Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break had its grand press conference on August 26 at Studio 7 of GMA Network Center in Quezon City.
The talent search will introduce a new breed of performers who could become the country's singing sensations.
It will be hosted by Kapuso stars, including singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid as Journey Host, multi-awarded drama actor Dingdong Dantes as Gala Presentor, and versatile actress Jennylyn Mercado as Reality Host.
Ten highly respected mentors travelled to different parts of the country to find three protégés each. The mentors are: King of Soul Janno Gibbs, who went to Iloilo; The Queen of Soul Jaya, Davao; The Prince of R&B Jay-R, Cabanatuan; The Ultimate Singing Champion Rachelle Ann Go, Cebu; The Wordsmith of Rap Gloc-9, Manila; The Acoustic Sensation Aiza Seguerra, Cagayan de Oro; The Sentimental Songstress Imelda Papin, Naga; The Country's Sweetest Voice Claire dela Fuente, Batangas; The Platinum-Selling Vocalist Joey Generoso of Side A, Dagupan; and Mr. Hitmaker Rey Valera, Pampanga.
The Protégé Judges are: composer/musical director/writer Louie Ocampo, talent manager/director Bert de Leon, and entertainment guru Joey de Leon.
Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break will premiere on Philippine television on September 4.
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