PHOTO CAPTION: (From top to bottom) Ogie Alcasid, Jennylyn Mercado and Dingdong Dantes get to follow the journey of the contestants of Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break.
PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"All roads will lead to one destination this Sunday, October 16, as the biggest and widest reality talent search on Philippine TV, Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break, showcases the Final 10 live at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage.
"After the three-month long search, each of the 10 music icons acting as mentors finally has a sole protégé. The mentor-protégé tandems that will battle for the big break are: Mentor Jaya and Protégé Lovely Embuscado from Davao, Mentor Aiza and Protégé Krizza from Cagayan De Oro, Mentor Imelda and Protégé Rosalyn from Bicol, Mentor Joey G and Protégé Samantha from Dagupan, Mentor Rey and Protégé Group So Wat from Pampanga, Mentor Claire and Protégé Jensen from Batangas, Mentor Gloc 9 and Protégé Denise from Mega Manila, Mentor Rachelle Ann and Protégé Nomer from Cebu and Mentor Janno and Protégé Lirah.
"10 Music icons were tasked to roam around the country and scour different provinces and cities to find the best music acts that may become their bets for the competition. After the Hunt phase from different regions, each mentor picked three potential protégés who were pitted against each other during the Face Off round. Judges decided who among them deserves to move on to the Live Gala.
"The first live show will be a non-elimination showdown with the theme"Protégés Pick." Every Sunday, expect cutting-edge production numbers and international quality entertainment from the protégés as each of them performs on stage to win the votes of the public and the judges.
"Judging the competition are acclaimed composer and musical director, Mr. Louie Ocampo, renowned TV Director and Musician, Direk Bert De Leonand Comedian, TV Host and Songwriter, Joey de Leon. Together with the help of the voting public, they will choose who will stay in the competition.
"Witness how the protégés made it through the week despite the growing conflicts and struggles they are enduring as they break in to the world of show business. Protégé Kenneth has been holding grudges against his mentor, Jay-R, because he feels like the latter has been very distant and paid a little attention to his responsibilities as mentor. Rey Valera's group, "So Wat" are now struggling hard to gel together and be able to come up with a good show. Jaya's Protégé, the teen girl with a pet pig, Lovely Embuscado, on the other hand is now living her Cinderella dream. Mentor Claire has been pushing her Protégé Jensen so hard, that's how serious she is to win the cutthroat competition. Not even Mentor Imelda can stop her from claiming the grand title.
"More inciting events are coming as the week culminates on the biggest musical warfare, Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break, this Sunday, October 16, after Kap's Amazing Stories."
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