‘Star Power’ Finalists Consistent in Giving Excellent Performances, Says Judges

The audience kept on throwing screams of cheer last Sunday as seven finalists performed in the country’s most-talked-about talent reality show, Star Power, Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar.

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.

25 Comments on ‘Star Power’ Finalists Consistent in Giving Excellent Performances, Says Judges

  1. Nakakarindi na yong puro “FLOP” na lang ang sinasabi! Puro FLOP FLOP FLOP! Contest naman ‘yan eh at about yan kung sino ang magaling kumanta, hindi pagandahan ng programa! Naman toh! Grabe kayo! Mabuti nga umaangat ang mga aspiring singers through these shows from different networks! Kapuso man o kapamilya, Pilipino at pilipino pa rin ang gumawa nyan… ay ewan ko sa inyo…. bahala kayo

  2. go JOY LAQUINARIO . .

  3. toothfairy // November 3, 2010 at 10:53 am //

    im a kapamilya pero irita ako sa ka-OAyan na naman ni mega.dapat ba talagang yakap-yakapin at halik-halikan pa ang mga contestants?saka tigilan na yang paghighlight sa mga sob stories ng mga sumasali.sympathy votes should not be the basis in winning a contest.just stick to judging based on pure talent.

  4. i lOve Kaye nd aKIko.. go ceBuanaS!!!!

  5. i love angeline story and her voice is outstanding… one thing that she improve is her confidence and her over look appearance… chubby p siya.. but for sure for this time she will win the contest… im hoping na maabot niya rin ang nagawa ni sarah n dti niyang nkalban sa contest


    It seems that the Kapuso Network has finally raised the white flag against Showtime, as Edu’s debut program as a kapuso, ASAR TALO, is nearing its final episode. Insiders from the Network relates that failure to beat Showtime in its time slot forced the channel to give up and venture to another program that will finally put showtime to its end. Previously the longest running morning talk show SIS, and the block timer DIZ IZ IT, was also axed due to low ratings. This will be the third axed program within a year that failed to give Showtime a fair fight. The question is, what will happen now to Edu? What show will GMA replace to occupy this time slot? that is for us to know.

  7. asar talo stugi na yun ang tunay na Flop for day 1 until nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  8. kapamilya ruled // October 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm //

    ang galing ng top 20
    ang gagaling nilang lahat

  9. Akiko an kLA // October 31, 2010 at 11:54 am //

    Go go go!

  10. meron palang ganitong show?hehehe…

  11. ungas tlaga yan wlang dating kaya low ratings.. haha

  12. panget yn

  13. oo pahiya tlaga! ! ngeek!

  14. d nman msyadong pnaguusap ang contest na yan.. low ratings nga eh.. d na cguro interesado mga tao .. pahiya abs noh..

  15. panis ang kanguso!magsara na kayo! // October 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm //

    FLOP BA???!

    musta pala yung PINOY FLOP IDOL, PINOY FLOP SUPERSTAR, ARE YOU D NEXT BIG FLOP!??!?!BWAHAHAHA! meron pa starsucks from season 3-5 FLOP!BWAHAHAHA!

    e ito tunay na magagaling walang itapon sa galing, senyo KANGUSO NASAN NA?!?! san na yung mga nanalo??! di pa sumisikat LAOS NA!BWAHAHAHA!

  16. GMA mo ang totoong flop network sa pilipinas

  17. Gagaling nila. 🙂

  18. iba ba ang napanood kong star power? hwag nga tayong maglokohan.nakatutok ako sa satr power dahil die hard kapamilya ako pero sa mga napanood ko—wala pakong nakitang potential star.kalokah.

  19. haler?!!!! // October 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm //

    iba ba ang napanood kong star power/ wag nga tayong maglokohan.nakatutok ako sa satr power dahil die hard kapamilya ako pero sa mga napanood ko—wala pakong nakitang potential star.

  20. More Power // October 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm //

    I love Angeline so as K-La and Akiko ang gaganda nila…

    Sayang si Bituin, hndi man lang sya umabot sa Final Cut to think na ilang beses syang naging defending weekly Champion sa Pinoy Pop Superstar dati…

    btw gagaling ng mga contestants ng Show na to… More Power!

  21. i’ll go with angeline…
    very good voice/…gogogo angeline.

  22. Anonymous // October 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm //

    good luck sa lahat!!!

  23. flop na show haha

    pang low class na contest kasi wala na ang sponsor na Globe Asiatique eWWW!!!

  24. Una ko…!
    Bilangan ulit tyo..!

  25. Una ko!
    Bilangan ulit tyo..!

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