PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"After the showdown of the mentor-protégé tandems last Sunday, dance darling Arny Ross made her exit at the fourth elimination night of Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break.
"Now, only nine protégés remain in the competition as each contender continues to work harder on their weekly performances to impress and draw enough support from the voting public and the judges.
"The Top 9 are Japs de Luna, Shelly Hipolito, Jeric Gonzales, Thea Tolentino, Ruru Madrid, Bryan Benedict, Mikoy Morales, Zandra Summer, and Elle Ramirez.
"This week, the Top 9 are immersed in a hosting workshop in preparation for a VTR hosting presentation for their next live performance.
"On Inside Protégé, celebrity host Lolit Solis and director Floy Quintos taught the protégés the basics of hosting interviews. As part of the exercise, the Top 9 took turns in interviewing tween star Bea Binene, who, for the purpose of challenging their hosting skills, assumed a frank and rude personality far from her sweet persona.
"Will their experience be enough to exude a credible hosting skill this Sunday?
"Catch up with the latest development on the lives of the Top 9 on Inside Protégé, which airs weeknights 10:30 p.m. after One True Love on GMA-7."
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