    ung may pagka kpop pero dapat pilipino style…hoping abs!!!???
    magagaling mga pilipino specially sa singing proven n yan,kaya lang ung ibang maganda ung boses pero ung looks medyo di maganda sa mata….
    sa 22o lang..peace lang po…
    comment lang po…

  33. i’ll support Angeline. D 20 contestant have all great voice but only Angeline has d soul

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