‘The X Factor Philippines’ Begins Search for Next Singing Superstar

“The X Factor Philippines” brings together four of the country's biggest names in the recording industry across generations, Concert King Martin Nievera, Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, international singing sensation Charice, and Asia’s Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales, as celebrity judge-mentors who will start touring the country this week and begin the search for the next Pinoy singing superstar.

“It’s such an honor to be part of the show. I’ve been there. I joined singing contests and I know how they feel. So, as a judge-mentor, I’m just going to be kind but honest to them,” said Charice who is the youngest ‘The X Factor’ judge-mentor in the history of the international franchise.

Martin also expressed his excitement to work with his fellow “The X Factor Philippines” judge-mentors.

“Gary and I have a great working relationship. Tita Pilita is my mentor. Not too many people know it though, but she was the one who discovered me and said that I have a future in the industry. Charice is the youngest with most experience so I’m sure she has a lot to bring so I am just excited to work with all of them,” he explained.

Gary, on the other hand, is just as excited as Martin to start the show especially on mentoring the contestants. He also shared his stand on the possible competition that may happen among the judge-mentors.

“I am that kind of guy that if I challenge anyone— it’ll be myself. It will not be for the other judges because the other judges have their own idea on who’s going to be the next big thing. Whether I get to mentor the Boys, the Girls, the Over 30s, or the Groups, I hope that in the end it’ll be one from my group who will win. But knowing the judges we have, it will not be a challenge to put down anybody but rather bringing out the best in whomever the contestant is,” said Gary.

Meanwhile, Pilita, who is not new in judging talent searches, admitted she is quite challenged because the show is entirely different from the past shows or judging she did.

“There is mentoring involved here. We are not just looking for the voice. We are looking for a personality you can sell worldwide. If we are looking for someone who sings well, there are thousands in this country, on every corner of the street but they need to have that ‘x factor.’ We can’t even define it but once we see it on someone, we would know,” said Pilita.

The celebrity judge-mentors will soon tour the country together with host KC Concepcion. KC joined “The X Factor Philippines” team during the first round of auditions and shared how she was blown away by the contestants.

“They are really good. You will be surprised to see all of them. It is true that we have the best performers. For example, there is one carenderia vendor, wearing a simple duster, whom you wont believe can sing like Whitney Houston,” KC shared.

KC and the judge-mentors will first go to Cebu on Wednesday (May 16) and on Thursday (May 17) for the Visayas leg of auditions to be held in Hoops Dome, Cebu City.

They will then go to Davao Del Sur Coliseum in Davao on May 23 and 24 to see if Mindanao hopefuls have the ‘x factor.’

Manilenos and auditionees from the rest of Luzon will be adjudged last as the team goes to its final stop at the PAGCOR Theater this May 30, 31, and June 1.

Live auditions are open to the public. Keep tuning in on ABS-CBN to know how to claim free tickets.

If you want to watch auditions in Davao, get your tickets at ABS-CBN Davao on May 19, 1 PM on on May 21 at the audition venue at the same time.

For tickets to auditions in PAGCOR Theater, just line up at the ABS-CBN audience entrance on Saturday (May 26) at 1 PM.

“The X Factor” is a world-renowned musical franchise by Simon Cowell that started in the UK. ABS-CBN bagged the exclusive rights to localize the program with KC Concepcion as host. The show will also give away P4 million in prizes— the biggest prize for a talent search in the history of Philippine TV.

Watch out for biggest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with host KC Concepcion, airing soon on ABS-CBN.


32 Comments on ‘The X Factor Philippines’ Begins Search for Next Singing Superstar

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  2. guilty2 // May 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm //

    alam nio kung hindi isang malaking threat ang gma sa abs..hindi mamamansin at di maaapektuhan ang mga kapams dito…for sure affected sila kasi hindi na malakas ang tfc sa saudi or gulf countries dahil sa gma7 at tv5….yan eh galing sa mga bibig mismo ng mga taga osn….

  3. guilty2 // May 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm //

    oh atleast mga singers ang nsa PP at hindi lipsingers at pagirl

  4. Annemichelle3505 // May 16, 2012 at 10:09 am //

    GMA mas magaling ang actors, actress, singers?
    I don’t think so….
    Just look for the sold out concerts local and abroad, gold, platinum albums, movies and awards…..
    ABS-CBN Artists shined and won…95% Artists of ABS-CBN is known by Filipinos worldwide…
    5 % goes to GMA and others…walang kukuntra…opinion ko to..hahahaha

  5. Only ABS-CBN has the guts to franchised foreign shows… Akala kb mas kumikita ang Kamuning.. bkit hnd  ngfranchised ng shows… ngtitipid ba? 🙂

  6. Lilfonc // May 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm //

    ah! di napo singing contest yun, artista naman daw! hahahaha! ewan koba! GMA talaga! baka sabihin na naman nilang Talo nila sa Youtube ang American Idol sa padamihan ng hits.. parang yung the road lang talo ang avengers..(yun pala sila lang paulit ulit nanood ng  trailer, gamit ang madaming PC sa GMA hahaha) 

  7. Shingauren // May 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm //

    totoo yan carnaval talaga ang ASAP..kabantay ka??

  8.  can’t wait for this show!!! i hope the stage is a blast!

