After scouring the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Davao for potential artista aspirants, GMA Network's reality-based artista search, Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break, now seeks to discover prospective hopefuls in Cebu tomorrow, June 7.
The Kapuso Network's newest artista search aims to discover fresh and promising Filipino talents all over the archipelago who will soon become GMA-7's next batch of television sensations.
This search is said to be the biggest yet as Protégé taps the professional guidance of five celebrity mentors who would lead the hunt for their respective artista protégés around the country. The impressive roster of high-profile and formidable mentors are Gina Alajar, Jolina Magdangal, Phillip Salvador, Ricky Davao and Roderick Paulate.
The competition is open to all male and female Filipinos, 13-21 years old, with a unique and striking personality, compelling story to tell, immense likeability factor, and with "artista" looks. Filipinos who are born and/or currently residing abroad are also encouraged to join the artista search provided they must go to the key venues on the respective audition dates with the complete requirements.
Aspirants need to bring the original and photocopy of their birth certificate and two recent photos (1 close-up and 1 full body shot). Those who are below 18 years will also need a written consent from their parents together with the original and photocopy of their parent's valid ID in order to qualify for the auditions.
Interested applicants can also visit the website www.gmanetwork.com for more information on the audition dates and requirements.
They need to prepare at least two 2-minute performances for the audition (sing, dance, rap, beat box, act, play musical instruments, or any extraordinary performances). Contenders are encouraged to be in their most impressive outfits.
The search is not yet over as five more areas will open their doors for the Protégé Call-out: Capitol Grounds, Laoag, Ilocos Norte (June 9); SM Sucat (June 10); SM Batangas (June 14); SM Pampanga (June 16) and SM Mall of Asia (June 18 and 19). Auditions will be from 10am- 6pm.
PROTÉGÉ: The Battle for the Big Artista Break will be hosted by multi-awarded Kapuso star Dingdong Dantes as the Gala Presenter and versatile actress Carla Abellana as the Journey Host. Jennylyn Mercado returns as the host of Inside Protégé while Maxene Magalona is the Web Jock for the daily updates in Protégé Webisodes.