PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5:
"Artista Academy’s top 6 grand finalists experience a rare privilege this week as they get to interact with no less than the biggest and brightest stars of Philippine show business: Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, and Superstar Nora Aunor.
"Akihiro Blanco, Chanel Morales, Mark Neumann, Shaira Mae, Sophie Albert and Vin Abrenica know that they now face tougher challenges as their Artista Academy journey culminates in the Grand Awards Night to be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on October 27. It is a great opportunity for them to be personally inspired and encouraged by the most successful of all artistas in Philippine showbiz.
"This Wednesday, Artista Academy airs the courtesy visit of Mark Neumann to the office of Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, who is proud to be have a Batangueño in the grand finals of TV5’s grandest artista search. The Star for All Seasons shares with Mark her journey to stardom from the time she started as a child actress at the young age of nine. She also gives Mark a personal “lucky charm” to always remind him to keep striving to be better at what he does and to never stop learning to hone his talents.
"On Thursday, it’s Sharon Cuneta’s turn to give her words of inspiration as all six Artista Academy Honor Students converse with the Megastar and ask questions about the challenges, hardships and triumphs of her showbiz career.
"Moreover, Akihiro, Mark and Vin are given the chance to do what almost all Filipino artistas dream of: they will be acting with Superstar Nora Aunor in a short film to be shown in this Saturday’s Live Exam. Behind-the-scene footages of the shoot as well as the Superstar’s comments about the Artista Academy boys will be shown in this Friday’s episode.
"Artista Academy airs weeknights at 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. on TV5."
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