  9. Evilbinature // May 15, 2012 at 11:58 am //

    Martin, Gary and Ms Pilita Corrales are all credible judges. But I don’t know with Charice. Di porket magaling at sumikat lang sa Youtube pde na maging Judge. Pumili na lang ng iba. Huwag na sya

  10. goKAPAMILYA // May 15, 2012 at 11:38 am //

    According to the website
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    GMA Films’ much hyped
    horror movie, THE ROAD, which debuted in 50 US cinemas has failed to lured
    interest from American viewers as it only raked P2.6 million or $61,200
    according to the international tabulator BOX OFFICE MOJO. Although the Film
    allegedly received positive reviews from international critics as claimed by
    GMA, it has somehow failed to appeal even to almost a million Filipino citizens
    residing in US and Canada. Is the hype for the said movie simple media frenzy?

  11. Artdanz04 // May 15, 2012 at 7:20 am //

    walang dating pero binasa mo

  12. KASUSOGMA7 // May 15, 2012 at 6:00 am //


  13. Mr5808463 // May 15, 2012 at 5:55 am //

    bitter lang teh!! affected ka yata?

  14. Mr5808463 // May 15, 2012 at 5:55 am //

    affected ka yata harhar hehehehe bitter na bitter ang comment mo

  15. Mr5808463 // May 15, 2012 at 5:54 am //

    hahaha mas bitter itong si jjssbb

  16. Jsantos121582 // May 15, 2012 at 5:11 am //

    ha? the best ang GMA? di nga? maganda na ba sa inyo ang biritan? sabagay……

  17. Charice – youngest ‘The X Factor’ judge-mentor in the history of the international franchise! The must be something.

  18. Whorunthismotha?! // May 15, 2012 at 1:51 am //

    uhm, so sino dyan sa mga yan na iyong nabanggit ang nagkaroon ng hit album for the past two years?

  19. Whorunthismotha?! // May 15, 2012 at 1:48 am //

    actually, Protege is a rip-off of The Voice

  20. Willierevlme // May 15, 2012 at 1:30 am //

    hay walang originality ang abs lage nlng nag gagaya sa ibang bansa buti gma7 lagi original…at magagaling ang mga nananalo sa 7  tiyak hindi mag cliclick ito laos na kc ang xfactor na ito  tignan nyo pati PBB wala narin laos narin di narin pipansin..gaya gaya kc abs walang kwenta..

  21. Kapusosaeuropa // May 15, 2012 at 1:25 am //

    ang sabe ni truth di daw nya alam na natapos na ang protege hahaaha baliw  bakit …ikaw mismo nag sabe wala na pano mo nalamang wala na ang protege di ibig sabihin alam mo na natapos na at hoy wag kana mag sinungaling alam kung alam mo nanalo sa protege kaya mo lang sinasabe na dimo alam nanalo kc maka kapalmiyukisss ka…sa totoo lang lahat na nasa top 10 ng protege noon ay dbest magagaling sila lahat magaling humanap ang gma7 ng mga mahusay kumanta..ok..mas magagaling ang mga singer ng gma7..kung magaling sana ang abs na mamili ng singer bakit natalo si charice noon sa show ng abs at ngayung sumikat si charice at iba ang nag pasikat sa kanya ..ngayun laging hinahabol ng abs si charice hahaha..mas nag karoon pa nga si charice ng magagandang project sa gma7 naka ilang concert  na sya sa gma7 sa abs wala pa..wawa nman kayo..

  22. si roger delas alas.. na nag cocoment d2 kahit ano gawin mo gma7 parin ang dbest at yun ang totoo..dapat ang pangalan mo roger delas malas kc laging mga malas ang shows ng abs mapa umaga o gabe gma rulesss no1 parin  walang tatalo sa gma daytime  kusina master..eatbulaga mga drama ng gma sa hapon at primetime sa gabe 24 oras  legacy mybeloved  biritera…kaya go go go gma7 4 ever

  23. hoy mga kapalmilyukissss  walang kwenta mga singers nyo gma7 dbest lahat nadun la diva rashel ann go kyla regine marami pa  sino paba itatapat nyo  sa chanel nyong kapalmilyakisss kung biritan??ang pag uusapan..gma dbest..

  24. Comtesse Nicole de Lancret // May 15, 2012 at 12:54 am //

    Charice is no longer the youngest X-Factor judge anymore. Its now Demi Lovato.

    Lovato will complete the judging panel of X-Factor USA and she is only 19. 🙂

    Charice turned 20 last May 10. We are proud of these kids because they do have what we call TALENT and X FACTOR. 🙂

  25. Carlo68 // May 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm //

    Kung carnaval ang ASAP, ano na lang ang Party Pilipinas, todos los santos? Bwahahaha

  26. masyado ka talagang affected teh cguro hndi ka tinanggap ng abs kaya ka masyadong bitterrrrrr….hahahaha

  27. ikumpara mo sa protege.. ni hindi namin alam na natapos na pala at kung sino nanalo.. original dw pero hinango nman sa pbb.

  28.  Marami talagang magaling na singers sa GMA. Nakakainis lang kasi parang pinabayaan ang kanilang mga careers. Wala man lang album hits kasi parang kulang sa promotion.

  29. bk ikaw ang walang dating hahaha… parang gma artists walang kalatoy kalatoy…

  30. kapamilyaks // May 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm //

    sana nga may ma i produce na totoong kapamilya singer ang abscbn…puro kasi pirata ang mga singers ng abscbn eh…tingnan nio ang asap, parang carnabal…may trombolon, keplon, kaplon at BADING!!

  31. ^ ows, bitter lang teh?

  32. walang dating!!!!!!!!!

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