PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"After weeks of live performances and nerve-wracking elimination nights, Ruru Madrid, Jeric Gonzales, Mikoy Morales, Zandra Summer, Elle Ramirez and Thea Tolentino compete to clinch the much coveted titles at stake in Protégé's Final Battle on October 21, 2012.
"With only one week left before the exciting and intense culmination of the battle for the big artista break, tension and excitement are building up for the Final 6 protégés as Gala Presentor Dingdong Dantes made a special announcement for a one-week voting period starting last night, October 14, for the Protégé Nation.
"During the first part of the Final Battle, the Final 6 faced different challenges from the four formidable judges. At the end of their performances, Dingdong asked the judges to name their favorite male and female protégés. All four judges--talent manager/director Bert de Leon, drama actress Cherie Gil, entertainment guru Joey de Leon, and GMA Network Films President Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar--unanimously picked Elle as their female protégé. Jeric, on the other hand, got three votes from Director Bert, Atty. Annette and Joey while Mikoy got a vote from Ms Cherie.
"Two winners will be proclaimed this Sunday--one male protégé and one female protégé. At stake are P12 million worth of cash prizes and a management contract with GMA Artist Center.
"Place your bets and 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.
"Catch the grand revelation in Protégé: The Final Battle for the Big Artista Break this Sunday, October 21, right after Kap's Amazing Stories on GMA-7."
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