PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"The big twist is happening this Sunday, October 30, on the most talked about widest and biggest reality singing search in the country as the remaining nine music acts continue with their battle for the big break on Protégé.
'For the first time on the show, the protégés will get song assignments from other mentors, a challenge that may make or break their status in the competition. And as the battle on stage intensifies, protégés are caught in the web of intrigue that started growing at the beginning of this week of the 2nd elimination night.
"Samantha, Joey G's protégé blurted no-holds-barred comments about Denise, Gloc 9's protégé. The "Urban Pop Gurl" from Pangasinan said that Denise should have been the one who got eliminated because she is the weakest among all contestants. This started a furious exchange of words among the singers. Rey Valera's protégé, Janina, Jay-R's protégé, Kenneth and Claire's protégé, Jensen got tangled up in this word war.
"How will this dispute affect their performances on Sunday? Can Denise rise above the challenge of proving that she deserves to be in the competition?
"Meanwhile, the "Bibong Showstopper" from Cebu, Nomer pleaded to have his song changed because he is not familiar with what Mentor Janno assigned to him. But in the end, Nomer opted to sing the same song under the guidance of Mentor Rachelle. Also this week, one of Lovely's birthday wishes came true: to see her father. On her 13th birthday celebration, she was surprised with her father's appearance. Seeing him face to face for the very first time was one unparalleled happy moment for the Singing Cinderella from Davao.
"Aiza's protégé, RnB Sistah Krizza, was touched by the reunion of a father and a daughter that she witnessed. Like Lovely, Krizza is also hoping that one day she would spend good times with her dad. She got emotional during rehearsals when Mentor Aiza asked her to feel the regrets that she has so she can give justice to the song. Will all this help soup-up her performance on Sunday?
"Another mentor -protégé tandem will be booted out of the competition based on the combined votes of the audience and judges scores. Witness as the 2nd elimination round unfolds this Sunday night on the Live Gala and Results Show of Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break!
"The Live Gala airs after Kap's Amazing Stories and the Results Show happens after Sanib-Pwersa on GMA-7."
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