PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"The Prima Biritera from Naga City sealed her fate into the stage of stardom after being kicked off in the first elimination night of Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break.
"Protégé Rosalyn Navarro and Mentor Imelda Papin became the first mentor-protégé tandem to get booted out of the top ten finalists during last Sunday's (October 23) first live elimination night at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage, after receiving the fewest number of viewer votes. She agonized at the bottom two with Protégé Krizza Neri and Mentor Aiza Seguerra.
"The remaining 9 mentor-protégé tandems who will move on to the next round of gala performances are Jaya-Lovely Embuscado from Davao; Aiza Seguerra-Krizza Neri from Cagayan De Oro; Joey G.-Samantha Felizco from Dagupan; Rey Valera-SO WAT singing group from Pampanga; Claire dela Fuente-Jensen Teñoso from Batangas; Gloc 9-Denise Barbacena from Mega Manila; Jay-R-Kenneth Monico from Cabanatuan; Rachelle Ann Go-Nomer Limatog from Cebu; and Janno Gibbs-Lirah Bermudez from Iloilo.
"All nine mentor-protégé tandems should double their efforts to improve their performances with the hope of winning not only the approval of the three judges but also the votes of the public to avoid getting the cut in the next elimination round.
"Voting begins at the start of the each live gala performance and the results will be revealed on the same night.
"To vote for your favorite Protégé, just text PROTÉGÉ (space) NAME OF PROTÉGÉ and send to 2344 for Globe, TM and Sun subscribers, and 367 for Smart and Talk N' Text users.
"Televiewers can follow the backstage drama and exclusive insider scoops on the lives of the remaining nine mentors and their protégés thru the 10-minute daily updates on Inside Protégé hosted by Jennylyn Mercado, Mondays to Fridays after Time of My Life and every Saturday after Manny Many Prizes.
"Who will be the second finalist to say goodbye in the next elimination night? The live gala night of Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break airs every Sunday right after Kap's Amazing Stories with the live results show after Sanib Pwersa on GMA-7."
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