With their “excellent” remarks, it can’t be denied that the acclaimed Star Power judges—multi-talented R&B sensation Billy Crawford, Tawag ng Tanghalan grand champion and one of ABS-CBN’s creative geniuses Edgar “Bobot” Mortiz, and renowned singer and actress Mitch Valdes—were amazed with the seven, not forgetting to give constructive remarks.
“Natutuwa ako na napasama ako sa mga pipili ng next female pop superstar. Nakikita ko na lalo pang titindi ang labanan, kaya good luck sa mga finalists,” said Direk Bobot after hearing all of the performances.
For Billy, on the other hand, it is just the start of everything. According to him, the battle will get more exciting as it moves forward. “I’m really excited. I can’t wait to see everyone perform.”
This coming Sunday on Star Power, after Rated K on ABS-CBN, another seven finalists—Pauline Lutero (Makati), Ninay Lescano (Batangas), Kaye Rancho (Cebu), Joy Laquinario (Davao), Akiko Solon (Cebu), Cristele Gonzales (Compostela) , at Krissel Valdez (Davao)—perform the stories of their lives in My Story, My Song. Will the judges be impressed again?
If the finalists are now geared up, Mitch is also ready to critic not only the performances but also the characteristics of the finalists to judge if they are deserving to be Next Female Pop Superstar.
“We are so ready to find out the next female pop superstar. Ladies, are you ready for the challenge?” Mitch challenges the contenders.
With her OFW father and merienda vendor mother, Pauline tries her best to help her family through her singing talent. In fact, when she won in a singing contest years ago, she used her cash prize to pay for her sibling’s tuition.
Behind the bubbly personality of Ninay is a lady who, amid life’s challenges, continues to fight for what she wants. The education she got is clear evidence that despite being poor, she can still strive hard for a good life. Besides singing, Ninay also has a passion for photography and shopping—in ukay-ukay (thrift shop). According to her, ukay-ukay does not only offer affordable clothes but also unique fashion pieces that you can definitely mix and match.
“Simpleng buhay pero rock,” this is how Kaye describes her simple and prim and proper life. She shares that, like any other kid, she used to be bullied in school. But not any of the tears she shed will stop her from loving music. In fact, music paved way to the restoration of her lost self-esteem. Be it for singing or composing, Kaye’s best friend is her guitar.
God, on the other hand, is the only inspiration of Joy in her life. Be it a small or big task, it must be offered to the Lord, according to Joy. Her family is an active member of a Christian community. That’s why she really relies on the creator. “A girl of simple means and dreams” is what others describe Joy.
From Little Big Star to Star Power, Akiko wants to conquer it all just to enter stardom. She believes that she is destined to follow her star. With the several singing contests she joined, Akiko developed her self-confidence, which she used in a lot of aspects—including her academics. Akiko was a consistent scholar from first year to fourth year high school.
Even if destructive judgments will always come along her way, Cristele believes that dreamed limelight will never be away from her. She also considers her loving mother as her greatest companion. That’s why, win or lose, the independent-minded Cristelle will always be ready to face life’s most difficult challenges.
Krissel’s world almost fell apart when she knew that her beloved grandfather, whom she considered her father, has cancer. Krissel and her family were left by her biological father when she was still a child. But despite having a broken family, she was still able to hone her exemplary singing skills. Krissel is very grateful to her single mom who bravely raised her.
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 Kon ABS-CBN.