Pinoy Dream Academy's top six scholars will have their first U.S. Tour starting April 7. On each day of their tour, one of the members of the Dream Big talents will join their performance.
The Dream Big first batch of talents are composed of the top ten scholars of PDA. This includes grand champion Yeng Constantino, Ronnie Liang, Jay-R Siaboc, Panky Trinidad, Irish Fullerton, Chad Peralta, Rosita Bareng, Yvan Lambatan, Davey Langit, and Eman Abatayo.
Also joining the team are RJ Jimenez, Iya Ginez, and Kristoff Abrenica. These three scholars weren't able to make it to the top ten, but were still included in the dream team by director Lauren Dyogi.
Direk Dyogi explained that Dream Big would serve as a stepping-stone for its talents.
He explained, "Dream Big production is an extension of Pinoy Dream Academy and [Pinoy] Big Brother. So more or less, it's a transition unit wherein we handle muna the kids until.... About a year or two that we have them, we take care of their career, start off their career, 'tapos kapag okay na sila, then, we transfer them to Star Magic."
Dyogi clarified, however, that Dream Big would handle its talents individually and not as a group. He said, "Iba-iba ang career siyempre. Iba ang music ni Yeng, iba ang music ni Irish, iba ang music ni Chad. May kani-kanila silang career, nagkataon lang na ngayon alam ng tao na nanggaling sila sa Pinoy Dream Academy kaya mas madali silang ma-recognize as a group. But we promote them and take care of their careers individually."
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Direk Dyogi, during a photo shoot with the talents of Dream Big, why they decided to include other members who did not make it to the top ten. He said, "Si RJ, noong naga-audition 'yan, naniniwala talaga ako sa kakayahan niya. Si Iya naman is really a good sultry singer parang iba 'yong nao-offer niyang kind of music. Si Kristoff naman is more on the artista side, but since galing siya sa PDA sinama na rin namin siya."
Meanwhile, the U.S. Tour will kick off at San Francisco on April 7. Then, on April 8 in Los Angeles, California, April 13 in Chicago, April 14 in New York, April 15 in Atlantic City, April 20 in Las Vegas and April 21 in San Diego.
According to Direk Dyogi, the tour is mainly for the top six scholars—Yeng, Ronnie, Jay-R, Panky, Irish and Chad. However, the member of Dream Big talents who will guest on the show is not yet definite.Dyogi explained, "Depende sa tour, nagi-schedule si Direk Jon [Ilagan] kung sino 'yong pwedeng isama. 'Yong top six will definitely be there. I don't know kung sino ang gusto niyang isama. He makes it a point na umiikot 'yong mga bata."